Yamanashi City Hall
Location of Yamanashi in Yamanashi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Hisakata Takekoshi (since February 2010)|
|• Total||289.80 km2 (111.89 sq mi)|
(July 1, 2019)
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||West Kohara 843, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi-ken 405-8501|
Yamanashi (山梨市, Yamanashi-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2019[update], the city had an estimated population of 34,738 in 14,679 households, and a population density of 120 persons per km². The total area of the city is 289.80 square kilometres (111.89 sq mi).
Yamanashi City is located in north-central Yamanashi Prefecture in the northeastern end of the Kofu Basin. The city is flat in the south, rising toward mountains to the north. The Fuefuki River flows through the city.
- Yamanashi Prefecture
- Saitama Prefecture
- Nagano Prefecture
Per Japanese census data, the population of Yamanashi has remained relatively stable over the past 80 years.
The city has a Humid continental climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively severe winters (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The average annual temperature in Yamanashi is 6.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1834 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 18.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around -5.5 °C.
The village of Yamanashi was founded on July 1, 1942, by the merger of two hamlets within Higashiyamanashi District. It was elevated to city status on July 1, 1954.
The economy of Yamanashi is based primarily on horticulture, with grapes and peaches as the main cash crops.
Yamanashi has 12 public elementary schools and three public middle schools operated by the city government and two public high schools operated by the Yamanashi Prefectural Board of Education.
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- Seihaku-ji – Buddhist temple
- Kazufumi Miyazawa - musician, founder of rock band The Boom.
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- Masahiko Kobe - celebrity chef, known for specializing in Italian cuisine, and known as "Iron Chef Italian" in Iron Chef
- Shirō Sano - actor
Media related to Yamanashi, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)