Niigata, Niigata

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Niigata
新潟
Designated city
新潟市 · City of Niigata[1]
Flag
Flag
Location of Niigata in Niigata
Location of Niigata in Niigata
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Niigata
Government
 • Mayor Akira Shinoda
Area
 • Total 726.09 km2 (280.34 sq mi)
Population (January 31, 2012)
 • Total 804,193
 • Density 1,107.57/km2 (2,868.6/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Willow
- Flower Tulip
Address 1-602-1 Gakkōchō-dōri, Chūō-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken
951-8550
Website www.city.niigata.lg.jp

Niigata (新潟市, Niigata-shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture in Japan.[2] The port city is on the island of Sea of Japan.[3] The city has the mouth of Shinano River which is the longest river in Japan.[4]

Wards[change | change source]

Niigata has eight neighborhoods or wards (ku).[5]

  • Kita Ward (北区, Kita-ku)
  • Akiha Ward (秋葉区, Akiha-ku)
  • Higashi Ward (東区, Higashi-ku)
  • Minami Ward (南区, Minami-ku)
  • Chuo Ward (中央区, Chūō-ku)
  • Nishi Ward (西区, Nishi-ku)
  • Konan Ward (江南区, Kōnan-ku)
  • Nishikan Ward (西蒲区, Nishikan-ku)

History[change | change source]

On April 1, 2007 Niigata City became the largest Nihonkai coast city as a government-designated city.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Niigata's official English Name
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Niigata" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 711.
  3. Nussbaum, "Niigata-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 711.
  4. "Shinano," Encyclopedia Britannica; retrieved 2012-6-19.
  5. Niigata City, see map at right of city homepage (Japanese); retrieved 201-7-9.
  6. ALBIREX NIIGATA OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Other websites[change | change source]

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