Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu

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Nishi-ku
西区
Ward of Hamamatsu
Lake Hamana and Hamanako Road Bridge
Lake Hamana and Hamanako Road Bridge
Location of Nishi-ku in  Shizuoka
Location of Nishi-ku in Shizuoka
Nishi-ku is located in Japan
Nishi-ku
Nishi-ku
 
Coordinates: 34°41′33.77″N 137°38′43.2″E / 34.6927139°N 137.645333°E / 34.6927139; 137.645333Coordinates: 34°41′33.77″N 137°38′43.2″E / 34.6927139°N 137.645333°E / 34.6927139; 137.645333
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Shizuoka
City Hamamatsu
Area
 • Total 114.40 km2 (44.17 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 112,619
 • Density 984/km2 (2,550/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 053-597-1111
Address 1-31-1 Yūtō, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-0193
Website Nishi-ku home page

Nishi-ku (西区 Nishi-ku?) is one of seven wards of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the southwest corner of the city. It is bordered by Naka-ku, Kita-ku, Minami-ku, and the city of Kosai. The 3rd largest ward of Hamamatsu in terms of area, much of the ward is still rural, with farms and rice fields.

Nishi-ku was created on April 1, 2007 when Hamamatsu became a city designated by government ordinance (a "designated city").

Nishi-ku is served by Maisaka Station and Bentenjima Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line railway.

Nishi Ward Office, Hamamatsu
Hamamatsu Flower Park
Kanzanji Hot Springs's buildings