Wakayama, Wakayama

city in Japan

Wakayama (和歌山市, Wakayama-shi) is a city in the Kansai region of Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture.[1]

Wakayama

和歌山市
Wakayama City
Wakayama Castle, Nishinomaru Garden, Saikazaki, Kimiidera Temple, Downtown Wakayama viewed from the castle keep
Wakayama Castle, Nishinomaru Garden, Saikazaki, Kimiidera Temple, Downtown Wakayama viewed from the castle keep
Flag of Wakayama
Flag
Official seal of Wakayama
Seal
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
Wakayama is located in Japan
Wakayama
Wakayama
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
Coordinates: 34°14′N 135°10′E / 34.233°N 135.167°E / 34.233; 135.167Coordinates: 34°14′N 135°10′E / 34.233°N 135.167°E / 34.233; 135.167
CountryJapan
RegionHonshu (Kansai)
PrefectureWakayama Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKenichi Ohashi
Area
 • Land210.25 km2 (81.18 sq mi)
Population
 (1 May 2017)
 • Total360,664
 • Density1,730/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCinnamomum camphora
- FlowerAzalea
Websitewww.city.wakayama.wakayama.jp

It has been recognized as a core city since 1997.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Wakayama" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1025; "Kansai" at p. 477.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.

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