Maisaka, Shizuoka

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Maisaka
舞阪町
Former municipality
Location of Maisaka in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Maisaka in Shizuoka Prefecture
Maisaka is located in Japan
Maisaka
Maisaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°41′08″N 137°37′38″E / 34.68567°N 137.62715°E / 34.68567; 137.62715Coordinates: 34°41′08″N 137°37′38″E / 34.68567°N 137.62715°E / 34.68567; 137.62715
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Hamana
Merged July 1, 2005
(now part of Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu)
Area
 • Total 4.63 km2 (1.79 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2005)
 • Total 11,872
 • Density 2,564/km2 (6,640/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Pine
 • Flower Lampranthus
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Maisaka (舞阪町?, Maisaka-chō) was a town located in Hamana District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 1, 2005, the town had an estimated population of 11,872 and a density of 2,564 persons per km². The total area was 4.63 km². The town was served by Maisaka Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line railway.

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

Maisaka was a fishing town on the Pacific coast of Shizuoka Prefecture. Settled since prehistoric times (Jomon period remains have been discovered within the borders of the town. During the Edo period, the town prospered as Maisaka-juku, a post station on the Tōkaidō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto.