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Shizuoka
静岡
Designatit ceety
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

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Location of Shizuoka in Shizuoka
Shizuoka is located in Japan
Shizuoka
Shizuoka
 
Coordinates: 34°59′N 138°23′E / 34.983°N 138.383°E / 34.983; 138.383
Kintra Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefectur Shizuoka
Government
 • Mayor Tanabe Nobuhiro
Population (Februar 2012)
 • Total 723,317
 • Density 507/km2 (1,310/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Flouering Dugwid
- Flouer Hollyhock
- Bird Common Kingfisher
Phone number 54-254-2111
Address 5-1 Ōtemachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken
420-8602
Website www.city.shizuoka.jp/english/

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 has been populatit syne prehistoric times.

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".

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

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  • Vietnam Huế, Vietnam (syne Aprile 12, 2005)

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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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