Kita-ku, Saitama

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Kita-ku, Saitama
北区
Ward
Kita Ward
Kita Ward Office, Saitama City
Kita Ward Office, Saitama City
Location of Kita-ku in Saitama
Location of Kita-ku in Saitama
Kita-ku, Saitama is located in Japan
Kita-ku, Saitama
Kita-ku, Saitama
 
Coordinates: 35°55′53.2″N 139°35′12.9″E / 35.931444°N 139.586917°E / 35.931444; 139.586917Coordinates: 35°55′53.2″N 139°35′12.9″E / 35.931444°N 139.586917°E / 35.931444; 139.586917
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama
City Saitama
Area
 • Total 16.86 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 143,806
 • Density 8,530/km2 (22,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
-Flower Rapeseed
Phone number 048-835-3156
Address

1-852-1 Miyahara-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken

331-8586
Website www.city.saitama.jp/kita/index.html

Kita-ku (北区, Kita-ku) is one of ten wards of the city of Saitama, in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and is located in the northwestern part of the city. As of 1 February 2016, the ward had an estimated population of 143,806 and a population density of 8530 persons per km². Its total area was 16.86 square kilometres (6.51 sq mi).

Geography

Kita-ward is located in the northwestern side of the city of Saitama.

Neighboring Municipalities

Saitama Prefecture

History

The villages of Ōsato, Nisshin, and Miyahara were created within Kitaadachi District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The three villages were merged with Ōmiya Town in 1940, becoming part of the city of Ōmiya. On May 1, 2001, Ōmiya merged with Urawa and Yono cities to form the new city of Saitama. When Saitama was proclaimed a designated city in 2003, the northwestern portion of former Ōmiya city consisting of the three former villages and a portion of the original Ōmiya village became Kita Ward.

Economy

A global automotive company, Calsonic Kansei, is headquartered in the ward.[1]

Education

Kita-ku has ten elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools and two special education schools.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Military facilities

  • JGSDF Camp Ōmiya
  • JGSDF Chemical School

Local attractions

The "Ōmiya Bonsai Village" (officially "Bonsai-chō" (盆栽町, lit. "Bonsai Town") was created after the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake when bonsai nurseries relocated from Tokyo to this area.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Company Profile." Calsonic Kansei. Retrieved on January 29, 2015.
  2. ^ http://members.iinet.net.au/~jold/bia/country/japan/omiya.shtml Bonsai in Japan - Omiya Bonsai Village

External links

Media related to Kita-ku, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (in Japanese)
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