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山口 市
Geographical location in Japan
Yamaguchi (Japan)
Red pog.svg
Region : Chūgoku
Prefecture : Yamaguchi
Coordinates : 34 ° 11 '  N , 131 ° 28'  E Coordinates: 34 ° 10 '41 "  N , 131 ° 28' 26"  E
Basic data
Surface: 1,023.31 km²
Residents : 194,990
(October 1, 2019)
Population density : 191 inhabitants per km²
Community key : 35203-9
Flag / coat of arms:
Flag / coat of arms of Yamaguchi
Tree : ginkgo
Flower : Brassica rapa var. Nippo-oleifera
Tree blossom: Cherry Blossom
town hall
Address : Yamaguchi City Hall
2 - 1 , Kameyama-chō
Yamaguchi -shi
Yamaguchi  753-8650
Website URL: http://www.city.yamaguchi.lg.jp
Location of Yamaguchi in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Location of Yamaguchi in the prefecture

Yamaguchi ( Japanese 山口 市 , - shi ) is a city and the administrative seat of Yamaguchi Prefecture on Honshū , the main island of Japan .


Yamaguchi is located on the Fushino River in the extreme southwest of Honshu.


The settlement was laid out in 1360 by Prince Ouchi based on the model of Heian-kyō ( Kyōto ), the former capital of Japan. Therefore, Yamaguchi is also called the Kyoto of the West .

Around 1550, Franz Xaver founded the first Christian community in Japan in Yamaguchi.

In 1863 the administration of the fiefdom ( han ) Chōshū moved to Yamaguchi, which has since been known as the Yamaguchi fiefdom.

The independent city (shi) Yamaguchi was created on April 10, 1929 through the merger of the previous city (machi) Yamaguchi in the district of Yoshiki with the village of Yoshiki. In 1944 nine other communities from the district were incorporated, two of which, Ajisu and Ogōri, but initially became independent again after the Pacific War. Further incorporations followed in 1956 and 1963 and a larger one in 2005 when Ajisu, Ogōri and two other communities were incorporated.

On January 16, 2010 Atō was incorporated.



The electrical industry is particularly important in economic terms .


Universities and colleges

Yamaguchi University was established in 1949 and Yamaguchi Prefectural University was established in 1996 , which emerged from Yamaguchi Women's University.

Town twinning

  • SpainSpain Pamplona , since 1980
  • China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China Jinan , since 1985
  • Korea SouthSouth Korea Gongju , since 1993
  • China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China Zouping, since 1995
  • Korea SouthSouth Korea Changwon , since 2009

sons and daughters of the town

Neighboring cities and communities

Web links

Commons : Yamaguchi  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Yamaguchi City Hall