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