Kita-ku, Nagoya

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Kita-ku
北区
Ward
Kita-ku Ward Office
Kita-ku Ward Office
Location of Kita-ku in Nagoya
Location of Kita-ku in Nagoya
Kita-ku is located in Japan
Kita-ku
Kita-ku
 
Coordinates: 35°11′39″N 136°54′42″E / 35.19417°N 136.91167°E / 35.19417; 136.91167Coordinates: 35°11′39″N 136°54′42″E / 35.19417°N 136.91167°E / 35.19417; 136.91167
Country Japan
Region Tōkai region
Chūbu region
Prefecture Aichi
Area
 • Total 17.55 km2 (6.78 sq mi)
Population (February 2012)
 • Total 164,619
 • Density 9,380/km2 (24,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Cosmos (flower) [1]
Phone number 052-911-3131
Address 17-1, Shimizu 4-chome, Kita-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 462-8511
Website www.city.nagoya.jp/kita/ (Japanese)

Kita Ward (北区 Kita-ku?) is one of the 16 wards of the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2012, the ward had an estimated population of 164,619 and a population density of 9,380 persons per km². The total area was 17.55 km².

Geography[edit]

Kita Ward is the north of the center of the city of Nagoya.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Kita Ward was founded in 1944. Its area was expanded in 1946 with an addition from Higashi-ku and again in 1951 with an addition from Naka-ku. In 1955, the village of Kusunoki, formerly part of Nishikasugai District was annexed by Nagoya city, and joined to Kita Ward.

Economy[edit]

Kita Ward is largely a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Nagoya.

Transportation[edit]

Railroads[edit]

Highways[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "北区の紹介" (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 30 March 2009.