Location of Kitahiroshima in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Masami Ueno|
|• Total||118.54 km2 (45.77 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2008)|
|• Density||514/km2 (1,330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||4-2-1, Chūō, Kitahiroshima-shi, Hokkaidō
Kitahiroshima (北広島市 Kitahiroshima-shi?) is a city located in Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan. "Kita" is the Japanese word for "north", so the town's name, Kitahiroshima-shi, is translated as "North-Hiroshima city" or "city of North-Hiroshima".
In 2004, the population reached over 60,000 and as of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 60,977 and the density of 514 persons per km². The total area is 118.54 square kilometres (45.77 sq mi).
On September 1, 1996, Hiroshima town was reorganized to promote city status, but Hiroshima city already existed. Therefore Hiroshima was renamed to Kitahiroshima on that day.
- 1894 Hiroshima village was founded.
- 1968 Hiroshima village became Hiroshima town.
- 1996 Hiroshima town became Hiroshima city and Hiroshima city renamed to Kitahiroshima city.
- Hokkaido Kitahiroshima High School
- Hokkaido Kitahiroshima Nishi High School
- Sapporo Nihon University High School
It is accessed by routes 36, 274 and the expressway interchange in the west. In 1981, the bypass of route 274 was opened and the bypass of route 36 was opened in 1986. The urban sprawl of the Sapporo area in the western part of the city is bypassed.
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