Fukuroi, Shizuoka

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Fukuroi
袋井市
City
Fukuroi City hall
Fukuroi City hall
Flag of Fukuroi
Flag
Official seal of Fukuroi
Seal
Location of Fukuroi in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Fukuroi in Shizuoka Prefecture
Fukuroi is located in Japan
Fukuroi
Fukuroi
 
Coordinates: 34°45′N 137°55′E / 34.750°N 137.917°E / 34.750; 137.917Coordinates: 34°45′N 137°55′E / 34.750°N 137.917°E / 34.750; 137.917
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Government
 • - Mayor Hideyuki Harada (since January 2001)
Area
 • Total 108.56 km2 (41.92 sq mi)
Population (June 2012)
 • Total 84,932
 • Density 782/km2 (2,030/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus fragrans
- Flower Cosmos bipinnatus
- Bird Strix uralensis
Phone number 0538-44-3104
Address 1-1-1 Niiya, Fukuroi-shi, Shizuoka-ken 437-8666
Website www.city.fukuroi.shizuoka.jp

Fukuroi (袋井市 Fukuroi-shi?) is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2012, the city has an estimated population of 84,932 and a population density of 782 persons per km². The total area is 108.56 km².

Geography[edit]

Fukuroi is on the coastal plain in southwestern Shizuoka Prefecture. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the south. The area has a mild maritime climate with hot, humid summers, and short, cool winters.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Sengoku period, Fukuroi was part of the domain within Tōtōmi Province governed by Yamauchi Kazutoyo from Kakegawa Castle. During the Edo period, it was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate, and prospered as Fukuroi-juku on the Tōkaidō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto. After the Meiji Restoration, in the cadastral reorganization for 1889, Fukuroi-juku became the town of Yamana, within Yamana District, Shizuoka Prefecture. Yamana District was merged into Iwata District in 1896, and the town's name was changed back to Fukuroi in 1909. Fukuroi merged with the neighboring village of Kasai in 1928. It continued to grow in the 1950s, annexing neighboring villages of Kudonishi (from Shuchi District) in 1948, Kudo in 1952, Imai in 1954, Mikawa in 1955, Tahara in 1956, as well as the village of Kasahara from Ogasa District, also in 1956. On November 3, 1958 Fukuroi was elevatedcity status. It further expanded through annexation of the town of Yamanashi from Shuchi District in 1963.

During the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as location of (Shizuoka Stadium) played host of some of the events.

On April 1, 2005, the town of Asaba (from Iwata District) was merged into Fukuroi.

Economy[edit]

Fukuroi has a mixed economy of agriculture and light industry. The principal crops are green tea and melons. Industry includes food processing, cosmetics, pharmaceutical plants, as well as electronics and automotive components.

Transportation[edit]

Highways[edit]

Rail[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Notable people from Fukuroi[edit]

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