Kita, Tokyo


Kita, Tokyo
Kita
—  Special ward  —
北区 · City of Kita
Asukayama Park in Ōji, Kita, Tokyo

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Location of Kita in Tokyo
Kita is located in Japan
Kita
 
Coordinates: 35°45′N 139°44′E / 35.75°N 139.733°E / 35.75; 139.733Coordinates: 35°45′N 139°44′E / 35.75°N 139.733°E / 35.75; 139.733
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 – Total 20.59 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 – Total 332,410
 – Density 16,140/km2 (41,802.4/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Kita

Kita (北区 Kita-ku?) is one of the special wards of Tokyo, Japan. In English, it calls itself the City of Kita .

As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 332,140 and a density of 16,140 persons per km². The total area is 20.59 km².

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Geography

The name Kita, meaning "north," reflects the location among the wards of Tokyo. To its north lie the cities of Kawaguchi and Toda in Saitama Prefecture. To the east, south and west lie other special wards: Adachi, Arakawa, Itabashi, Bunkyō and Toshima.

Rivers include the Arakawa and the Sumida River.

History

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.

Famous sites

  • Asukayama Park
  • Ukima Park
  • Chūō Park (formerly Camp Oji)
  • Furukawa Garden
  • Nanushi-no-taki Park
  • Oji Shrine
  • Oji Inari shrine

Economy

The head office of Seiyu Group is in Kita.[1]

Education

The city's public elementary and middle schools are operated by the City of Kita Board of Education.

The city's public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

  • Asuka High School [1]
  • Akabane Commercial High School [2]
  • Kirigaoka High School [3]
  • Oji Technical High School [4]

Transportation

Rail

Highways

  • Shuto Expressway C2 Central Loop (Itabashi JCT - Kasai JCT)
  • Route 17 (Nakasendō)

Famous people from Kita

Sister cities

Kita has a sister city relationship with:

Domestic

See also

References

  1. ^ "Corporate Data." Seiyu Group. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.

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