Yonezawa, Yamagata

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米沢市 · Yonezawa City
Location of Yamagata in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Yamagata in Yamagata Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata Prefecture
 • Total 548.74 km2 (211.87 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2010)
 • Total 89,401 [1]
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Yonezawa (米沢市, Yonezawa-shi) is a Japanese city in Yamagata Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[2]

History[change | change source]

The castle town was held by the Uesugi clan starting in the Muromachi period.[2]

The modern city was established in 1889.

Related[change | change source]

  1. "Yonezawa". 2011. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Deal, William E. (2005). Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan, p. 81.

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