Atsuta-ku, Nagoya

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Atsuta-ku
熱田区
Ward
Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta Shrine
Location of Atsuta-ku in Nagoya
Location of Atsuta-ku in Nagoya
Atsuta-ku is located in Japan
Atsuta-ku
Atsuta-ku
 
Coordinates: 35°07′41″N 136°54′40″E / 35.12806°N 136.91111°E / 35.12806; 136.91111Coordinates: 35°07′41″N 136°54′40″E / 35.12806°N 136.91111°E / 35.12806; 136.91111
Country Japan
Region Tōkai region
Chūbu region
Prefecture Aichi
Area
 • Total 8.13 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
Population (November 2011)
 • Total 64,847
 • Density 7,980/km2 (20,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Round Leaf Holly (Ilex rotunda)
- Flower Japanese iris [1]
Phone number 052-961-1111
Address 3-1-15 Jingu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 460-8508
Website www.city.nagoya.jp/atsuta/ (Japanese)
Atsuta-ku Ward Office

Nihongo (Atsuta 熱田区?, Atsuta-ku) is one of the 16 wards of the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2011, the ward had an estimated population of 64,847 and a population density of 7,980 persons per km². The total area was 8.13 km².

Geography[edit]

Atsuta Ward is located near the geographic center of Nagoya city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Atsuta Ward was known since ancient times for its association with Atsuta Shrine. Atsuta Town in Aichi District was incorporated with the establishment of the municipality system in the early Meiji period. It was annexed to the city of Nagoya, initially as part of Minami Ward, and became Atsuta Ward in 1937.

Economy[edit]

Atsuta Ward is a major commercial center due to its proximity to the center of Nagoya metropolis. The rolling stock manufacturer Nippon Sharyo has its headquarters in the ward.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railroads[edit]

Highways[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Atsuta-ku, Nagoya[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 熱田区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 19 March 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2011.