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Hōfu
防府市

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Location of Hōfu in Yamaguchi
Hōfu is located in Japan
Hōfu
Coordinates: 34°3′N 131°34′E / 34.05°N 131.567°E / 34.05; 131.567
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Yamaguchi
Government
 - Mayor Masato Matsuura
Area
 - Total 188.59 km2 (72.8 sq mi)
Population
(May 2008)
117,535
 - Density 623/km2 (1,613.6/sq mi)
City Symbols
 - Tree Sangoju (Viburnum odoratissimum var. awabuki)
 - Flower Scarlet Sage
Website Hōfu City
Phone number 0835-23-2111
Address

7-1, Kotobukichō, Hōfu-shi, Yamaguchi-ken
747-8501

Hōfu (防府市 hōfu-shi?) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 117,535 and the density of 623 persons per km². The total area is 188.59 km².[citation needed]

The city was founded on August 25, 1936.[citation needed]

In 1993, Hofu began a sister city relationship with Monroe, Michigan[1] and Chuncheon, South Korea.[citation needed]

Mazda maintains a large automobile factory in Hōfu.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.ci.monroe.mi.us/Hofu_Mayor_Visit.cfm Twin towning with Monroe, Michigan
  2. ^ "Offices." Mazda. Retrieved on October 29, 2009.

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