Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido
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is a Cities of Japan, city located in Ishikari Subprefecture, Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan. "Kita" is the Japanese word for "north", so the town's name, ''Kitahiroshima-shi'', is translated as "North-Hiroshima city" or "city of North-Hiroshima". As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 58,918, with 27,221 households, and the population density, density of 500 persons per km². The total area is .


History

On September 1, 1996, Hiroshima town was reorganized to promote city status, but Hiroshima, Hiroshima city already existed, on the west of Honshu island. Therefore, Hiroshima was renamed to Kitahiroshima on that day. *1884: 25 families, 107 people migrated from Hiroshima. *1894: Hiroshima village was founded. *1968: Hiroshima village became Hiroshima town. *1996: Hiroshima town became Hiroshima city and was renamed Kitahiroshima.


Education


Universities


Private

*
Seisa Dohto University Official website(星槎道都大学公式サイト)


High schools


Public

* Hokkaido Kitahiroshima High School * Hokkaido Kitahiroshima Nishi High School


Private

* Sapporo Nihon University High School


Transportation


Rail

*Chitose Line: Kita-Hiroshima Station, Kita-Hiroshima


Road

It is accessed by routes Japan National Route 36, 36, Japan National Route 274, 274 and the expressway interchange in the west. In 1981, the bypass of route 274 was opened and the bypass of route 36 was opened in 1986. The urban sprawl of the Sapporo area in the western part of the city is bypassed.


Sports

There are currently no professional sports teams in Kitahiroshima. But, ES CON Field Hokkaido is currently under construction, and it will be the future home of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. They will move from Sapporo to Kitahiroshima once the stadium opens in March 2023.


Twinnings

* Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture


References


External links


Official Website
Cities in Hokkaido {{Hokkaido-geo-stub