Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture

静岡県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese静岡県
 • RōmajiShizuoka-ken
Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Shizuoka Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates: 34°55′N 138°19′E / 34°55′N 138°19′E / 34.917; 138.317
Symbols
BirdJapanese paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata)
FlowerAzalea (Rhododenron)
TreeSweet osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus)

Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県, Shizuoka-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu.[1] Shizuoka Prefecture has a population of 3,637,998 (1 December 2019) and has a geographic area of 7,777.42 km² (3,002.88 sq mi). Shizuoka Prefecture borders Kanagawa Prefecture to the east, Yamanashi Prefecture to the northeast, Nagano Prefecture to the north, and Aichi Prefecture to the west.

Shizuoka is the capital and Hamamatsu is the largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture, with other major cities including Fuji, Numazu, and Iwata.[2] Shizuoka Prefecture is located on Japan's Pacific Ocean coast and features Suruga Bay formed by the Izu Peninsula, and Lake Hamana which is considered to be one of Japan's largest lakes. Mount Fuji, the tallest volcano in Japan and cultural icon of the country, is partially located in Shizuoka Prefecture on the border with Yamanashi Prefecture. Shizuoka Prefecture has a significant motoring heritage as the founding location of Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha, and is home to the Fuji International Speedway.

View of Mt. Fuji from Fujinomiya

History

Shizuoka Prefecture was established from the former Tōtōmi, Suruga and Izu provinces.[3]

The area was the home of the first Tokugawa shōgun.[citation needed] Tokugawa Ieyasu held the region until he conquered the lands of the Hōjō clan in the Kantō region and placed land under the stewardship of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After becoming shōgun, Tokugawa took the land back for his family and put the area around modern-day Shizuoka city under the direct supervision of the shogunate. With the creation of Shizuoka han in 1868, it once again became the residence of the Tokugawa family.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Şizuoka prefekturası
Bân-lâm-gú: Sizuoka-koān
български: Шидзуока
Cebuano: Shizuoka-ken
davvisámegiella: Shizuoka prefektuvra
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Shizuoka-yen
한국어: 시즈오카현
Bahasa Indonesia: Prefektur Shizuoka
íslenska: Shizuoka-umdæmi
Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Shizuoka
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Shizuoka
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Shizuoka-gâing
日本語: 静岡県
پنجابی: ضلع شیزوکا
Simple English: Shizuoka Prefecture
slovenščina: Prefektura Šizuoka
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Prefektura Shizuoka
Tiếng Việt: Shizuoka
文言: 靜岡縣
吴语: 静冈县
粵語: 靜岡縣
中文: 靜岡縣