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Kanazawa
金沢市
Core ceety
Kanazawa[1]
From tap left: Gate o Kanazawa Castle, Kenroku-en, Ōmichō Market, Higashi Geisha Destrict, Kanazawa seen frae Mt. Kigo, Oyama Shrine
From tap left: Gate o Kanazawa Castle, Kenroku-en, Ōmichō Market, Higashi Geisha Destrict, Kanazawa seen frae Mt. Kigo, Oyama Shrine

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Location of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefectur
Kanazawa is locatit in Japan
Kanazawa
Kanazawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°34′N 136°39′E / 36.567°N 136.650°E / 36.567; 136.650Coordinates: 36°34′N 136°39′E / 36.567°N 136.650°E / 36.567; 136.650
Kintra Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefectur Ishikawa Prefectur
Govrenment
 • Mayor Yukiyoshi Yamano (syne December 2010)
Area
 • Tot 467.77 km2 (180.61 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 462,478
 • Density 988.69/km2 (2,560.7/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Ume
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp

Kanazawa (金沢市 Kanazawa-shi?) is the caipital ceety o Ishikawa Prefectur, Japan.

Geography, climate, an population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kanazawa - Cherry blossoms ootside Kenroku-en Garden

Kanazawa sits on the Sea o Japan, bordered bi the Japan Alps, Hakusan National Park an Noto Peninsula National Park. The ceety sits atween the Sai an Asano rivers. Its total aurie is 467.77 km².

Kanazawa's weather is temperate though rainy. Average temperaturs are similar tae those o Tokyo though slightly ceuler. Mean temperaturs are approximately 4°C in Januar, 15°C in April, 25°C in Julie an August, 15°C in October, an 5°C in December. The minimum temperatur on record wis -2.3°C (2002), wi a maximum o 37.5°C (2002). The ceety is relatively wet, wi an average humidity o 73% an 178 rainy days in an average year. Precipitation is heichest in the hairst an winter; it averages mair than 250 mm / month November through Januar.

In the quinquennial census o 2010, the ceety haed a population o 462,478 (2005: 454,607),[2] givin a population density o 989 persons per km².

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