Kita-ku, Kyoto

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Kita
北区
Ward of Kyoto
Kinkaku, the Golden Pavilion of Rokuon-ji, is one of the most famous landmarks of Kita-ku.
Kinkaku, the Golden Pavilion of Rokuon-ji, is one of the most famous landmarks of Kita-ku.
Location of Kita-ku in Kyoto
Location of Kita-ku in Kyoto
Kita is located in Japan
Kita
Kita
Location of Kita-ku in Japan
Coordinates: 35°2′28″N 135°45′15″E / 35.04111°N 135.75417°E / 35.04111; 135.75417Coordinates: 35°2′28″N 135°45′15″E / 35.04111°N 135.75417°E / 35.04111; 135.75417
Founded 1955
Area
 • Total 94.88 km2 (36.63 sq mi)
Highest elevation 895 m (2,936 ft)
Lowest elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (October 1, 2015)
 • Total 119,474
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kita/

Kita (北区 Kita-ku?) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Its name means "North Ward." As of 2016, the ward has an estimated population of 119,074 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1960 123,230 —    
1970 135,681 +10.1%
1980 136,181 +0.4%
1990 127,348 −6.5%
2000 126,125 −1.0%
2010 122,037 −3.2%
2015 119,474 −2.1%
Source: [1]

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

The community previously had a North Korean school, Kyoto Korean No. 3 Elementary School (京都朝鮮第三初級学校).[2]

Culture[edit]

Temples and Landmarks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "京都市統計ポータル/京都市の人口" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. November 6, 2005. Retrieved on October 15, 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kita-ku, Kyoto at Wikimedia Commons