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Fujieda (藤枝市, Fujieda-shi) is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of 30 April 2019, the city has an estimated population of 145,032 in 59,480 households [1], and a population density of 750 persons per km². The total area of the city was 194.06 square kilometres (74.93 sq mi).

Fujieda

藤枝市
View from Fujieda Station
View from Fujieda Station
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Official logo of Fujieda
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Location of Fujieda in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Fujieda in Shizuoka Prefecture
Fujieda is located in Japan
Fujieda
Fujieda
 
Coordinates: 34°52′2.7″N 138°15′27.8″E / 34.867417°N 138.257722°E / 34.867417; 138.257722Coordinates: 34°52′2.7″N 138°15′27.8″E / 34.867417°N 138.257722°E / 34.867417; 138.257722
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureShizuoka Prefecture
Area
 • Total194.06 km2 (74.93 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total145,032
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePine
- FlowerWisteria
- BirdJapanese bush warbler
Phone number054-643-3111
Address1-11-1 Okadeyama, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka-ken 426-8722
WebsiteOfficial website
Reconstruction of Tanaka Castle in Fujieda
Fujieda City Hall

GeographyEdit

Fujieda is located in the Shida Plateau in central Shizuoka Prefecture between the Abe River and the Ōi River. The area enjoys a warm maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Fujieda grown rapidly over the past 50 years.

YearPop.±%
1960 77,169—    
1970 88,787+15.1%
1980 114,882+29.4%
1990 133,147+15.9%
2000 141,643+6.4%
2010 142,183+0.4%

ClimateEdit

The city has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Fujieda is 15.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2159 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around 5.7 °C.[3]

HistoryEdit

Under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan, 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.

On January 1, 2009, the neighboring town of Okabe (from Shida District) was merged into Fujieda. Shida District was dissolved as a result of this merger.[4]

GovernmentEdit

Fujieda has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 22 members.

EconomyEdit

Fujieda is primarily a bedroom community for nearby Shizuoka. The local economy is dominated by agriculture (tea, strawberry, rice, shiitake) and light manufacturing, including pharmaceuticals, beverages, and food processing.

EducationEdit

Fujieda has 17 public elementary schools and ten public junior high schools operated by the city government. and three public high schools operated by the Shizuoka Prefectural Board of Education. There are also two private middle schools and three private high schools. The prefectural also operates one special education school for disabled children. In addition, Shizuoka Sangyo University has a campus in Fujieda, and the agricultural fields for Shizuoka University are also located in the city.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

Sister City relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Notable people from FujiedaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fujieda City official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Fujieda population statistics
  3. ^ Fujieda climate data
  4. ^ http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/chubu/22.htm
  5. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Fujieda, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons