Aoi-ku, Shizuoka

Aoi-ku (葵区, Aoi-ku) is one of three wards of the city of Shizuoka in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, located in the northern part of the city. Aoi-ku borders Suruga-ku in the south and Shimizu-ku to the southeast; the west faces Shimada, Fujieda and Kawanehon and its northern tip extends into the border between Nagano Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture. It is the largest ward in Japan in terms of geographic area.[citation needed]

Aoi
葵区
Aoi Ward
Location of Aoi-ku in Shizuoka
Location of Aoi-ku in Shizuoka
Aoi is located in Shizuoka Prefecture
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Aoi
 
Aoi is located in Japan
Aoi
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Aoi (Japan)
Coordinates: 34°58′30″N 138°23′1″E / 34.97500°N 138.38361°E / 34.97500; 138.38361Coordinates: 34°58′30″N 138°23′1″E / 34.97500°N 138.38361°E / 34.97500; 138.38361
CountryJapan
RegionTōkai Koshin'etsu region (Chūbu)
PrefectureShizuoka
CityShizuoka
Area
 • Total1,411.90 km2 (545.14 sq mi)
Population
 (January 10, 2020)
 • Total249,451
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number054-254-2115
Address5-1 Otemachi, Aoi-ku Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken 420-8602
ClimateCfa
WebsiteAoi-ku home page

Aoi-ku was created on April 1, 2003, when Shizuoka became a city designated by government ordinance (a "designated city"). It consists of the area of Shizuoka prior to its merger with Shimizu, north of the Tōkaidō Main Line rail tracks.

The ward is home to both the Shizuoka city offices as well as the Shizuoka prefectural offices.

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Aoi-ku has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Aoi-ku is 11.6 °C (52.9 °F). The average annual rainfall is 3,258.6 mm (128.29 in) with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.4 °C (72.3 °F), and lowest in January, at around 1.2 °C (34.2 °F).[1]

Climate data for Aoi-ku (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1978−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.2
(64.8)
21.8
(71.2)
24.2
(75.6)
27.5
(81.5)
29.9
(85.8)
34.4
(93.9)
35.7
(96.3)
34.7
(94.5)
33.2
(91.8)
28.4
(83.1)
22.4
(72.3)
19.4
(66.9)
35.7
(96.3)
Average high °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
7.8
(46.0)
11.0
(51.8)
16.1
(61.0)
20.5
(68.9)
23.1
(73.6)
27.0
(80.6)
28.0
(82.4)
24.4
(75.9)
19.2
(66.6)
14.2
(57.6)
9.1
(48.4)
17.2
(63.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
1.9
(35.4)
5.1
(41.2)
10.0
(50.0)
14.4
(57.9)
17.9
(64.2)
21.7
(71.1)
22.4
(72.3)
19.2
(66.6)
13.8
(56.8)
8.4
(47.1)
3.5
(38.3)
11.6
(52.9)
Average low °C (°F) −3.0
(26.6)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.2
(32.4)
4.9
(40.8)
9.5
(49.1)
14.0
(57.2)
18.0
(64.4)
18.7
(65.7)
15.5
(59.9)
9.8
(49.6)
4.0
(39.2)
−0.8
(30.6)
7.3
(45.2)
Record low °C (°F) −11.5
(11.3)
−11.4
(11.5)
−8.6
(16.5)
−3.9
(25.0)
0.5
(32.9)
5.9
(42.6)
11.7
(53.1)
11.7
(53.1)
5.2
(41.4)
0.0
(32.0)
−3.5
(25.7)
−9.5
(14.9)
−11.5
(11.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 108.6
(4.28)
133.3
(5.25)
253.0
(9.96)
263.7
(10.38)
276.3
(10.88)
344.0
(13.54)
442.1
(17.41)
318.9
(12.56)
507.4
(19.98)
322.7
(12.70)
183.6
(7.23)
111.2
(4.38)
3,258.6
(128.29)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.3 7.3 11.0 11.5 12.4 14.6 15.0 13.3 13.8 11.7 8.4 6.7 132
Mean monthly sunshine hours 206.3 184.4 177.4 177.3 176.9 122.3 142.4 160.9 127.1 147.1 173.1 204.0 1,995.3
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[2][1]

EconomyEdit

Vic Tokai has its headquarters in Aoi-ku.[3] Fuji Dream Airlines was headquartered in Aoi-ku;[4] it now has its headquarters in Makinohara.[5]

 
Aoi Ward Office

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  3. ^ "会社概要 Archived 2006-07-19 at the Wayback Machine." Vic Tokai. Retrieved on November 19, 2010. "本社所在地 静岡県静岡市葵区常磐町2丁目6番地の8 TOKAIビル."
  4. ^ "会社概要." Fuji Dream Airlines. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  5. ^ "会社概要." Fuji Dream Airlines. Retrieved on November 19, 2010. "〒421-0411 静岡県牧之原市坂口2053番地1."