Yamagata, Yamagata

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Special city
山形市 · Yamagata City
Official seal of Yamagata
Location of Yamagata in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Yamagata in Yamagata Prefecture
Yamagata is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 38°15′19.5″N 140°20′22.6″E / 38.255417°N 140.339611°E / 38.255417; 140.339611Coordinates: 38°15′19.5″N 140°20′22.6″E / 38.255417°N 140.339611°E / 38.255417; 140.339611
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata Prefecture
 • Mayor Akio Ichikawa
 • Total 381.34 km2 (147.24 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2011)
 • Total 253,951
 • Density 665.94/km2 (1,724.8/sq mi)
 • Tree Japanese Rowan
 • Flower Safflower
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 2-3-25 Hatagomachi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken
Website www.city.yamagata.yamagata.jp

Yamagata (山形市, Yamagata-shi) is a city in the Tōhoku region of Japan. It is on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Yamagata Prefecture.[1]

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.[2]

The sightseeing spot of Yamagata are the peaks of the Zaou, Rissyaku Temple and Yamagata castle. This place is site of Hanagaza festival. This festival is held in August.

Yamagata is hot in summer and cold in winter.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Yamagata" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1038; "Tōhoku" at p. 970.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.

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