Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido

Kitahiroshima (北広島市, Kitahiroshima-shi) is a city located in Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan. "Kita" is the Japanese word for "north", so the town's name, Kitahiroshima-shi, is translated as "North-Hiroshima city" or "city of North-Hiroshima".

Kitahiroshima

北広島市
Dohto University
Flag of Kitahiroshima
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Official seal of Kitahiroshima
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Location of Kitahiroshima in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Location of Kitahiroshima in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Kitahiroshima is located in Japan
Kitahiroshima
Kitahiroshima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°59′N 141°34′E / 42.983°N 141.567°E / 42.983; 141.567Coordinates: 42°59′N 141°34′E / 42.983°N 141.567°E / 42.983; 141.567
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Government
 • MayorMasami Ueno
Area
 • Total118.54 km2 (45.77 sq mi)
Population
 (April 30, 2017)
 • Total58,918
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address4-2-1, Chūō, Kitahiroshima-shi, Hokkaidō
061-1192
Websitewww.city.kitahiroshima.hokkaido.jp
Symbols
FlowerAzalea
TreeMaple

As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 58,918, with 27,221 households,[1] and the density of 500 persons per km². The total area is 118.54 square kilometres (45.77 sq mi).

HistoryEdit

On September 1, 1996, Hiroshima town was reorganized to promote city status, but Hiroshima city already existed, on the west of Honshu island. Therefore, Hiroshima was renamed to Kitahiroshima on that day.

  • 1884: 25 families, 107 people migrated from Hiroshima.[2]
  • 1894: Hiroshima village was founded.
  • 1968: Hiroshima village became Hiroshima town.
  • 1996: Hiroshima town became Hiroshima city and was renamed Kitahiroshima.

EducationEdit

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High schoolsEdit

PublicEdit

  • Hokkaido Kitahiroshima High School
  • Hokkaido Kitahiroshima Nishi High School

PrivateEdit

  • Sapporo Nihon University High School

TransportationEdit

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RoadEdit

It is accessed by routes 36, 274 and the expressway interchange in the west. In 1981, the bypass of route 274 was opened and the bypass of route 36 was opened in 1986. The urban sprawl of the Sapporo area in the western part of the city is bypassed.

TwinningsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Kitahiroshima City" (in Japanese). Japan: Kitahiroshima City. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  2. ^ "姉妹都市". Kitahiroshima City official. Retrieved 29 February 2016.

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