Yamaguchi (city)

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Yamaguchi

山口市
Yamaguchi City
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From top left:Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church, Yamaguchi Prefectural Government Museum, Ruriko-ji Five-storied pagoda, View of Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Satellite Earth Station,KDDI Corporation
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Yamaguchi (city)
Location of Yamaguchi in Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Yamaguchi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°11′N131°28′E / 34.183°N 131.467°E / 34.183; 131.467 Coordinates: 34°11′N131°28′E / 34.183°N 131.467°E / 34.183; 131.467
CountryJapan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Yamaguchi Prefecture
Government
  MayorSumitada Watanabe
Area
  Total1,023.31 km2 (395.10 sq mi)
Population
 (February 1, 2010)
  Total198,971
  Density194.44/km2 (503.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address2-1 Kameyama-cho, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi-ken
753-8650
Website www.city.yamaguchi.lg.jp
Symbols
Flower Rapeseed flowers, Sakura
Tree Ginkgo
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Rurikō-ji Temple
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Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church

Yamaguchi (山口市, Yamaguchi-shi, literally "the entrance to the mountain") is the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 10, 1929. As of February 1, 2010, the city had an estimated population of 198,971 and a population density of 194.44 persons per km². The total area is 1,023.31 km².

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Yamaguchi has claim to two famous religious sites: the Buddhist temple, Rurikō-ji (瑠璃光寺, Rurikō-ji), with its five-story pagoda, and the Roman Catholic cathedral connected with Saint Francis Xavier whose work was responsible for the introduction of Christianity to Japan in 1550.

Yamaguchi is served by Yamaguchi Ube Airport in nearby Ube.

Merger history

Climate

Yamaguchi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is much higher in summer than in winter.

Climate data for Yamaguchi (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1966−present)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)19.5
(67.1)
22.5
(72.5)
24.8
(76.6)
30.1
(86.2)
33.8
(92.8)
34.7
(94.5)
38.8
(101.8)
38.6
(101.5)
35.9
(96.6)
31.3
(88.3)
26.4
(79.5)
23.3
(73.9)
38.8
(101.8)
Average high °C (°F)9.4
(48.9)
11.1
(52.0)
15.0
(59.0)
20.1
(68.2)
24.9
(76.8)
27.8
(82.0)
31.3
(88.3)
32.7
(90.9)
28.9
(84.0)
23.7
(74.7)
17.6
(63.7)
11.6
(52.9)
21.2
(70.2)
Daily mean °C (°F)4.4
(39.9)
5.5
(41.9)
9.0
(48.2)
13.9
(57.0)
19.0
(66.2)
22.6
(72.7)
26.4
(79.5)
27.4
(81.3)
23.5
(74.3)
17.7
(63.9)
11.9
(53.4)
6.4
(43.5)
15.6
(60.1)
Average low °C (°F)0.4
(32.7)
0.8
(33.4)
3.6
(38.5)
8.1
(46.6)
13.3
(55.9)
18.4
(65.1)
22.7
(72.9)
23.4
(74.1)
19.4
(66.9)
12.9
(55.2)
7.0
(44.6)
2.0
(35.6)
11.0
(51.8)
Record low °C (°F)−7.6
(18.3)
−8.9
(16.0)
−7.6
(18.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
3.2
(37.8)
8.0
(46.4)
13.1
(55.6)
14.9
(58.8)
7.4
(45.3)
1.3
(34.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
−5.5
(22.1)
−8.9
(16.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches)76.3
(3.00)
85.0
(3.35)
145.6
(5.73)
168.1
(6.62)
197.2
(7.76)
282.9
(11.14)
342.6
(13.49)
205.8
(8.10)
179.1
(7.05)
91.3
(3.59)
83.5
(3.29)
70.5
(2.78)
1,927.7
(75.89)
Average snowfall cm (inches)11
(4.3)
9
(3.5)
2
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(1.2)
26
(10)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm)12.211.512.410.610.112.812.310.710.27.58.911.4130.7
Average relative humidity (%)76717069677578757473767874
Mean monthly sunshine hours 117.9121.3157.4183.9204.3142.3156.2196.2151.7169.4144.0117.61,862
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency [1]

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Twin towns – sister cities

Yamaguchi is twinned with: [2]

Notes

1. ^ Kami-Kanakoso, Shimo-Kanakoso, Yawatanobaba, Noda, Kami-Tatekōji, Shimo-Tatekōji, Ishigan-non, Dōso, Enseiji, Dōnomae, Ōichi, Shogan-shōji, Kubo-shōji, Sentō-shōji, Shinbaba, Ushirogawara, Nakagawara, Hayamada, Shin, Komeya, Otsubone-shōji, Ima-shōji, Nakaichi, Aimono-shōji, Tachiuri, Matsunoki, Kitano-shōji, Babadono-shōji, Yonedono-shōji, Dōjōmonzen, Imaichi, Imamichi, Wani-ishi, Ōzuke, Shinbashi, Nishimonzen, Itoyone-shōji, Arataka, Ta and Nakasanai (all from Yoshiki District)

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References

  1. 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). Japan Meteorological Agency . Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  2. "国際交流". city.yamaguchi.lg.jp (in Japanese). Yamaguchi. Retrieved 2020-04-08.