Location of Kitahiroshima in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Masami Ueno|
|• Total||118.54 km2 (45.77 sq mi)|
|Population (April 30, 2017)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall 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".
On September 1, 1996, Hiroshima town was reorganized to promote city status, but Hiroshima city already existed, on the west of Honshu island. Therefore, Hiroshima was renamed to Kitahiroshima on that day.
- 1884: 25 families, 107 people migrated from Hiroshima.
- 1894: Hiroshima village was founded.
- 1968: Hiroshima village became Hiroshima town.
- 1996: Hiroshima town became Hiroshima city and was renamed Kitahiroshima.
- Hokkaido Kitahiroshima High School
- Hokkaido Kitahiroshima Nishi High School
- Sapporo Nihon University High School
It is accessed by routes 36, 274 and the expressway interchange in the west. In 1981, the bypass of route 274 was opened and the bypass of route 36 was opened in 1986. The urban sprawl of the Sapporo area in the western part of the city is bypassed.
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