Kita-ku, Nagoya

Kita Ward (北区, Kita-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 163,555 and a population density of 9,330 persons per km². The total area was 17.53 km².

Kita
北区
Kita Ward
Meijō Park
Meijō Park
Location of Kita-ku in Nagoya
Location of Kita-ku in Nagoya
Kita is located in Japan
Kita
Kita
 
Coordinates: 35°11′39″N 136°54′42″E / 35.19417°N 136.91167°E / 35.19417; 136.91167Coordinates: 35°11′39″N 136°54′42″E / 35.19417°N 136.91167°E / 35.19417; 136.91167
CountryJapan
RegionTōkai region
Chūbu region
PrefectureAichi
Area
 • Total17.53 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total163,555
 • Density9,300/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeSakura
- FlowerCosmos (flower)[1]
Phone number052-911-3131
Address17-1, Shimizu 4-chome, Kita-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 462-8511
Websitewww.city.nagoya.jp/kita/ (in Japanese)
Kita-ku Ward Office

GeographyEdit

Kita Ward is the north of the center of the city of Nagoya.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Kita Ward was founded in 1944. Its area was expanded in 1946 with an addition from Higashi-ku and again in 1951 with an addition from Naka-ku. In 1955, the village of Kusunoki, formerly part of Nishikasugai District was annexed by Nagoya city, and joined to Kita Ward.

EconomyEdit

Kita Ward is largely a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Nagoya.

TransportationEdit

RailroadsEdit

HighwaysEdit

Local attractionsEdit

 
ASTRO Tower

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 北区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 30 March 2009.