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Encyclopedia > Shizuoka Prefecture
Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県 Shizuoka-ken)
Capital Shizuoka
Region Chūbu
Island Honshū
Governor Yoshinobu Ishikawa
Area 7,779.63 km² (13th)
 - % water 2.6%
Population  (October 1, 2005)
 - Population 3,792,457 (10th)
 - Density 487 /km²
Districts 9
Municipalities 42
ISO 3166-2 JP-22
Website www.pref.shizuoka.jp/
kikaku/ki-20/english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Azalea (Rhododenron)
 - Tree Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus)
 - Bird Japanese Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata)
Symbol of Shizuoka Prefecture
Symbol of Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県 Shizuoka-ken?) is located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island, Japan. The capital is the city of Shizuoka. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaidō HonshÅ« KyÅ«shÅ« Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species see text Source: The Rhododendron page, and some research. ... Binomial name Osmanthus fragrans Lour. ... Binomial name (Eyton, 1839) The Japanese Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata), also called the Black Paradise-flycatcher, is a medium-sized passerine bird. ... Shizuoka prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ...

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History

The prefecture was previously divided into Totomi Province, Suruga Province and Izu Province. The most noted history of the prefecture is that it was once home to the first Tokugawa Shogun. The region was held by Tokugawa Ieyasu until he conquered the lands of the Hōjō clan in the Kantō region and gave his lands to the stewardship of Oda Nobunaga. After becoming shogun Tokugawa took the land back for his family, particularly putting the area around modern-day Shizuoka city under direct shogunal supervision. It once again became the residence of the Tokugawa family after 1868, with the creation of Shizuoka han. Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu The Tokugawa clan crest This is a Japanese name; the family name is Tokugawa Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu) January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until... The Hōjō clan (北条氏) in the history of Japan was a family of regents of the Kamakura Shogunate. ... Kantō region, Japan. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate Shōgun )   is supreme general of the samurai,a military rank and historical title in Japan. ...


Geography

Map of Shizuoka Prefecture.
Map of Shizuoka Prefecture.

Shizuoka Prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the Suruga Bay. In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alps, while further east it becomes a narrower coast bounded on the north by Mount Fuji, until it comes to the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1281x801, 42 KB) Map of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1281x801, 42 KB) Map of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Fig. ... Japan alps is a mountain range that bisects the main island of Honshu. ... Mount Fuji Mount Fuji , IPA: )   is the highest mountain in Japan. ... Location. ...


Tokai earthquakes

Every 100–150 years, an earthquake of disastrous proportions called the Tokai Earthquake occurs in the Shizuoka Prefecture. The previous earthquake was in 1854.


Cities

Twenty-three cities are located in Shizuoka Prefecture:

Hamakita-ku
Higashi-ku
Kita-ku
Minami-ku
Naka-ku
Nishi-ku
Tenryū-ku
Shimizu-ku
Aoi-ku
Suruga-ku

View of Atami Atami (熱海市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Fuji (富士市 Fuji-shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Fujieda (藤枝市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Fujinomiya (富士宮市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Fukuroi (袋井市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Gotenba (御殿場市; -shi) is a city located on the southeastern flank of Mt. ... Hamamatsu (浜松市) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. ... Itō (伊東市; -shi) is a city located on the eastern shore of the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Iwata (磐田市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Izu (伊豆市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Izunokuni (伊豆の国市; Izunokuni-shi; Izunokuni City) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kakegawa (掛川市; Kakegawa-shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kikugawa (菊川市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kosai (湖西市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Makinohara (牧之原市; Makinohara-shi; Makinohara City) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Mishima (三島市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Numazu (沼津市; -shi) is a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Omaezaki Lighthouse Omaezaki (御前崎市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shimada (島田市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Cities in Shizuoka Prefecture ... Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Shimizu-ku (清水区) is a ward of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Aoi-ku is a ward of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the western part of Shizuoka City. ... Suruga-ku (駿河区) is a ward of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the southern part of Shizuoka City. ... Susono (裾野市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Yaizu (焼津市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ...

Towns

Towns in each district: The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Shibakawa
Kawaneǂ
Kawanehon
Yoshida
Arai
Fujikawa
Yui
Higashiizu
Kawazu
Matsuzaki
Minamiizu
Nishiizu
Ōigawa
Okabe
  • Shūchi District
Mori
  • Suntō District
Nagaizumi
Oyama
Shimizu
Kannami

ǂ Scheduled to be dissolved following mergers. Fuji (富士郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shibakawa (芝川町; -chou) is a town located in Fuji District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Haibara (榛原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kawane (川根町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kawanehon (川根本町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Yoshida (吉田町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Hamana (浜名郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Arai (新居町; -chou) is a town located in Hamana District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Ihara (庵原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Fujikawa (富士川町; -chou) is a town located in Ihara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Yui (由比町; -chou) is a town located in Ihara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kamo (賀茂郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Higashiizu (東伊豆町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kawazu (河津町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Matsuzaki (松崎町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Minamiizu (南伊豆町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Nishiizu (西伊豆町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shida (志太郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... ÅŒigawa ) is a town located in Shida District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Okabe (岡部町; -chou) is a town located in Shida District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... ShÅ«chi (周智郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Mori (森町; -machi) is a town located in Shūchi District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Suntō (駿東郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Nagaizumi (長泉町; -chou) is a town located in Suntō District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shimizu (清水町; -chou) is a town located in Suntō District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Tagata (田方郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kannami (函南町; -chou) is a town located in Tagata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ...


