Atsuta (熱田区, Atsuta-ku) is one of the 16 wards of the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the ward had an estimated population of 66,318 and a population density of 8,088 persons per km². The total area was 8.20 km².
Kanayama Bus Terminal night view
Location of Atsuta-ku in Nagoya
|• Total||8.20 km2 (3.17 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2019)
|• Density||8,100/km2 (21,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Round Leaf Holly (Ilex rotunda)|
|- Flower||Japanese iris |
|Address||3-1-15 Jingu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 460-8508|
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Atsuta Ward is located near the geographic center of Nagoya city.
The area of present-day Atsuta Ward was known since ancient times for its association with Atsuta Shrine. Atsuta Town in Aichi District was incorporated with the establishment of the municipality system in the early Meiji period. It was annexed to the city of Nagoya, initially as part of Minami Ward, and became Atsuta Ward in 1937.
Atsuta Ward is a major commercial center due to its proximity to the center of Nagoya metropolis. The rolling stock manufacturer Nippon Sharyo has its headquarters in the ward.
- Central Japan Railway Company - Tōkaidō Main Line
- Meitetsu - Nagoya Main Line - Tokoname Line
- Nagoya Municipal Subway – Meijō Line
- Nagoya Municipal Subway – Meikō Line
- 熱田区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 19 March 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
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