Yonezawa, Yamagata

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Yonezawa
米沢市
City
Overview of downtown Yonezawa
Overview of downtown Yonezawa
Flag of Yonezawa
Flag
Official seal of Yonezawa
Seal
Location of Yonezawa in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Yonezawa in Yamagata Prefecture
Yonezawa is located in Japan
Yonezawa
Yonezawa
 
Coordinates: 37°55′20.1″N 140°07′0.4″E / 37.922250°N 140.116778°E / 37.922250; 140.116778Coordinates: 37°55′20.1″N 140°07′0.4″E / 37.922250°N 140.116778°E / 37.922250; 140.116778
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
Government
 • Mayor Masaru Nakagawa (since December 2015)
Area
 • Total 548.51 km2 (211.78 sq mi)
Population (October 2015)
 • Total 85,475
 • Density 156/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Kometsuga (Tsuga diversifolia)
- Flower Azumashakunage (Rhododendron metternichii Sieb. et Zucc. var. pentamerum Maxim)
Phone number 0238-22-5111
Address 5-2-25 Kanaike, Yonezawa-shi, Yamagata-ken 992-8501
Website http://www.city.yonezawa.yamagata.jp/

Yonezawa (米沢市, Yonezawa-shi) is a Japanese city in Yamagata Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1]

History[change | change source]

The castle town was held by the Uesugi clan starting in the Muromachi period.[1]

The modern city was established in 1889.

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