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Encyclopedia > Shizuoka, Shizuoka
Shizuoka City (静岡市)
District {{{District}}}
Prefecture Shizuoka prefecture
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Area 1,374 km²
Population (August 2005)
 - Population 710,004
 - Density 517 /km²
Coordinates 34°58′N 138°22′E
Elevation 12 m
Postal code {{{Postal code}}}
Area code {{{Area code}}}
Mayor Zenkichi Kojima
Shizuoka City Hall
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 - Address 〒420-8602
Shizuoka-shi,
Aoi-ku, Otemachi 5-1
 - Phone +81-54-254-2111
 - Website www.city.shizuoka.jp
City Symbols
 - Flower hollyhocks
 - Tree Flowering Dogwood
 - Bird Common Kingfisher
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Symbol of Shizuoka City
Notes {{{ExtraNotes}}}

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Demographics

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 702,697 and the density of 511.48 persons per km². The total area is 1,373.85 km². 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


Wards

  • Aoi-ku (Former Shizuoka north of the Tokaido Main Line excluding Osada district)
  • Suruga-ku (Former Shizuoka south of the Tokaido Main Line and Osada district)
  • Shimizu-ku (Former Shimizu city)

Aoi-ku is a ward of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the western part of Shizuoka City. ... Tokaido Main Line The Tōkaidō Main Line (東海道本線 Tōkaidō-honsen) is the busiest trunk line of Japan Railway (JR), connecting Tokyo Station and Kobe Station. ... Suruga-ku (駿河区) is a ward of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the southern part of Shizuoka City. ... Shimizu-ku (清水区) is a ward of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan. ...

History

During the Edo period, Shizuoka was first occupied by Tokugawa Ieyasu. At that time, it was named Sunpu (駿府), a contraction of Suruga no Kokufu. Later it was a fief of Tokugawa Tadanaga (a son of Ieyasu), and finally directly administered by the Shogunate. The Edo period (Japanese: 江戸時代, Edo-jidai), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1867. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu); 徳川 家康 (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa bakufu of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... The Han ) were the fiefs of feudal clans of Japan that were created by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and existed until their abolition in 1871, three years after the Meiji Restoration. ... Tokugawa Tadanaga (徳川忠長: 1606–1633) was a grandson of Ieyasu (the first), son of Hidetada (the second) and younger brother of Iemitsu (the third Tokugawa shogun of Japan). ... In Japanese history, a shogun (将軍 shōgun) was the practical ruler of Japan for most of the time from 1192 to the Meiji Era beginning in 1868. ...


The city was founded on April 1, 1889. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The 2003 merger with the city of Shimizu (current Shimizu-ku) created the larger Shizuoka to gain government ordinance in 2005. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shimizu-ku (清水区) is a ward of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

Culture

The city has a strong tradition of soccer. An example of this is its J. League club Shimizu S-Pulse. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The J. League (in Japanese: Jリーグ, Officially 日本プロサッカーリーグ) is the top professional football league in Japan. ... Shimizu S-Pulse(清水エスパルス) is a J. League team. ...


An annual International Busker's Festival (Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka) is held in November.


Transportation

Railroad

Shizuoka lies on the JR main rail line from Tokyo to Osaka "Tokaido main line" and is well served by the Shinkansen, limited express and regional trains. Central station of Shizuoka is close to the city centre Shizuoka also has a LRT line "Shizuoka Railway". This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Osaka Castle Location in Japan Osaka (Japanese: 大阪市, Ōsaka-shi, ▶ (help· info)) is the capital of Osaka Prefecture and the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Shinkansen 0 Series at Fukuyama Station, April 2002 Shinkansen 500 Series at Kyoto Station, March 2005 300 (Left) and 700 Series Shinkansen at Tokyo Station The Shinkansen (Japanese: 新幹線) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan. ...


Colleges and universities

  • Shizuoka University
  • University of Shizuoka
  • Tokai University
  • Tokoha Gakuen University
  • Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University

Tokai University(Tokai Daigaku, 東海大学) is one of the Japanese private university at Tokyo. ...

Media

Print Media

The Shizuoka Shimbun is the area's primary newspaper. Shizuoka Shimbun (静岡新聞 lit. ...


Broadcast Media

Major attractions

Notable natives

Kazuyoshi Miura (三浦知良 Miura Kazuyoshi, February 26, 1967) commonly known simply as Kazu, is a Japanese football (soccer) player. ... Yoshitaka Amano, renowned illustrator and graphic designer. ...

Sister cities

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Shizuoka, Shizuoka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (245 words)
Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Shizuoka lies on the JR main rail line from Tokyo to Osaka "Tokaido main line" and is well served by the Shinkansen, limited express and regional trains.
The Shizuoka Shimbun is the area's primary newspaper.
Shizuoka Prefecture Japan, for Japanese green tea (215 words)
Shizuoka Prefecture is situated almost at the centre of Japan, with Mt. Fuji in the north, and the Pacific Ocean and Suruga Bay to the south.
Shizuoka is blessed with a bounty of beautiful nature, a rich historical and cultural heritage, and a mild climate, ideal for the cultivation of exceptional Japanese green tea.
Shizuoka is also known for its woodcrafts and other traditional crafts using natural materials such as bamboo.
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