Sawara-ku, Fukuoka

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Sawara-ku is in darker green.

Sawara-ku (早良区?) is one of the wards in Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken, Kyūshū, Japan.

Data[edit]

  • Population: 213,178 people (as of January 1st, 2012)
  • Area: 95.88 square kilometers (the largest in Fukuoka-shi)

History[edit]

On April 1st, 1889, Fukuoka-shi was founded. The northeastern part of Sawara-gun (早良郡) was merged into Fukuoka-shi.

On April 1st, 1972, Fukuoka-shi was designated as a government ordinance city. Fukuoka-shi was subdivided into five wards: Hakata-ku, Chūō-ku, Higashi-ku, Minami-ku and the former Nishi-ku. The area of Sawara-ku was the central part of the former Nishi-ku.

On March 1st, 1975, Sawara-machi (早良町) was merged into Fukuoka-shi.

On May 10th, 1982, the former Nishi-ku was subdivided into three wards: Sawara-ku, Jōnan-ku and Nishi-ku. Sawara-ku was named after that it had been the central part of Sawara-gun.

Places[edit]

  • Momochihama (百道浜): Fukuoka Tower, Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka City Library
  • Nishijin (西新): Nishijin Praliva
  • Fujisaki (藤崎): Sawara Ward Office, Fukuoka Prefecture Sawara Police Station, Fujisaki Bus Terminal
  • Hara (原): Aeon Hara
  • Noke (野芥)
  • Higashiirube (東入部): Sawara Ward Irube Branch Office

Schools[edit]

Colleges[edit]

Other Schools[edit]

  • Seinan Gakuin Junior and Senior High School at Momochihama
  • Fukuoka Prefecture Shūyūkan High School at Nishijin
  • Fukuoka International School at Momochi (百道)
  • Fukuoka Prefecture Kōrinkan High School (the former Nishifukuoka High School) at Arita (有田)

Stations[edit]

  • Fukuoka City Subway Kūkō Line: Nishijin, Fujisaki, Muromi (室見)
  • Fukuoka City Subway Nanakuma Line: Noke, Kamo (賀茂), Jirōmaru (次郎丸)

Avenues & Streets[edit]

National[edit]

  • Route 202 (Imajuku-shindō)
  • Route 202 Bypass (Fukuoka Sotokanjō-dōro)
  • Route 263 (Sawara-gaidō (早良街道))

Prefectural[edit]

  • Route 49
  • Route 56
  • Route 136
  • Route 558 (Hara-dōri, the former Sawara-kaidō (旧早良街道))
  • Route 559 (Imajuku-shindō)

Municipal[edit]

  • Chiyo-Imajuku Line (Meiji-dōri)
  • Nishijin-Arae Line (Sawara-gaidō)

Rivers[edit]

  • Muromi-gawa (室見川)
  • Kanakuzu-gawa (金屑川)
  • Aburayama-gawa (油山川)

External links[edit]

Media related to Sawara-ku, Fukuoka at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 33°34′55″N 130°20′54″E / 33.58194°N 130.34833°E / 33.58194; 130.34833