Fujikawa, Shizuoka

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Former municipality
Location of Fujikawa in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Fujikawa in Shizuoka Prefecture
Fujikawa is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°9′N 138°37′E / 35.150°N 138.617°E / 35.150; 138.617Coordinates: 35°9′N 138°37′E / 35.150°N 138.617°E / 35.150; 138.617
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Ihara
Merged November 1, 2008
(now part of Fuji)
 • Total 30.92 km2 (11.94 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2005)
 • Total 16,359
 • Density 529/km2 (1,370/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Fujikawa (富士川町, Fujikawa-chō) was a town located in Ihara District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 2008, the town had an estimated population of 16,359 and a density of 529 persons per km². The total area was 30.92 km².

On November 1, 2008, Fujikawa was merged into the expanded city of Fuji. Ihara District was dissolved as a result of this merger.[1]

Fujikawa Village was founded on April 1, 1889. It attained town status on January 25, 1901. The town had a station (Fujikawa Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line and an interchange on the Tōmei Expressway. The view of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen crossing a bridge with Mount Fuji in the background that is still used in many tourist promotion publications for Japan was taken at Fujikawa.