Location of Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture
|o Mayor||Shigeru Horiuchi|
|o Total||121.74 km2 (47.00 sq mi)|
(May 1, 2019)
|o Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|o Tree||White birch|
|o Bird||Great spotted woodpecker|
|Address||6-1-1 Shimoyoshida, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi-ken 403-8601|
Fujiyoshida (, Fujiyoshida-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 May 2019 , the city had an estimated population of 48,782 in 19,806 households  and a population density of 400 persons per km2. The total area of the city is 121.74 square kilometres (47.00 sq mi).
Fujiyoshida lies at the northern base of Mount Fuji, and is built upon old lava flows. It is considered a high-elevation city in Japan, at 2,140 to 2,800 feet above sea level. The city is also located between two of the Fuji Five Lakes. The Katsura River flows through the eastern part of the city.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Fujiyoshida peaked around the year 1990 and has been in slow decline since.
The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Fujiyoshida is 9.1 °C (48.4 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,845 millimetres (72.6 in) with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21 °C (70 °F), and lowest in January, at around -2.3 °C (27.9 °F).
Following the Meiji restoration, the area around Fujiyoshida was organized into Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi per the cadastral reforms of July 22, 1878. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system on July 1, 1889, the villages of Mizuho, Akemi and Fukuchi were established. In 1939, Mizuho was raised to town status and renamed Shimoyoshida. Likewise, in 1947, Fukuchi was raised to town status and renamed Fujikamiyoshida and Akemi was raised to town status in 1948, retaining its original name. These three towns merged on March 20, 1951, to form the city of Fujiyoshida.
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