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Wakayama
和歌山市
Core City
Wakayama City
Wakayama Castle, Nishinomaru Garden, Saikazaki, Kimiidera Temple, Downtown Wakayama viewed from the castle keep
Wakayama Castle, Nishinomaru Garden, Saikazaki, Kimiidera Temple, Downtown Wakayama viewed from the castle keep
Flag of Wakayama
Flag
Official seal of Wakayama
Seal
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Honshu (Kansai)
Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture
Area
 • Land 210.25 km2 (81.18 sq mi)
Population (1 May 2017)
 • Total 360,664
 • Density 1,730/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Azalea

Wakayama (和歌山市 Wakayama-shi) is a city in the Kansai region of Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture.

It has been recognized as a core city since 1997.





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