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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.
Location of Kita-ku in Sapporo
|Established||April 1, 1972|
|• Total||63.57 km2 (24.54 sq mi)|
|Estimation as of December 31, 2014|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||6-1-1 Kita Nijuyonjyo, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido|
|Website||Kita Ward Office|
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.
- 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)
- Sapporo Sosei High School
- Fuji High School
- JR Hokkaido
- Sapporo Municipal Subway