Yokohama

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Yokohama

横浜
横浜市 · Ceety o Yokohama[1]
Frae tap left: Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama Cheenaetoun, Nippon Maru, Yokohama Station, Yokohama Marine Touer
Banner o Yokohama
Banner
Official seal of Yokohama
Seal
Location o Yokohama in Kanagawa
Location o Yokohama in Kanagawa
Yokohama is locatit 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
KintraJapan
RegionKantō
PrefecturKanagawa
Govrenment
 • MayorFumiko Hayashi
Area
 • Total437.38 km2 (168.87 sq mi)
Population
 (Juin 1, 2012)
 • Total3,697,894
 • Density8,500/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
- TreeCamellia, Chinquapin, Sangoju
Sasanqua, Ginkgo, Zelkova
- FlouerRose
Websitewww.city.yokohama.lg.jp

Yokohama (横浜市, Yokohama-shi) (Aboot this soondlisten ) is the caipital ceety o Kanagawa Prefectur, the seicont lairgest ceety in Japan efter Tokyo, an the 53rd maist populous ceety proper in the warld. It lees 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 Aurie.

Yokohama's population o 3.6 million maks it Japan's lairgest incorporatit ceety.

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

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 (in Inglis)
  2. "Eight Cities/Six Ports: Yokohama's Sister Cities/Sister Ports". Yokohama Convention & Visitiors Bureau. Retrieved 18 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  3. "Frankfurt am Main: Yokohama". 2011 Stadt Frankfurt am Main. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  4. "Partner Cities of Lyon and Greater Lyon". 2008 Mairie de Lyon. Retrieved 17 Julie 2009.
  5. "Vancouver Twinning Relationships" (PDF). City of Vancouver. Retrieved 18 Julie 2009.