Fujieda, Shizuoka

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Fujieda
藤枝市
City
View from Fujieda Station
View from Fujieda Station
Flag of Fujieda
Flag
Official seal of Fujieda
Seal
Location of Fujieda in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Fujieda in Shizuoka Prefecture
Fujieda is located in Japan
Fujieda
Fujieda
 
Coordinates: 34°52′N 138°15′E / 34.867°N 138.250°E / 34.867; 138.250Coordinates: 34°52′N 138°15′E / 34.867°N 138.250°E / 34.867; 138.250
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Area
 • Total 194.03 km2 (74.92 sq mi)
Population (June 2012)
 • Total 142,688
 • Density 735/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Wisteria
- Bird Bush warbler
Phone number 054-643-3111
Address 1-11-1 Okadeyama, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka-ken 426-8722
Website www.city.fujieda.shizuoka.jp
Reconstruction of Tanaka Castle in Fujieda

Fujieda (藤枝市 Fujieda-shi?) is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The modern city was founded on March 31, 1954.

As of June 2012, the city has an estimated population of 142,688 and a population density of 735 persons per km². The total area is 194.03 km².

Geography[edit]

Fujieda is located in the Shida Plateau in central Shizuoka Prefecture between the Abe River and the Ōi River. The area enjoys a warm maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

In the Edo period, much of the area of present-day Fujieda was part of Tanaka Domain, and its castle formed part of the eastern outlying fortifications of Sunpu. The town also developed as Fujieda-juku, a post town on the Tōkaidō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto.

During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, Fujieda-juku became Fujieda Town within Shida District Shizuoka Prefecture. Fujieda Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line railway opened on April 16, 1889, leading to development of the surrounding area. On March 31, 1954, Fujieda merged with neighboring Aoshima Town and four neighboring villages to form Fujieda City. Setoya Village merged on February 15, 1955 and Hirohata Village on April 1, 1957.

On January 1, 2009, the neighboring town of Okabe (from Shida District) was merged into Fujieda. Shida District was dissolved as a result of this merger.[1]

Economy[edit]

Fujieda is primarily a bedroom community for nearby Shizuoka. The local economy is dominated by agriculture (tea, strawberry, rice, shiitake) and by light manufacturing, including pharmaceuticals, beverages, and food processing.

Transportation[edit]

Highways[edit]

Rail[edit]

Sister City relations[edit]

Notable people from Fujieda[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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