Location of Kiyota-ku in Sapporo
|Established||November 4, 1997|
|• Total||59.87 km2 (23.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)|
|Estimation as of December 31, 2014|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||1-2-1 Hiraokaichijo, Teine-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido|
|Website||Kiyota-ku Ward Office|
Kiyota-ku, Sapporo (清田区、札幌?) is one of the 10 wards in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is translated as "pure" or "clean" for "清", and "(rice) field" for "田". The ward was split from Toyohira-ku on November 4, 1997.
According to the jūminhyō (registry of residential addresses and figures) in 2008, 114,730 people are living in Kiyota-ku. The total area of the ward is 59.70 km², which is the 4th largest ward in Sapporo.
The central part of Kiyota-ku was originally called as "Ashiribetsu", and in 1944, it was renamed as Kiyota, meaning "beautiful pure (clean) rice field". Rice fields and farms of the apples have widely spread in the area until early Shōwa period, but the area did not exist as one of the wards in Sapporo.
In 1972, Sapporo was listed as one of the cities designated by government ordinance, and several wards were established including Toyohira-ku. On November 4, 1997, Kiyota-ku was split from Toyohira-ku, and the Kiyota-ku Residential Center with a hall for cultural purposes was built in following year.
- Hokkaido Sapporo Shinei High School
- Hokkaido Sapporo Hiraoka High School
- Hokkaido Sapporo Kiyota High School (city)
- Hokurei High School
Kiyota-ku is the only word of Sapporo in which there is no railway.
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