Kita-ku, Niigata

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Kita-ku
北区
Ward
Kita Ward
Fukushimagata Lagoon Park
Fukushimagata Lagoon Park
Location of Kita-ku in Niigata city
Location of Kita-ku in Niigata city
Kita-ku is located in Japan
Kita-ku
Kita-ku
 
Coordinates: 37°54′58.5″N 139°13′6.9″E / 37.916250°N 139.218583°E / 37.916250; 139.218583
Country Japan
Region Kōshin'etsu, Hokuriku (Chūbu)
Prefecture Niigata
City Niigata
Area
 • Total 107.72 km2 (41.59 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2016)
 • Total 75,990
 • Density 705/km2 (1,830/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 3197 Kuzutsuka, Kita-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata 950-3393
Phone number 025-387-1000
Website www.city.niigata.lg.jp/kita/
Kita Ward Office

Kita-ku (北区 Kita-ku?) is one of the eight wards of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the ward had an estimated population of 75,990 and a population density of 705 persons per km². Its total area was 107.72 square kilometres (41.59 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kita-ku is located in north-east Niigata city, and is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kita-ku was part of ancient Echigo Province. The village of Kuzudzuka was established on April 1, 1889 within Kitakanbara District, Niigata with the establishment of the municipalities system, and was raised to town status on November 1, 1901. It was renamed Toyosaka on March 31, 1955 and was elevated to city status on November 1, 1970. The city of Niigata annexed Toyosaka on March 21, 2005. Niigata became a government-designated city on April 1, 2007 and was divided into wards, with former Toyosaka becoming part of the new Kita Ward along with a coastal section of the former Niigata city.

Education[edit]

University[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Kita-ku has 13 public elementary schools and eight public middle schools. The ward has one public high school operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education and one private high school.

Transportation[edit]

Toyosaka Station

Railway[edit]

Transit bus[edit]

Highways[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Places[edit]

Niigata Senbei Okoku

References[edit]

  1. ^ 運行便別時刻表 [Bus Lines and Timetables (2016.3- )] (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  2. ^ 路線図(東方面) [Bus Map for East Niigata (2016.3- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kita-ku, Niigata at Wikimedia Commons