Kita-ku, Sapporo

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Kita
北区
Ward
Kita Ward
Location of Kita-ku in Sapporo
Location of Kita-ku in Sapporo
Country Japan
Prefecture Hokkaidō
City Sapporo
Established April 1, 1972
Area[1]
 • Total 63.57 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 282,427
  Estimation as of December 31, 2014
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Postal 001-8612
Address 6-1-1 Kita Nijuyonjyo, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone +81 11-757-2400
Website Kita Ward Office
Kita-ku office (Oct. 2004)

Kita-ku (北区?, lit. "north ward") is a ward of Sapporo composed of residential neighborhoods mostly arranged in grid patterns, and each built surrounding a train station, broken up by areas of farmland and some light-industrial areas. With 260,000 people, it is the most populated ward (ku) in Sapporo.

Geography[edit]

Kita-ku is located in the northern part of Sapporo. The southern end of the word is more built up, essentially a continuation of the adjoining Chūō-ku ("central ward," downtown Sapporo). Ishikari River runs through and borders the northern part of Kita-ku.

Kita-ku is subject to a colder, windier climate than the rest of Sapporo, and as one rides the JR line through towards Ainosato (the north-easternmost part of Sapporo) in winter, one can watch the intensity of the snows increase.

Education[edit]

University[edit]

National[edit]

Private[edit]

College[edit]

High schools[edit]

Public[edit]

  • Hokkaido Sapporo Kita High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Hokuryo High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Eiai High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Technical High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Intercultural and Technological High School
  • Hokkaido Yuho High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Shinkawa High School (city)

Private[edit]

  • Sapporo Sosei High School
  • Fuji High School

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Road[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°5′27″N 141°20′27″E / 43.09083°N 141.34083°E / 43.09083; 141.34083