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Katsushika is one of the special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It lies in the northeast of the ward area. The ward calls itself Katsushika City in English.

As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 429,289 and a density of 12,600 people per km². The total area is 34.84 km².

Katsushika has sister-city relationships with Fengtai District in Beijing, People's Republic of China, and with Floridsdorf, a district of Vienna, Austria.

The Shibamata Taishaku-ten Nichiren Buddhist temple is in Katsushika.

On October 1, 1932, the former Katsushika District of what was then known as Tokyo Prefecture, and its seven towns and villages, merged and became part of the old Tokyo City.

The special ward was founded on March 15, 1947.

Katsushika contains the famous Narihira Santosen Temple, and the "Bound Jizō" of Ōoka Echizen fame.

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