Kita-ku, Hamamatsu

Summary

Kita
北区
Kita Ward
Location of Kita-ku in Shizuoka
Location of Kita-ku in Shizuoka
Kita is located in Japan
Kita
Kita
 
Coordinates: 34°49′04″N 137°44′23″E / 34.81778°N 137.73972°E / 34.81778; 137.73972Coordinates: 34°49′04″N 137°44′23″E / 34.81778°N 137.73972°E / 34.81778; 137.73972
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureShizuoka
CityHamamatsu
Area
 • Total295.54 km2 (114.11 sq mi)
Population
 (December 1, 2019)
 • Total92,902
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number053-523-1111
Address305 Kiga Hosoe-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-1395
WebsiteKita-ku home page

Kita-ku (北区, Kita-ku) is one of seven wards of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, located in the north of the city. It is bordered by Tenryū-ku to the north, Higashi-ku and Naka-ku to the east, Hamakita-ku Minami-ku and Kosai to the south, and the cities of Toyohashi and Shinshiro to the west. It is largely a residential suburb of central Hamamatsu, and a considerable portion of the ward is forested.

Kita-ku was created on April 1, 2007 when Hamamatsu became a city designated by government ordinance (a "designated city"). It consists of the former towns of Inasa, Hosoe and Mikkabi, which had already merged into Hamamatsu in 2005. In 2009, it had a population of 95,419 in an area of 277.63 km², with a population density of 344 persons per km².

Kita-ku is served by 14 stations on the Tenryū Hamanako Railroad Tenryū Hamanako Line railway.

Kita Ward Office, Hamamatsu