Kita Ward Office, Saitama City
Location of Kita-ku in Saitama
|• Total||16.86 km2 (6.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||8,530/km2 (22,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||1-852-1 Miyahara-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 331-8586|
Kita-ku (北区, Kita-ku) is one of ten wards of the city of Saitama, in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and is located in the northwestern part of the city. As of 1 February 2016[update], the ward had an estimated population of 143,806 and a population density of 8530 persons per km². Its total area was 16.86 square kilometres (6.51 sq mi).
Kita-ward is located in the northwestern side of the city of Saitama.
The villages of Ōsato, Nisshin, and Miyahara were created within Kitaadachi District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The three villages were merged with Ōmiya Town in 1940, becoming part of the city of Ōmiya. On May 1, 2001, Ōmiya merged with Urawa and Yono cities to form the new city of Saitama. When Saitama was proclaimed a designated city in 2003, the northwestern portion of former Ōmiya city consisting of the three former villages and a portion of the original Ōmiya village became Kita Ward.
Kita-ku has ten elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools and two special education schools.
- JR East – Takasaki Line
- JR East – Utsunomiya Line
- JR East – Kawagoe Line
- New Shuttle – Ina Line
- JGSDF Camp Ōmiya
- JGSDF Chemical School
- The Railway Museum is located on the border with Ōmiya-ku.
- "Company Profile." Calsonic Kansei. Retrieved on January 29, 2015.
- http://members.iinet.net.au/~jold/bia/country/japan/omiya.shtml Bonsai in Japan - Omiya Bonsai Village
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- Official website (in Japanese)