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山形市 · Yamagata City
Location of Yamagata in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Yamagata in Yamagata Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata Prefecture
 • Total 381.34 km2 (147.24 sq mi)
 (July 1, 2011)
 • Total 253,951
 • Density 665.94/km2 (1,724.8/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Japanese Rowan
- Flower Safflower
Address 2-3-25 Hatagomachi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken

Yamagata (山形市 , Yamagata-shi) is a city in the Tōhoku region of Japan. It is the capital city of Yamagata Prefecture. It is on the island of Honshu. It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.

The sightseeing spot of Yamagata are the peaks of the Zaou, Rissyaku Temple and Yamagata castle. This place is site of Hanagaza festival. This festival is held in August.

Yamagata is hot in summer and cold in winter.

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