Kita-ku, Hamamatsu

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Kita Ward
Location of Kita-ku in  Shizuoka
Location of Kita-ku in Shizuoka
Kita is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°49′04″N 137°44′23″E / 34.81778°N 137.73972°E / 34.81778; 137.73972Coordinates: 34°49′04″N 137°44′23″E / 34.81778°N 137.73972°E / 34.81778; 137.73972
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Shizuoka
City Hamamatsu
 • Total 295.59 km2 (114.13 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 94,334
 • Density 319/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 053-523-1111
Address 305 Kiga Hosoe-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-1395
Website Kita-ku home page

Kita-ku (北区, Kita-ku?) is one of seven wards of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the north of the city. It is bordered by Tenryū-ku to the north, Higashi-ku and Naka-ku to the east, Hamakita-ku Minami-ku and Kosai to the south, and the cities of Toyohashi and Shinshiro to the west. It is largely a residential suburb of central Hamamatsu, and a considerable portion of the ward is forested.

Kita-ku was created on April 1, 2007 when Hamamatsu became a city designated by government ordinance (a "designated city"). It consists of the former towns of Inasa, Hosoe and Mikkabi, which had already merged into Hamamatsu in 2005.

In 2009, it had a population of 95,419 in an area of 277.63 km2, with a population density of 344 persons per square kilometer.

Kita-ku is served by 14 stations on the Tenryū Hamanako Railroad Tenryū Hamanako Line railway.

Kita Ward Office, Hamamatsu