Kita, Tokyo

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Kita

北区
City of Kita
Asukayama Park in Ōji, Kita, Tokyo
Asukayama Park in Ōji, Kita, Tokyo
Flag of Kita
Flag
Official seal of Kita
Emblem
Location of Kita in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Kita in Tokyo Metropolis
Kita is located in Japan
Kita
Kita
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°45′N 139°44′E / 35.750°N 139.733°E / 35.750; 139.733Coordinates: 35°45′N 139°44′E / 35.750°N 139.733°E / 35.750; 139.733
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
Area
 • Total20.61 km2 (7.96 sq mi)
Population
(May 1, 2015)
 • Total340,287
 • Density16,510/km2 (42,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.city.kita.tokyo.jp

Kita (北区, Kita-ku, "Northern Ward") is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is City of Kita. The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.

As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 340,287, and a population density of 16,510 persons per km². The total area is 20.61 km².

History[edit]

The area was a collection of rural villages and towns until the 1880s, when it was connected by rail to central Tokyo (Oji Station opening in 1883). Parts of the area joined Tokyo City in 1932 as the Oji and Takinogawa wards. Kita was officially formed in 1947 by the merger of these wards.[1]

Geography[edit]

The name Kita, meaning "north," reflects the location among the wards of Tokyo. To its north lie the cities of Kawaguchi and Toda in Saitama Prefecture. To the east, south and west lie other special wards: Adachi, Arakawa, Itabashi, Bunkyō, and Toshima.

Four rivers run through Kita:

Famous sites[edit]

Economy[edit]

The head office of Seiyu Group is in Kita.[9]

Education[edit]

The city's public elementary and middle schools are operated by the City of Kita Board of Education.

The city's public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

The following international schools are in the ward:

The following universities are in the ward:

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Highways[edit]

Notable people from Kita[edit]

International relations[edit]

Kita has a sister city relationship with Xuanwu District, Beijing, China.

It is also twinned with the following cities in Japan.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.city.kita.tokyo.jp/yoran/rekishi.html
  2. ^ "Oji, a greenery historic town with budget-friendly attractions". Tokyo Travel. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  3. ^ "Kyu Furukawa Gardens". Official Tokyo Travel Guide. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  4. ^ "Oji, a greenery historic town with budget-friendly attractions". Tokyo Travel. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  5. ^ "Oji Jinja Shrine". Official Tokyo Travel Guide. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  6. ^ "Oji, a greenery historic town with budget-friendly attractions". Tokyo Travel. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  7. ^ "Tokyo Ten Jinja Shrine". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  8. ^ "Oji, a greenery historic town with budget-friendly attractions". Tokyo Travel. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  9. ^ "Corporate Data Archived 2008-04-18 at the Wayback Machine.." Seiyu Group. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  10. ^ http://www.yoshiikazuya.com/pc/about/

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