Kanazawa city (金沢市 Kanazawa-shi) is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 January 2018, the city had an estimated population of 466,029 in 203,271 households, and a population density of 990 persons per km². The total area of the city was 468.64 square kilometres (180.94 sq mi). It is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture.
Kanazawa City Geography
Kanazawa city is located in north-western Ishikawa Prefecture in the Hokuriku region of Japan and is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west and Toyama Prefecture to the east. The city sits between the Sai and Asano rivers. The eastern portion of the city is dominated by the Japanese Alps. Parts of the city are within the borders of the Hakusan National Park.
Kanazawa City Neighbouring municipalities
1. Ishikawa Prefecture
2. Toyama Prefecture
Kanazawa City Government
Kanazawa city has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 38 members. The current mayor (as of February 2018) is Yukiyoshi Yamano an Independent. He has been the mayor of Kanazawa since December 10, 2010.
The city is the seat of the Ishikawa Prefectural Assembly, and contributes 16 of the 43 members of that body. In terms of national politics, the city forms the Ishikawa 1st District with one seat in the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Kanazawa city is sometimes called “little Kyoto” and for good reason: It’s packed with first-rate sights, including one of the country’s best gardens, some great museums and several beautifully preserved neighborhoods.
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