Yamagata (山形市, Yamagata-shi) is a city in the Tōhoku region of Japan. It is the capital city of Yamagata Prefecture. It is on the island of Honshu. It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.
|山形市 · Yamagata City|
Location of Yamagata in Yamagata Prefecture
|• Mayor||Akio Ichikawa|
|• Total||381.34 km2 (147.24 sq mi)|
(July 1, 2011)
|• Density||665.94/km2 (1,724.8/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Japanese Rowan|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|City hall address||2-3-25 Hatagomachi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken|
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.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Yamagata" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1038; "Tōhoku" at p. 970.
- 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.