Shizuoka, Shizuoka

Shizuoka (静岡市, Shizuoka-shi) is the caipital ceety o Shizuoka Prefectur, Japan, an the prefectur's seicont-lairgest ceety in terms o baith population an aurie. It haes been populatit syne prehistoric times.

Shizuoka

静岡
静岡市 · City of Shizuoka[1]
Tap left: Shizuoka Sengen Shrine; Tap richt: Nihondaira Stadium Middle: Munt Fuji & Shimizu Port frae Nihondaira Upper bottom left Green tea fields; Lawer bottom left Toro ruins; Bottom richt: Tatsumi yagura o Sunpu Castle
Tap left: Shizuoka Sengen Shrine; Tap richt: Nihondaira Stadium
Middle: Munt Fuji & Shimizu Port frae Nihondaira
Upper bottom left Green tea fields; Lawer bottom left Toro ruins; Bottom richt: Tatsumi yagura o Sunpu Castle
Offeecial seal o Shizuoka
Flag
Location of Shizuoka in Shizuoka
Location of Shizuoka in Shizuoka
Coordinates: 34°59′N 138°23′E / 34.983°N 138.383°E / 34.983; 138.383Coordinates: 34°59′N 138°23′E / 34.983°N 138.383°E / 34.983; 138.383
KintraJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefecturShizuoka
Govrenment
 • MayorTanabe Nobuhiro
Aurie
 • Total1,411.85 km2 (545.12 sq mi)
Population
 (Februar 2012)
 • Tot723,317
 • Density507/km2 (1,310/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeFlouering Dugwid
 • FlouerHollyhock
 • BirdCommon Kingfisher
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
City Hall Address5-1 Ōtemachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken
420-8602
Wabsteidwww.city.shizuoka.jp/english/

The ceety's name is made up o twa kanji, 静—shizu, meanin "still" or "calm"; an 岡—oka, meanin "hill(s)".[2] In 1869, Shizuoka Domain wis first creatit oot o the aulder Sunpu Domain, an that name wis retained when the ceety wis incorporatit in 1885. In 2003, Shizuoka merged wi Shimizu Ceety (nou Shimizu Waird), briefly acoming the lairgest ceety bi land aurie in Japan. In 2005, it acame ane o Japan's 19 "designatit ceeties".

Sister an friendship ceetiesEedit

Shizuoka haes twin an friendship relationships wi several ceeties.[3][4]

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OwerseasEedit

  •   Huế, Vietnam (syne Aprile 12, 2005)

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ReferencesEedit

  1. "Foreign Languages". The City of Shizuoka. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  2. Room, Adrian. Placenames of the World, pages 344–345. McFarland, 2006. ISBN 978-0-7864-2248-7
  3. International Sister Cities & Friendship Cities ‐ 静岡市 Shizuoka website retrieved July 8, 2008
  4. Domestic Sister Ceeties & Friendship Ceeties ‐ 静岡市 Shizuoka wabsteid retrieved July 8, 2008

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