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Kita-ku (北区, lit. "north ward") is a ward of Sapporo composed of residential neighborhoods mostly arranged in grid patterns, and each built surrounding a train station, broken up by areas of farmland and some light-industrial areas. With 260,000 people, it is the most populated ward in Sapporo.

Kita

北区
Kita Ward
Location of Kita-ku in Sapporo
Location of Kita-ku in Sapporo
CountryJapan
PrefectureHokkaidō
CitySapporo
EstablishedApril 1, 1972
Area
 • Total63.57 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[2]
 • Total282,427
 Estimation as of December 31, 2014
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Postal001-8612
Address6-1-1 Kita Nijuyonjyo, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone+81 11-757-2400
WebsiteKita Ward Office
Kita-ku office (Oct. 2004)

GeographyEdit

Kita-ku is located in the northern part of Sapporo. The southern end of the word is more built up, essentially a continuation of the adjoining Chūō-ku ("central ward," downtown Sapporo). Ishikari River runs through and borders the northern part of Kita-ku.

Kita-ku is subject to a colder, windier climate than the rest of Sapporo, and as one rides the JR line through towards Ainosato (the north-easternmost part of Sapporo) in winter, one can watch the intensity of the snows increase.

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  • Hokkaido Sapporo Kita High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Hokuryo High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Eiai High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Technical High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Intercultural and Technological High School
  • Hokkaido Yuho High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Shinkawa High School (city)

PrivateEdit

  • Sapporo Sosei High School
  • Fuji High School

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Coordinates: 43°5′27″N 141°20′27″E / 43.09083°N 141.34083°E / 43.09083; 141.34083