Nagata-ku, Kobe

Nagata (長田区, Nagata-ku) is one of 9 wards of Kobe, Japan. It has an area of 11.46 km², and a population of 96,072 (2018). This region suffered the largest number of casualties in the Great Hanshin earthquake.

Location of Nagata-ku in Kobe


Nearly, Nagata-ku's population is deceasing, but foreigners are increasing. Nagata-ku has the largest Korean and Vietnamese Communities in Kobe.

Foreigners in Nagata-ku,Kobe[1]
Nationality Population (2018)
  South Korea 4,485
  Vietnam 1,486
  China 744
Others 458


West Kobe Korean Elementary School (西神戸朝鮮初級学校), a North Korean school, is in the ward.[2]

The South Korean government maintains the Korean Education Center (Korean: 고베한국교육원, Japanese: 神戸韓国教育院) in this ward.[3]


  1. ^ "神戸市 統計)" (PDF). Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Home". Korean Education Center. Retrieved 2020-05-16. 653-0031 兵庫県神戶市長田区西尻池町2丁目4番30号4階

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nagata-ku, Kobe at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°40′12″N 135°08′39″E / 34.67000°N 135.14417°E / 34.67000; 135.14417