Higashinari-ku, Osaka

Higashinari-ku (東成区) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan.

Location of Higashinari-ku in Osaka City

HistoryEdit

  • April 1, 1925: The area that became Higashinari-ku was incorporated into Osaka as part of the second major expansion of the city. The ward was created from the former district of Higashinari-gun, but not including the area that was previously Sumiyoshi-gun.
  • October 1, 1932: A portion was split off to create Asahi-ku.
  • April 1, 1943: Jōtō-ku and Ikuno-ku were split off.

In 1925, Higashinari-ku was a vast ward covering most of northeastern Osaka. By 1943 however, it had become one of the smallest wards second only to Naniwa-ku, after two re-drawings of its boundaries. Nevertheless, its population density is still the fourth highest among the wards of Osaka, after Jōtō-ku, Nishi-ku, and Abeno-ku.

EducationEdit

The ward has a North Korean school, Middle Osaka Korean Elementary School (中大阪朝鮮初級学校).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Higashinari-ku, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°40′12″N 135°32′28″E / 34.67000°N 135.54111°E / 34.67000; 135.54111