Shizuoka Prefecture facts for kids
|Area (rank)||7,779.63 km² (13th)|
|- % water||2.6%|
|Population (July 1, 2010)|
|- Population||3,774,471 (10th)|
|- Density||485.17 /km²|
|- Flower||Azalea (Rhododenron)|
|- Tree||Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus)|
|- Bird||Japanese Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata)|
Symbol of Shizuoka Prefecture
- 1586 – Construction begins at Sumpu Castle
- 1617 – Tōshōgū Shrine
- 1949 – Founding of University of Shizuoka
Shizuoka is on the east coast of Honshu facing the Pacific Ocean. The prefecture is bordered on the west by Aichi Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture. The northern borders of Shuzuoka are shared with Yamanashi Prefecture and Kanagawa Prefecture.
Mount Fuji is on the northern border of Shizuoka.
Suruga Bay is its main coastal feature. The Izu Peninsula forms the eastern side of the bay.
Throughout history, every 100 to 150 years, an earthquake of disastrous proportions called the Tokai Earthquake has hit Shizuoka.
National Parks are established in about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples
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