Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido

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Kitahiroshima
北広島市
City
Dohto University
Dohto University
Flag of Kitahiroshima
Flag
Location of Kitahiroshima in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Location of Kitahiroshima in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Kitahiroshima is located in Japan
Kitahiroshima
Kitahiroshima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°59′N 141°34′E / 42.983°N 141.567°E / 42.983; 141.567Coordinates: 42°59′N 141°34′E / 42.983°N 141.567°E / 42.983; 141.567
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Masami Ueno
Area
 • Total 118.54 km2 (45.77 sq mi)
Population (June 2008)
 • Total 60,977
 • Density 514/km2 (1,330/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Maple
- Flower Azalea
Address 4-2-1, Chūō, Kitahiroshima-shi, Hokkaidō
061-1192
Phone number 011-372-3311
Website Kitahiroshima City

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." It was founded on September 1, 1996, when the town of Hiroshima was reorganized to promote city status.

It is accessed by routes 36, 274 and the expressway interchange in the west. The urban sprawl of the Sapporo area in the western part of the city is bypassed.

In 1981, the bypass of route 274 was opened and the bypass of route 36 was opened in 1986.

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).

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