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′2.7″N 138°15′27.8″E / 34.867417°N 138.257722°E / 34.867417; 138.257722Coordinates: 34°52′2.7″N 138°15′27.8″E / 34.867417°N 138.257722°E / 34.867417; 138.257722
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Area
 • Total 194.06 km2 (74.93 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 143,582
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Wisteria
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 054-643-3111
Address 1-11-1 Okadeyama, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka-ken 426-8722
Website Official website
Reconstruction of Tanaka Castle in Fujieda

Fujieda (藤枝市, Fujieda-shi) is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the city has an estimated population of 143,587 and a population density of 740 persons per km². The total area was 194.03 square kilometres (74.92 sq mi).

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]

Under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan, 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.

Education[edit]

Fujieda has 17 elementary schools, ten public and two private middle schools, and three public and three private high schools. In addition, Shizuoka Sangyo University has a campus in Fujieda, and the agricultural fields for Shizuoka University are also located in the city.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highways[edit]

Sister City relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Notable people from Fujieda[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/chubu/22.htm
  2. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Fujieda, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons