- Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi
Infobox City Japan
Brassica rapa, Sakura
Mayor= Sumitada Watanabe
CityHallAddress= 2-1, Kameyama-cho, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi-ken
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.yamaguchi.lg.jp/ City of Yamaguchi] nihongo|Yamaguchi|山口市|Yamaguchi-shi is the capital city of
Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is the smallest prefectural capital in Japan.
2004the city had an estimated populationof 191,195 and a population densityof 261.82 persons per km². The total area is 730.23 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, Rurikōji, with a five story
pagoda, a Catholic cathedralin Yamaguchi city which commemorates the visit of Saint Francis Xavierand subsequent introduction of Christianity to Japan in 1550, and an art gallery. Yamaguchi Ube Airportin nearby Ube serves Yamaguchi.
*April 1, 1944: Yamaguchi (1st Generation) merged with Ōtoshi, Hirakawa, Aiofutajima, Natajima, Sue, Ogōri, Ajisu, Kagawa and Sayama to form the new city of Yamaguchi (2nd Generation). (At that time of the merger, all of them were from Yoshiki District.)
*November 23, 1947: The town of Ajisu broke off from Yamaguchi.
*November 1, 1949: The town of Ogōri broke off from Yamaguchi.
*November 3, 1963: The village of Suzenji from the Yoshiki District merged into Yamaguchi.
*May 1, 1963: The town of Ōuchi from Yoshiki District merged into Yamaguchi.
*October 1, 2005: Yamaguchi (2nd Generation) merged with the remaining parts of Yoshiki District (Dissolved by this action) and the town of Tokuji from Saba District (also dissolved by this action) to form the 3rd city of Yamaguchi.
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People's Republic of China, Binzhou
* [http://www.city.yamaguchi.lg.jp/ Yamaguchi official website] in Japanese
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