Mergers

(as of March 31, 2006)

  • April 1, 2004 onward

shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shimizu-ku (清水区) is a ward of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Omaezaki Lighthouse Omaezaki (御前崎市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Haibara (榛原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Ogasa (小笠郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Omaezaki Lighthouse Omaezaki (御前崎市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Toi was a town of about 5000 people located on the western shore of the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Tagata (田方郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Izu (伊豆市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kikugawa (菊川市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Ogasa (小笠町; -chou) is a town located in Ogasa District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Ogasa (小笠郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kikugawa (菊川市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Ōhito (大仁町; -chou) is a town located in Tagata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Izunagaoka (伊豆長岡町; -chou) is a town located in Tagata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Nirayama (韮山町; -chou) is a town located in Tagata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Tagata (田方郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Izunokuni (伊豆の国市; Izunokuni-shi; Izunokuni City) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kamo (賀茂村; -mura) is a village located in Kamo District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Nishiizu (西伊豆町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kamo (賀茂郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Nishiizu (西伊豆町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Asaba (浅羽町; -chou) is a town located in Iwata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Iwata (磐田郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Fukuroi (袋井市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Fukuroi (袋井市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Daitō (大東町; -chou) is a town located in Ogasa District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Ogasa (小笠郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kakegawa (掛川市; Kakegawa-shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kakegawa (掛川市; Kakegawa-shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Ogasa (小笠郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Iwata (磐田市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Iwata (磐田市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Ryūyō (竜洋町; -chou) is a town located in Iwata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Fukude (福田町; -chou) is a town located in Iwata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Toyoda (豊田町; -chou) is a town located in Iwata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Toyooka (豊岡村; -mura) is a village located in Iwata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Iwata (磐田郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Heda (戸田村; -mura) is a village located in Tagata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Tagata (田方郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Numazu (沼津市; -shi) is a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Kanaya (金谷町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Haibara (榛原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shimada (島田市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shimada (島田市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... TenryÅ« (天竜市; -shi) was a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Hamakita (浜北市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Haruno (春野町; -chou) is a town located in Shūchi District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shūchi (周智郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Hosoe (細江町; -chou) is a town located in Inasa District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Inasa (引佐町; -chou) is a town located in Inasa District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Mikkabi (三ヶ日町; -chou) is a town located in Inasa District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Inasa (引佐郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Sakuma (佐久間町; -chō) is a town located in Iwata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Misakubo (水窪町; -chou) is a town located in Iwata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Tatsuyama (龍山村; -mura) is a village located in Iwata District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Iwata (磐田郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Maisaka (舞阪町; -chou) was a town located in Hamana District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Yūtō (雄踏町; -chou) is a town located in Hamana District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Hamana (浜名郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Hamamatsu (浜松市) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. ... Inasa (引佐郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Iwata (磐田郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Nakakawane (中川根町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Honkawane (本川根町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Haibara (榛原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kawanehon (川根本町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Sagara (相良町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Haibara (榛原町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Haibara (榛原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Makinohara (牧之原市; Makinohara-shi; Makinohara City) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Kanbara (蒲原町; -chou) is a town located in Ihara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Ihara (庵原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Shimizu-ku (清水区) is a ward of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan. ...

Future mergers

Shimada (島田市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Kawane (川根町; -chou) is a town located in Haibara District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Haibara (榛原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shizuoka, Japan. ...

Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Shizuoka.


Football (soccer)

Volleyball
Shimizu S-Pulse(清水エスパルス) is a J. League team. ... Shimizu (清水町; -chou) is a town located in Suntō District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Júbilo Iwata (ジュビロ磐田) is a J. League team. ... Iwata (磐田市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Honda F.C. ) are a Japanese football (soccer) club based in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. ... Hamamatsu (浜松市) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. ...

Rugby
Club Name 東レ・アローズ (男子バレーボール) Arena Mishima city, Shizuoka Japan. ... Mishima (三島市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ...

Yamaha Jubilo rugby union team came second behind Toshiba Brave Lupus in the second season of Japanese rugbys Top League (2004-5). ... Iwata (磐田市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ...

External links

  • Official Shizuoka Prefecture homepage
Shadow picture of Shizuoka Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Cities
Atami | Fuji | Fujieda | Fujinomiya | Fukuroi | Gotenba | Hamamatsu | Itō | Iwata | Izu | Izunokuni | Kakegawa | Kikugawa | Kosai | Makinohara | Mishima | Numazu | Omaezaki | Shimada | Shimoda | Shizuoka (capital) | Susono | Yaizu
Districts
Fuji | Haibara | Hamana | Ihara | Kamo | Shida | Shūchi | Suntō | Tagata
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 34°55′N, 138°19′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Shizuoka Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (513 words)
Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県; Shizuoka-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan.
Shizuoka Prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
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