Fukude, Shizuoka

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Fukude
福田町
Former municipality
Location of Fukude in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Fukude in Shizuoka Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Chūbu)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Iwata
Merged April 1, 2005
(now part of Iwata)
Area
 • Total 16.59 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2005)
 • Total 19,512
 • Density 1,177/km2 (3,050/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pine
- Flower Chrysanthemum

Fukude (福田町 Fukude-chō?) was a town located in Iwata District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The town's economy was based on agriculture (raising hothouse melons and green tea) and commercial fishing.

As of March 1, 2005, the town had an estimated population of 19,512 and a density of 1,177 persons per km². The total area was 16.59 km².

On April 1, 2005, Fukude, along with the towns of Ryūyō and Toyoda, and the village of Toyooka (all from Iwata District), was merged into the expanded city of Iwata and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.