Fujieda (藤枝市 Fujieda-shi) is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of 30 April 2019[update], the city has an estimated population of 145,032 in 59,480 households , and a population density of 750 persons per km². The total area of the city was 194.06 square kilometres (74.93 sq mi).
View from Fujieda Station
Location of Fujieda in Shizuoka Prefecture
|• Total||194.06 km2 (74.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||1-11-1 Okadeyama, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka-ken 426-8722|
Per Japanese census data, the population of Fujieda grown rapidly over the past 50 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- National Route 1 - Fujieda Bypass, Okabe Bypass
Sister City relationsEdit
Notable people from FujiedaEdit
- 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
- Fujieda City official statistics (in Japanese)
- Fujieda population statistics
- Fujieda climate data
- "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.