Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu

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Higashi-ku
東区
Ward of Hamamatsu
Location of Higashi-ku in  Shizuoka
Location of Higashi-ku in Shizuoka
Higashi-ku is located in Japan
Higashi-ku
Higashi-ku
 
Coordinates: 34°44′29″N 137°47′30″E / 34.74139°N 137.79167°E / 34.74139; 137.79167Coordinates: 34°44′29″N 137°47′30″E / 34.74139°N 137.79167°E / 34.74139; 137.79167
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Shizuoka
City Hamamatsu
Area
 • Total 46.29 km2 (17.87 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 126,499
 • Density 2,730/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 053-424-0111
Address 20-3 Ryutsu-motomachi, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu 435-8686
Website Higashi-ku home page

Higashi-ku (東区 Higashi-ku?) is one of seven wards of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the east-central part of the city. It is the second smallest of the seven wards of Hamamatsu in terms of area, after Naka-ku. It is bordered by Hamakita-ku, Kita-ku, Minami-ku, and Naka-ku.

Higashi-ku was created on April 1, 2007 when Hamamatsu became a city designated by government ordinance (a "designated city").

Higashi-ku is served by Tenryūgawa Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line, and by Jidōsha-Gakkō-Mae Station, Saginomiya Station, Sekishi Station and Enshū-Nishigasaki Station on the Enshū Railway Line.

Higashi Ward Office, Hamamatsu