Shizuoka is a city determined by the decree of the Japanese government, the administrative center of Shizuoka Prefecture. Located on the northwest coast of Suruga Bay. The area of the city is 1411.82 km², the population is 707,119 people (August 1, 2014) , the population density is 500.86 people / km².
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There are several ancient burial mounds (kofuns) on the territory of the city. Archaeological excavations have shown that during the Yayoi period, a large settlement existed in the central part of the modern city.