Suita, Osaka

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Suita
吹田市
Special city
Suita City Hall
Suita City Hall
Flag of Suita
Flag
Official seal of Suita
Symbol
Location of Suita in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Suita in Osaka Prefecture
Suita is located in Japan
Suita
Suita
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°45′34″N 135°31′1″E / 34.75944°N 135.51694°E / 34.75944; 135.51694Coordinates: 34°45′34″N 135°31′1″E / 34.75944°N 135.51694°E / 34.75944; 135.51694
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Tetsuya Inoue (since May 2011)
Area
 • Total 36.11 km2 (13.94 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 378,322
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Camphor Laurel
 • Flower Satsuki azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-3-40 Izumichō, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu
564-8550
Website www.city.suita.osaka.jp

Suita (吹田市, Suita-shi) is a city located in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 378,322 and a population density of 9,880 persons per km². The total area is 36.11 km².

The city was founded on April 1, 1940, and was the site of Expo '70, a World's Fair held in 1970. The J-League soccer club Gamba Osaka plays at Suita City Football Stadium.

It is connected to central by Hankyu Railway, West Japan Railway Company and the Osaka Municipal Subway. The Osaka Monorail also passes through the area, connecting the city to Osaka, the Expo Commemoration Park and Osaka International Airport.

JR Suita Station
Suita
Year Pop. ±%
1940 66,094 —    
1950 78,415 +18.6%
1960 120,203 +53.3%
1970 257,590 +114.3%
1980 326,968 +26.9%
1990 342,179 +4.7%
2000 346,145 +1.2%
2005 351,168 +1.5%
2010 351,771 +0.2%
2015 374,468 +6.5%

Economy[edit]

Major companies and industries[edit]

  • Asahi Suita Brewery
  • Headquarters of SNK, the producer of Neo Geo arcade boards and games
  • Mister Donut, a fast food franchise that offers doughnuts, coffee, muffins and pastries.

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Student dormitories[edit]

  • Osaka University Foreign Student House
  • Senri International Student House
  • Kansai University International Student House
  • JASSO Student House

Culture[edit]

Museums[edit]


Transportations[edit]

Rail[edit]

JR Kishibe Station

JR West

(<< for Kyoto) - Senrioka - Kishibe - Suita - (for Ōsaka >>)

Hankyu Railway

(<< for Kyoto Kawaramachi) - Shojaku - (for Osaka Umeda >>)

(<< for Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme, Osaka Municipal Subway Sakaisuji Line) - Suita - Toyotsu - Kandai-mae - Senriyama - Minami-Senri - Yamada - Kita-Senri (line terminus)

Osaka Municipal Subway

(<< for Umeda, Nakamozu) - Esaka (last stop on the Midosuji Line) - Ryokuchi-koen (in Toyonaka) - Momoyamadai - (for Senri-Chuo >>)

Osaka Monorail

(<< for Osaka Airport) - Yamada - Banpaku Kinen Koen - (for Kadoma-shi >>)

(<< for Saito-nishi) - Koen-higashiguchi - Banpaku Kinen Koen (line terminus)

Sister cities[edit]

Suita was involved in Bankstown's first international Sister City in March 1989.[5]

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