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Nishikyō-ku (西京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Its name means "west capital ward" and it is situated on the western edge of the city, to the south of center. The ward was established on October 1, 1976, after it was separated from Ukyō-ku. The Katsura River is the border between Nishikyo-ku and Ukyo-ku.
Ward of Kyoto
Katsura Imperial Villa
Location of Nishikyō-ku in Kyoto
|• Total||59.24 km2 (22.87 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||678 m (2,224 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
(October 1, 2015)
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
As of October 1, 2016 the ward has an area of 59.24 km² and a population of 150,477.
Media related to Nishikyō-ku, Kyoto at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)