Yonezawa, Yamagata

city in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan

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

Yonezawa

米沢市
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
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureYamagata
Government
 • MayorMasaru Nakagawa (since December 2015)
Area
 • Total548.51 km2 (211.78 sq mi)
Population
 (October 2015)
 • Total85,475
 • Density156/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeKometsuga (Tsuga diversifolia)
- FlowerAzumashakunage (Rhododendron metternichii Sieb. et Zucc. var. pentamerum Maxim)
Phone number0238-22-5111
Address5-2-25 Kanaike, Yonezawa-shi, Yamagata-ken 992-8501
Websitehttp://www.city.yonezawa.yamagata.jp/

HistoryEdit

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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