Asukayama Park in Ōji, Kita, Tokyo
Location of Kita in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Mayor||Yosōta Hanakawa|
|• Total||20.61 km2 (7.96 sq mi)|
(May 1, 2015)
|• Density||16,510/km2 (42,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
Kita (北区, Kita-ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is City of Kita. The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.
As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 340,287, and a population density of 16,510 persons per km2. The total area is 20.61 km2.
The area was a collection of rural villages and towns until the 1880s, when it was connected by rail to central Tokyo (Oji Station opening in 1883). Parts of the area joined Tokyo City in 1932 as the Ōji (former Ōji and Iwabuchi towns) and Takinogawa (former Takinogawa town) Wards. Kita was officially formed in 1947 by the merger of these wards.
The name Kita, meaning "north," reflects the location among the wards of Tokyo. To its north lie the cities of Kawaguchi and Toda in Saitama Prefecture. To the east, south and west lie other special wards: Adachi, Arakawa, Itabashi, Bunkyō, and Toshima.
Four rivers run through Kita:
The head office of Seiyu Group is in Kita.
The city's public elementary and middle schools are operated by the City of Kita Board of Education.
The city's public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
The following private domestic schools are in the ward:
The following international schools are in the ward:
The following universities are in the ward:
Kita has a sister city relationship with Xuanwu District, Beijing, China.
It is also twinned with the following cities in Japan.
Higashiōsaka is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city is known as one of the industrial cities of Japan and "the rugby football town". As of July 1, 2019, the city has an estimated population of 495,011 and a population density of 8,012 persons per km². The total area is 61.78 km².
Bunkyō is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. Situated in the middle of the ward area, Bunkyō is a residential and educational center. Beginning in the Meiji period, literati like Natsume Sōseki, as well as scholars and politicians have lived there. Bunkyō is home to the Tokyo Dome, Judo's Kōdōkan, and the University of Tokyo's Hongo Campus. Bunkyō has a sister-city relationship with Kaiserslautern in the Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany.
Shinagawa is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. The Ward refers to itself as Shinagawa City in English. The Ward is home to ten embassies.
Kōtō is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The ward refers to itself as Kōtō City in English. As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 488,632, and a population density of 12,170 persons per km². The total area is approximately 40.16 km².
Suginami is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. The ward refers to itself as Suginami City in English.
Arakawa is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The ward takes its name from the river, the Arakawa, though the Arakawa River does not run through or touch the ward. Its neighbors are the wards of Adachi, Kita, Bunkyo, Taito and Sumida. In English, the ward calls itself Arakawa City.
Itabashi is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. In English, it calls itself Itabashi City. Itabashi has sister-city relations with Burlington, Ontario, in Canada; Shijingshan District of Beijing in the People's Republic of China; and Bologna in Italy.
Adachi is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. It is located north of the heart of Tokyo. The ward consists of two separate areas: a small strip of land between the Sumida River and Arakawa River and a larger area north of the Arakawa River. The ward is bordered by the cities of Kawaguchi, Sōka and Yashio in Saitama and Katsushika, Sumida, Arakawa and Kita in Tokyo. The ward is called Adachi City in English.
Katsushika is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. The ward calls itself Katsushika City in English.
Edogawa is one of 23 special wards located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. It takes its name from the Edo River that runs from north to south along the eastern edge of the ward. In English, it uses the name Edogawa City.
Minato is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is also called Minato City in English.
Ukyō-ku (右京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
Kami-ikebukuro (上池袋) is a neighborhood in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan. It is located among JR Ikebukuro, Ōtsuka, and Itabashi Stations and spread along Meiji Avenue.
Mita (三田) is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, consisting of five chōme. It was once home to grand estates of several Daimyo and is one of Tokyo's most expensive upscale residential districts; many artists, CEOs, and celebrities reside there.
The Lycée Français International de Tokyo is a French international school in Takinogawa (滝野川), Kita, Tokyo, serving levels Kindergarten through high school. It is a part of the Agency for French Education Abroad. At one time the school was located in Chiyoda, and its name was the Lycée Franco-Japonais de Tokyo.
Oji Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the Kita-ku ward of Tokyo, Japan.
Jingūmae (神宮前) is a district of Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
Seigakuin Junior & Senior High School is a private Christian secondary school in Nakazato, Kita, Tokyo. It is a part of the Seigakuin educational group.
Joshi Seigakuin Junior & Senior High School is a private Christian girls' secondary school in Nakazato, Kita, Tokyo. It is a part of the Seigakuin educational group.
Tokyo Metropolitan Nishi High School is a Japanese high school, founded in 1937 in Aoyama, Minato-ku, as the Tokyo Tenth Middle School, which moved to Miyamae, Suginami-ku in 1939, and changed its name in 1950 to Nishi High School, with "Nishi" meaning "West". It was well known in the 1950s and 1960s for the large proportion of graduates who gained admission to the prestigious national universities, such as the University of Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, though it suffered a decline later.
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