Maisaka, Shizuoka

Summary

Maisaka (舞阪町, Maisaka-chō) was a town located in Hamana District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Maisaka
舞阪町
Former municipality
Flag of Maisaka
Official seal of Maisaka
Location of Maisaka in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Maisaka in Shizuoka Prefecture
Maisaka is located in Japan
Maisaka
Maisaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°41′08″N 137°37′38″E / 34.68567°N 137.62715°E / 34.68567; 137.62715Coordinates: 34°41′08″N 137°37′38″E / 34.68567°N 137.62715°E / 34.68567; 137.62715
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureShizuoka Prefecture
DistrictHamana
MergedJuly 1, 2005
(now part of Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu)
Area
 • Total4.63 km2 (1.79 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2005)
 • Total11,872
 • Density2,564/km2 (6,640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Symbols
FlowerLampranthus
TreePine

As of June 1, 2005, the town had an estimated population of 11,872 and a density of 2,564 persons per km². The total area was 4.63 km². The town was served by Maisaka Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line railway.

On July 1, 2005, Maisaka, along with the cities of Tenryū and Hamakita, the town of Haruno (from Shūchi District), the towns of Hosoe, Inasa and Mikkabi (all from Inasa District), the towns of Misakubo and Sakuma, the village of Tatsuyama (all from Iwata District), and the town of Yūtō (also from Hamana District), was merged into the expanded city of Hamamatsu, and is now part of Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu City.

Maisaka was a fishing town on the Pacific coast of Shizuoka Prefecture. Settled since prehistoric times (Jōmon period remains have been discovered within the borders of the town. During the Edo period, the town prospered as Maisaka-juku, a post station on the Tōkaidō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto.