Suruga-ku (駿河区 Suruga-ku) is one of three wards of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the southern part of the city. The north east of Suruga-ku faces Aoi-ku; the north west faces Shimizu-ku; the south west faces Yaizu city and south east faces Suruga Bay. Suruga-ku was created on April 1, 2005 when Shizuoka became a city designated by government ordinance (a "designated city"). It consists of the area of Shizuoka prior to its merger with Shimizu, south of the Tōkaidō Main Line rail tracks. As of July 1 2012, Suruga-ku had a population of 213,509, with a land area of 72.89 square kilometers.