Aoi-ku, Shizuoka

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Aoi-ku
葵区
Ward of Shizuoka
Location of Aoi-ku in Shizuoka
Location of Aoi-ku in Shizuoka
Aoi-ku is located in Japan
Aoi-ku
Aoi-ku
 
Coordinates: 34°58′30″N 138°23′1″E / 34.97500°N 138.38361°E / 34.97500; 138.38361Coordinates: 34°58′30″N 138°23′1″E / 34.97500°N 138.38361°E / 34.97500; 138.38361
Country Japan
Region Tōkai (Chūbu)
Prefecture Shizuoka
City Shizuoka
Area
 • Total 1,073.42 km2 (414.45 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 254,448
 • Density 237/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 054-254-2115
Address 5-1 Otemachi, Aoi-ku Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken 420-8602
Website Aoi-ku home page

Aoi-ku (葵区 Aoi-ku?) is one of three wards of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the northern part of the city. Aoi-ku borders Suruga-ku in the south and Shimizu-ku to the southeast; the west faces Shimada, Fujieda and Kawanehon and its northern tip extends into the border between Nagano Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture. It is the largest ward in Japan in terms of geographic area.[citation needed]

Aoi-ku was created on April 1, 2003 when Shizuoka became a city designated by government ordinance (a "designated city"). It consists of the area of Shizuoka prior to its merger with Shimizu, north of the Tōkaidō Main Line rail tracks.

The ward is home to both the Shizuoka city offices as well as the Shizuoka prefectural offices.

Economy[edit]

Vic Tokai has its headquarters in Aoi-ku.[1] Fuji Dream Airlines was headquartered in Aoi-ku;[2] it now has its headquarters in Makinohara.[3]

Aoi Ward Office

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "会社概要." Vic Tokai. Retrieved on November 19, 2010. "本社所在地 静岡県静岡市葵区常磐町2丁目6番地の8 TOKAIビル."
  2. ^ "会社概要." Fuji Dream Airlines. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  3. ^ "会社概要." Fuji Dream Airlines. Retrieved on November 19, 2010. "〒421-0411 静岡県牧之原市坂口2053番地1."