Wards of Kyoto

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Wards of Kyoto

The city of Kyoto in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan has eleven wards.

Wards of Kyoto
Name Japanese Established Code[1]
Fushimi-ku 伏見区 1931 (by merger of surrounding municipalities) 261092
Higashiyama-ku 東山区 1921 (divided from Kamigyō) 261050
Kamigyō-ku 上京区 1879 (one of original two wards) 261025
Kita-ku 北区 1955 (divided from Kamigyō) 261017
Minami-ku 南区 1955 (divided from Shimogyō) 261076
Nakagyō-ku 中京区 1929 (divided from Kamigyō and Shimogyō) 261041
Nishikyō-ku 西京区 1976 (divided from Ukyō) 261114
Sakyō-ku 左京区 1929 (divided from Kamigyō) 261033
Shimogyō-ku 下京区 1879 (one of original two wards) 261068
Ukyō-ku 右京区 1931 (by merger of surrounding municipalities) 261084
Yamashina-ku 山科区 1976 (divided from Higashiyama) 261106

Unlike the 23 special wards of Tokyo, the wards of Kyoto are not separate municipalities, they are divisions just for municipal administration. Together, they comprise the city of Kyoto, under a single mayor and city council.

Area, Population and Density (2015)
Name Population Density (/km²) Area (km²) % of total Forest Area (km²) Forest Cover Inhabitable Area
(km²) Density (/km²)
Fushimi-ku 280,655 4,552 61.66 7.4% 14.58 23.6% 47.12 5,956
Higashiyama-ku 39,044 5,220 7.48 0.9% 1.58 21.1% 5.90 6,618
Kamigyō-ku 85,113 12,107 7.03 0.8% 0.00 0.0% 7.03 12,107
Kita-ku 119,474 1,259 94.88 11.5% 78.85 83.1% 16.02 7,458
Minami-ku 99,927 6,320 15.81 1.9% 0.00 0.0% 15.81 6,320
Nakagyō-ku 109,341 14,756 7.41 0.9% 0.00 0.0% 7.41 14,756
Nishikyō-ku 150,962 2,548 59.24 7.2% 32.53 54.9% 26.82 5,629
Sakyō-ku 168,266 682 246.77 29.8% 215.26 87.2% 31.55 5,333
Shimogyō-ku 82,668 12,193 6.78 0.8% 0.00 0.0% 6.78 12,193
Ukyō-ku 204,262 699 292.07 35.3% 253.77 86.9% 38.29 5,335
Yamashina-ku 135,471 4,720 28.70 3.5% 13.64 47.5% 15.40 8,797
Total 1,475,183 1,782 827.83 100.0% 610.21 73.7% 218.13 6,763

References

  1. ^ JIS X 0402
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