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Yokohama
横浜
Designatit ceety
横浜市 · Ceety o Yokohama[1]
Frae tap left: Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama Cheenaetoun, Nippon Maru, Yokohama Station, Yokohama Marine Touer

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Location o Yokohama in Kanagawa
Yokohama is located in Japan
Yokohama
Yokohama
 
Coordinates: 35°26′39″N 139°38′17″E / 35.44417°N 139.63806°E / 35.44417; 139.63806Coordinates: 35°26′39″N 139°38′17″E / 35.44417°N 139.63806°E / 35.44417; 139.63806
Kintra Japan
Region Kantō
Prefectur Kanagawa
Government
 • Mayor Fumiko Hayashi
Area
 • Total 437.38 km2 (168.87 sq mi)
Population (Juin 1, 2012)
 • Total 3,697,894
 • Density 8,500/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia, Chinquapin, Sangoju
Sasanqua, Ginkgo, Zelkova
- Flouer Rose
Website www.city.yokohama.lg.jp

Yokohama (横浜市 Yokohama-shi?) (Aboot this soond listen ) is the caipital ceety o Kanagawa Prefectur, the seicont lairgest ceety in Japan efter Tokyo, an the 53rd most populous ceety proper in the warld. It lies on Tokyo Bay, sooth o Tokyo, in the Kantō region o the main island o Honshū. It is a major commercial hub o the Greater Tokyo Area.

Yokohama's population o 3.6 million makes it Japan's lairgest incorporated ceety.

Yokohama developed rapidly as Japan's prominent port ceety follaein the end o Japan's relative isolation in the mid-19t century, an is today ane o its major ports alang wi Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Hakata, Tokyo, an Chiba.

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Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yokohama haes sister-ceety relationships wi these aicht ceeties worldwide:[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Yokohama official web side (Inglis)
  2. "Eight Cities/Six Ports: Yokohama's Sister Cities/Sister Ports". Yokohama Convention & Visitiors Bureau. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  3. [_id_inhalt=8527984 "Frankfurt am Main: Yokohama"]. 2011 Stadt Frankfurt am Main. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
  4. "Partner Cities of Lyon and Greater Lyon". 2008 Mairie de Lyon. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  5. "Vancouver Twinning Relationships" (PDF). City of Vancouver. Retrieved 2009-07-18.