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Yamato, Kanagawa

city located in central Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Yamato (大和市 (Yamato-shi)) is a city in central Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Yamato

大和
大和市 · Yamato
Official seal of Yamato
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Location of Yamato in Kanagawa
Location of Yamato in Kanagawa
Yamato is located in Japan
Yamato
Yamato
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°29′N 139°27′E / 35.483°N 139.450°E / 35.483; 139.450Coordinates: 35°29′N 139°27′E / 35.483°N 139.450°E / 35.483; 139.450
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureKanagawa
Government
 • MayorSatoru Ōki
Area
 • Total27.06 km2 (10.45 sq mi)
Population
 (February 1, 2010)
 • Total225,866
 • Density8,320/km2 (21,500/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeYamazakura (Prunus jamasakura)
 • FlowerNogiku (a group of Asteraceae)
 • BirdAzure-winged Magpie
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address1-1-1 Shimotsuruma, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa-ken
242-8601
WebsiteCity of Yamato

It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.[1]

GeographyEdit

Yamato is in the plains of north-central Kanagawa Prefecture.

Nearby citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 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.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Yamato, Kanagawa at Wikimedia Commons