Yūtō, Shizuoka

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Yūtō
雄踏町
Former municipality
Location of Yūtō in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Yūtō in Shizuoka Prefecture
Yūtō is located in Japan
Yūtō
Yūtō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°41′40″N 137°37′50″E / 34.69444°N 137.63056°E / 34.69444; 137.63056Coordinates: 34°41′40″N 137°37′50″E / 34.69444°N 137.63056°E / 34.69444; 137.63056
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Hamana
Merged July 1, 2005
(now part of Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu)
Area
 • Total 8.15 km2 (3.15 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2005)
 • Total 13,825
 • Density 1,696/km2 (4,390/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Maki
 • Flower Rhododendron
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Yūtō (雄踏町?, Yūtō-chō) was a town located in Hamana District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

On July 1, 2005, Yūtō, along with the cities of Tenryū and Hamakita, 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 Maisaka (also from Hamana District), was merged into the expanded city of Hamamatsu.[1]

Yūtō was located on the eastern banks of Lake Hamana just north of Maisaka Station on the JR Tōkaidō line.

Prior to its merger with Hamamatsu, Yūtō enjoyed a sister city relationship with Airdrie, Alberta, Canada.[2] This relationship was founded on July 4, 1995.[3]

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  1. ^ Dates of Municipal Mergers in Shizuoka Shizuoka Prefectural Government.
  2. ^ Airdrie's Twin Municipality in Japan Alberta Japan Twinned Municipalities Association.
  3. ^ Canada-Japan Sister and Friendship Cities Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

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