Higashi-ku, Fukuoka

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Higashi
東区
Ward
Higashi Ward
View of Shika Island from Hakata Bay
View of Shika Island from Hakata Bay
Location of Higashi-ku in Fukuoka City
Location of Higashi-ku in Fukuoka City
Higashi is located in Japan
Higashi
Higashi
 
Coordinates: 33°36′59″N 130°25′21″E / 33.61639°N 130.42250°E / 33.61639; 130.42250Coordinates: 33°36′59″N 130°25′21″E / 33.61639°N 130.42250°E / 33.61639; 130.42250
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureFukuoka
CityFukuoka
Area
 • Total68.36 km2 (26.39 sq mi)
Population (1 March 2012)
 • Total296,576
 • Density4,388.44/km2 (11,366.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Postal Number812-8653
Address2-54-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken
Telephone Number092-631-2131
Websitewww.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/higashi/index.html (in Japanese)
Umi-no-nakamichi Seaside Park
Hakozakigu
Kashii-gu
A golden block seal of Han's Na regional king in Kinin Park, Shika Island

Higashi-ku (東区) is one of the seven wards of Fukuoka City in Japan. As of 1 March 2012, it has a population of 296,576, with 136,133 households and an area of 66.68 km2. Its name literally means "east ward".

Kashii is in this ward. It is south of neighbouring Shingū, Fukuoka. The Shikanoshima Island is connected to Umi no Nakamichi by a bridge.

The annual Fukuoka International Cross Country meeting takes place in this ward.

Places within Higashi-ku[edit]

Education[edit]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

The ward has a North Korean school, Fukuoka Korean Elementary School (福岡朝鮮初級学校).[1]

Parks[edit]

There are approximately 400 public parks in Higashi-ku.[2] One of these is Maidashi Park (馬出緑地) in Maidashi district. Set in Fukuoka's greenbelt, the park was built on land formerly occupied by the Nishitetsu Miyajidake Line, which was sold to the city in 1980.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. Retrieved on 14 October 2015.
  2. ^ 福岡市・東区の公園 [Parks of Higashi-ku, Fukuoka]. 公園へ行こう!楽しい福岡市の公園 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  3. ^ D.Na (2007). 西鉄宮地岳線部分廃止特集 - 第3回 [Feature on closed section of Nishitetsu Miyajidake Line (Part 3)] (in Japanese). Q-shu DEMPA Dori. Retrieved 2 September 2011.

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