Hosoe, Shizuoka

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Hosoe
細江町
Former municipality
Location of Hosoe in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Hosoe in Shizuoka Prefecture
Hosoe is located in Japan
Hosoe
Hosoe
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°48′22″N 137°39′4″E / 34.80611°N 137.65111°E / 34.80611; 137.65111Coordinates: 34°48′22″N 137°39′4″E / 34.80611°N 137.65111°E / 34.80611; 137.65111
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Inasa
Merged April 1, 2005
(now part of Kita-ku, Hamamatsu)
Area
 • Total 34.18 km2 (13.20 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2005)
 • Total 22,005
 • Density 643.9/km2 (1,668/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Flower Yoshino sakura
 • Bird Indian spot-billed duck
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Hosoe (細江町 Hosoe-chō?) was a town located in Inasa District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Hosoe was established as a town on April 1, 1955.

As of June 1, 2005, the town had an estimated population of 22,005 and a density of 643.9 persons per km2. The total area was 34.18 km2.

On July 1, 2005, Hosoe, along with the cities of Tenryū and Hamakita, town of Haruno (from Shūchi District), the towns of Inasa and Mikkabi (all from Inasa District), the towns of Misakubo and Sakuma, the village of Tatsuyama (all from Iwata District), and the towns of Maisaka and Yūtō (both from Hamana District), was merged into the expanded city of Hamamatsu, and is now part of Kita-ku, Hamamatsu City.