|— City —|
|• Total||194.03 km2 (74.92 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2012)|
|• Density||735/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Bush warbler|
|Address||1-11-1 Okadeyama, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka-ken 426-8722|
Fujieda (藤枝市 Fujieda-shi ) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. The modern city was founded on March 31, 1954. As of June 2012, the town has an estimated population of 142,688 and a population density of 735 persons per km². The total area is 194.03 km².
In the Edo period, much of the area of present-day Fujieda was part of Tanaka Domain, and its castle formed part of the eastern outlying fortifications of Sunpu. The town also developed as Fujieda-juku, a post town on the Tōkaidō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto.
During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, Fujieda-juku became Fujieda Town within Shida District Shizuoka Prefecture. Fujieda Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line railway opened on April 16, 1889, leading to development of the surrounding area. On March 31, 1954, Fujieda merged with neighboring Aoshima Town and four neighboring villages to form Fujieda City. Setoya Village merged on February 15, 1955 and Hirohata Village on April 1, 1957.
Fujieda is primarily a bedroom community for nearby Shizuoka. The local economy is dominated by agriculture (tea, strawberry, rice, shiitake) and by light manufacturing, including pharmaceuticals, beverages, and food processing.
- Japan National Route 1 - Fujieda Bypass, Okabe Bypass
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Notable people from Fujieda
- Kunio Ogawa - novelist
- Shizuo Fujieda - novelist
- Shin Asahina - professional soccer player
- Toshiya Ishii - professional soccer player
- Tatsuya Ishikawa - professional soccer player
- Kentaro Ohi - professional soccer player
- Hiroshi Nanami - professional soccer player
- Yoshikazu Suzuki - professional soccer player
- Masashi Nakayama - professional soccer player
- Makoto Hasebe - professional soccer player
- Nobuhisa Yamada - professional soccer player
- Takeshi Watanabe - professional soccer player
- Ryu Okada - professional soccer player
- Motoyuki Akahori - professional baseball player
Media related to Fujieda, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons
- Fujieda official website in Japanese