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 is a prefecture of Japanmarker located in the Chūbu regionmarker on Honshū islandmarker. The capital is the city of Shizuoka.


History

Shizuoka prefecture was previously divided into Tōtōmi Province, Suruga Provincemarker and Izu Province, and it was the home of the first Tokugawa Shogun. 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 Oda Nobunaga. After becoming shogun, 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.

Geography

Map of Shizuoka Prefecture.
Shizuoka prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Oceanmarker at the Suruga Baymarker. In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alpsmarker. In the east, it becomes a narrower coast bounded in the north by Mount Fujimarker, until it comes to the Izu Peninsulamarker, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific.

Tokai earthquakes

Throughout history, every 100 to 150 years, an earthquake of disastrous proportions called the Tokai Earthquake has hit Shizuoka. The most recent earthquake of this scale was in 1854.

Cities

Twenty-three cities are located in Shizuoka:
Hamakita-kumarker
Higashi-kumarker
Kita-kumarker
Minami-kumarker
Naka-kumarker
Nishi-kumarker
Tenryū-kumarker
Shimizu-kumarker
Aoi-kumarker
Suruga-kumarker


Towns

Towns in each district:
Shibakawamarker
Kawanehonmarker
Yoshidamarker
Araimarker
Higashiizumarker
Kawazumarker
Matsuzakimarker
Minamiizumarker
Nishiizumarker
Morimarker
Nagaizumimarker
Oyamamarker
Shimizumarker
Kannamimarker


Mergers

Future mergers



Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Shizuoka.

Football (soccer)



Volleyball



Rugby



External links

References

  1. http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/chubu/22.htm



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