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新潟
新潟市 · City of Niigata[1]
Flag
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Location of Niigata in Niigata
Location of Niigata in Niigata
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureNiigata
Government
 • MayorAkira Shinoda
Area
 • Total726.09 km2 (280.34 sq mi)
Population
 (January 31, 2012)
 • Total804,193
 • Density1,107.57/km2 (2,868.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeWillow
- FlowerTulip
Address1-602-1 Gakkōchō-dōri, Chūō-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken
951-8550
Websitewww.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

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

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

Related pages

References

  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 (in Japanese); retrieved 201-7-9.
  6. "ALBIREX NIIGATA OFFICIAL WEBSITE". http://www.city.niigata.jp/e_page/top.html. 

Other websites

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