Yaizu, Shizuoka

Yaizu, Shizuoka

Infobox City Japan
Name= Yaizu
JapaneseName= 焼津市

Region=Chūbu (Tōkai)
PopDate=May 2008
LatitudeDegrees= 34
LatitudeMinutes= 52
LongtitudeDegrees= 138
LongtitudeMinutes= 19
Flower=Satsuki azalea
Bird=Black-headed Gull
SymbolDescription= Flag
Mayor= Takao Tomoto
CityHallAddress=2-16-32, Honmachi, Yaizu-shi, Shizuoka-ken
CityHallPhone= 054-626-1111
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.yaizu.shizuoka.jp/ Yaizu City]

nihongo|Yaizu|焼津市|Yaizu-shi is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 120,501 and the density of 2,620 persons per km². The total area is 46.01 km².

The city was founded on March 1, 1951.


The 2001 Japan Airlines mid-air incident occurred near Yaizu. On January 31, 2001, a Boeing 747-400 and a Douglas DC-10 owned by Japan Airlines narrowly avoided colliding with one another.

On November 1, 2008, Ōigawa, Shida District will merge into Yaizu; this will leave Shida District with one municipality. A following merge on January 1, 2009 will lead to the dissolution of Shida District.http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/chubu/22.htm]


External links

* [http://www.city.yaizu.shizuoka.jp/english/english_guide_01.html City of Yaizu] (English)

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