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Shimada
島田市
City
Hōrai Bridge in Shimada
Hōrai Bridge in Shimada
Flag of Shimada
Flag
Official seal of Shimada
Seal
Location of Shimada in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Shimada in Shizuoka Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Area
 • Total 315.70 km2 (121.89 sq mi)
Population (December 2016)
 • Total 97,540
 • Density 309/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Osmanthus
• Flowers Rose, azalea
• Bird Blue-and-white flycatcher
Phone number 0547-37-8200
Address 1-1 Chūō-chō, Shimada-shi, Shizuoka-ken 427-8501

Shimada is a city in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is on the island of Honshū.

Geography

Shimada is on the Shida Plain. Several rivers pass through Shimada including the Tochiyama River and the Õi River.

Sister cities

  • Japan Himi, Toyama, Japan, from April 15, 1987
  • People's Republic of China Huzhou, Zhejiang, China, from May 1987
  • Switzerland Brienz, Switzerland, from August 10, 1986
  • United States Richmond, California, USA, from December 1961. Shimada and Richmond have a student exchange program.

People from Shimada


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