Sawara-ku, Fukuoka

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Sawara
早良区
Ward
Sawara Ward
Location of Sawara Ward in Fukuoka
Location of Sawara Ward in Fukuoka
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka
City Fukuoka
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Sawara-ku (早良区?) is one of the wards in Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken, Kyūshū, Japan.

Data[edit]

  • Population: 213,178 people (as of January 1, 2012)
  • Area: 95.88 square kilometers (the largest in Fukuoka-shi)

History[edit]

On April 1, 1889, Fukuoka-shi was founded. The northeastern part of Sawara-gun (早良郡) was merged into Fukuoka-shi.

On April 1, 1972, Fukuoka-shi was designated as a government ordinance city. Fukuoka-shi was subdivided into five wards: Hakata-ku, Chūō-ku, Higashi-ku, Minami-ku and the former Nishi-ku. The area of Sawara-ku was the central part of the former Nishi-ku.

On March 1, 1975, Sawara-machi (早良町) was merged into Fukuoka-shi.

On May 10, 1982, the former Nishi-ku was subdivided into three wards: Sawara-ku, Jōnan-ku and Nishi-ku. Sawara-ku was named after that it had been the central part of Sawara-gun.

Places[edit]

  • Momochihama (百道浜): Fukuoka Tower, Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka City Library
  • Nishijin (西新): Nishijin Praliva
  • Fujisaki (藤崎): Sawara Ward Office, Fukuoka Prefecture Sawara Police Station, Fujisaki Bus Terminal
  • Hara (原): Aeon Hara
  • Noke (野芥)
  • Higashiirube (東入部): Sawara Ward Irube Branch Office

Schools[edit]

Colleges[edit]

Other schools[edit]

  • Seinan Gakuin Junior and Senior High School at Momochihama
  • Fukuoka Prefecture Shūyūkan High School at Nishijin
  • Fukuoka International School at Momochi (百道)
  • Fukuoka Prefecture Kōrinkan High School (the former Nishifukuoka High School) at Arita (有田)

Stations[edit]

  • Fukuoka City Subway Kūkō Line: Nishijin, Fujisaki, Muromi (室見)
  • Fukuoka City Subway Nanakuma Line: Noke, Kamo (賀茂), Jirōmaru (次郎丸)

Avenues and streets[edit]

National[edit]

  • Route 202 (Imajuku-shindō)
  • Route 202 Bypass (Fukuoka Sotokanjō-dōro)
  • Route 263 (Sawara-gaidō (早良街道))

Prefectural[edit]

  • Route 49
  • Route 56
  • Route 136
  • Route 558 (Hara-dōri, the former Sawara-kaidō (旧早良街道))
  • Route 559 (Imajuku-shindō)

Municipal[edit]

  • Chiyo-Imajuku Line (Meiji-dōri)
  • Nishijin-Arae Line (Sawara-gaidō)

Rivers[edit]

  • Muromi-gawa (室見川)
  • Kanakuzu-gawa (金屑川)
  • Aburayama-gawa (油山川)

External links[edit]

Media related to Sawara-ku, Fukuoka at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 33°34′55″N 130°20′54″E / 33.58194°N 130.34833°E / 33.58194; 130.34833