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甲府
甲府市
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Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureYamanashi
Government
 • MayorMasanobu Miyajima (since February 2003)
Area
 • Total212.41 km2 (82.01 sq mi)
Population
 (May 1, 2011)
 • Total197,540
 • Density929.99/km2 (2,408.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeQuercus
- FlowerDianthus
- BirdCommon Kingfisher
Phone number055-237-1161
Address2-17-1 Aioi, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi-ken
400-8585
WebsiteCity of Kōfu

Kōfu (甲府市 Kōfu-shi?) is the capital city of Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.[1]

History

Kōfu
Kōfu City town and Mt. Fuji from Chiyodako-lake, January 2010

Kōfu's name means "capital of Kai Province". During the Sengoku period, it was the stronghold of Takeda Shingen.


Special places

People from Kōfu

Sports

A J-League football team, Ventforet Kofu is based in Kōfu. Their home ground is the Kose Sports Stadium.

Sister cities

References

Other websites


Media related to Kofu, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons