Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi

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is the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

On 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 1023.31 km².

The city was founded on April 10, 1929 (1st generation), April 1, 1944 (2nd generation), and October 1, 2005 (3rd generation)

There is a famous Buddhist temple, , with a five story pagoda, a Catholic cathedral that commemorates the visit of Saint Francis Xavier and subsequent introduction of Christianity to Japan in 1550, and an art gallery.

Yamaguchi Ube Airport in nearby Ube serves Yamaguchi.

Merger history

  • April 1, 1889: 40 townsKami-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 of them were from Yoshiki District). were merged to form the town of Yamaguchi.
  • April 1, 1905: The town of Yamaguchi and the village of Kami-unorei merged.
  • July 1, 1915: The town of Yamaguchi and the village of Shimo-unorei merged.
  • April 10, 1929: The town of Yamaguchi and the village of Yoshiki merged to form the city of Yamaguchi (1st......
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