Asakita-ku, Hiroshima

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Location of Asakita-ku in Hiroshima City

Asakita-ku (安佐北区?) is one of the eight wards of the city of Hiroshima.

The northern portion contains what was Asa-gun and southern Takata-gun, now defunct districts (see Takata District, Hiroshima). Asa-gun consisted of Kabe-cho, Kōyō-cho, Asa-cho. Takata-gun included Shiraki-cho. After the four towns were merged with Hiroshima in 1973, they were designated a ward and named Asakita-ku.

As of April 1, 2006, the ward has an estimated population of 156,516 and a density of 442.95 persons per km². The total area is 353.35 km².

The Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's College is located in Asakita-ku.

Coordinates: 34°31′6″N 132°30′28″E / 34.51833°N 132.50778°E / 34.51833; 132.50778