Kita (北区, Kita-ku, "Northern Ward") is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. In English, it calls itself the City of Kita. The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 332,140 and a population density of 16,140 persons per km². The total area is 20.59 km².
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. Rivers include the Arakawa River and the Sumida River.