Kita-ku, Niigata

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Kita-ku
北区
Ward
Location of Kita-ku in Niigata
Location of Kita-ku in Niigata
Kita-ku is located in Japan
Kita-ku
Kita-ku
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°54′59″N 139°13′7″E / 37.91639°N 139.21861°E / 37.91639; 139.21861Coordinates: 37°54′59″N 139°13′7″E / 37.91639°N 139.21861°E / 37.91639; 139.21861
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Niigata
Area
 • Total 107.92 km2 (41.67 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 77,215
 • Density 715/km2 (1,850/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Willow
- Flower Tulip
Address 1-602-1 Gakkōchō-dōri, Chūō-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken
951-8550

Kita-ku (北区 lit. "northern ward"?) is one of the eight wards of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The ward was created on April 1, 2007 when Niigata became a government-designated city. It is composed of the Niigata City north district and the former city of Toyosaka.

Niigata Racecourse, one of the racecourses of JRA, is located in the ward.

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