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Kita 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.HistoryThe area was a collection of rural villages and towns until the 1880s, when it was connected by rail to central Tokyo . Parts of the area joined Tokyo City in 1932 as the Oji and Takinogawa wards. Kita was officially formed in 1947 by the merger of these wards.GeographyThe 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.Rivers include the Arakawa River and the Sumida River.Famous sitesAsukayama ParkUkima ParkChūō Park (formerly Camp Oji)Furukawa GardenNanushi-no-taki ParkOji ShrineOji Inari shrine
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