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Encyclopedia > Niigata Prefecture
Niigata Prefecture (新潟県 Niigata-ken)
Capital Niigata (city)
Region Chūbu
Island Honshū
Governor Hirohiko Izumida
Area 12,582.47 km² (5th)
 - % water 0.2%
Population  (March 1, 2005)
 - Population 2,444,108 (14th)
 - Density 194 /km²
Districts 10
Municipalities 35
ISO 3166-2 JP-15
Website www.pref.niigata.jp/
sougouseisaku/kokusai/
english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Tulip (Tulipa gesneriana)
 - Tree Camellia (Camellia japonica)
 - Bird Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon)
Symbol of Niigata Prefecture
Symbol of Niigata Prefecture

Niigata Prefecture (新潟県 Niigata-ken?) is located on Honshū island on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata. The name Niigata literally means "New Lagoon". Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Niigata ) is the capital and the most populous city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaidō HonshÅ« KyÅ«shÅ« Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hirohiko Izumida is the governor of Niigata Prefecture since October 25, 2004. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species See text Tulip (Tulipa) is a genus of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Liliaceae. ... Species About 100–250 species, including: Camellia assimilis Camellia brevistyla Camellia caudata Camellia chekiangoleosa Camellia chrysantha – Golden Camellia Camellia connata Camellia crapnelliana Camellia cuspidata Camellia euphlebia Camellia euryoides Camellia forrestii Camellia fraterna Camellia furfuracea Camellia granthamiana Camellia grijsii Camellia hongkongensis - Hong Kong Camellia Camellia irrawadiensis Camellia japonica – Japanese Camellia Camellia... Binomial name Nipponia nippon Temminck, 1835 The Crested Ibis, the latin name given to by Ornithological Society of Japan to the Crested Ibis is Nipponia nippon also known as Japanese Crested Ibis or Toki is a large, up to 78. ... Niigata prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia. ... Niigata ) is the capital and the most populous city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ...

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History

Niigata prefecture was originally divided into Echigo Province and Sado Province until the Meiji Restoration. During the Sengoku period it was ruled by Uesugi Kenshin. Echigo (越後国; -no kuni) was an old province in north-central Japan, on the Sea of Japan side, northernmost part of the Hokurikudo (北陸道)circuit. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japans political and social structure. ... The Sengoku Period (戦国時代 Sengoku jidai) or warring-states period, is a period of long civil war in the History of Japan that spans through the middle 15th to the early 17th centuries. ... Uesugi Kenshin February 18, 1530—April 19, 1578) was a warlord who ruled Echigo province in the Sengoku Period of Japan. ...


Niigata-shi (the city) is the largest and most important among the cities which face the Sea of Japan. It has been an important seaport since the opening of Japan by Matthew Perry in the mid-1800s, especially for trade with Russia and northern Korea, and was the first port on the Sea of Japan to be opened to foreign trade. The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia. ... Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858). ... This article is about the Korean peninsula and civilization. ...


The Etsuzankai organization, led by prime minister Tanaka Kakuei, was highly influential in bringing infrastructure improvements to Niigata in the 1960s and 1970s, including the Joetsu Shinkansen high speed rail line and Kanetsu Expressway to Tokyo. Tanaka shook hands with his similarly-embattled contemporary, U.S. President Richard Nixon, during a Washington visit in July of 1973. ... Tanaka shook hands with his similarly-embattled contemporary, U.S. President Richard Nixon, during a Washington visit in July of 1973. ... Joetsu Shinkansen route Joetsu Shinkansen (上越新幹線) is a high-speed railway line connecting Tokyo and Niigata, Japan, via Tohoku Shinkansen, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. ... TGV Réseau class, Marseille St-Charles station This page is about high speed rail in general. ... The Kan-etsu Expressway (関越自動車道 Kanetsu jidōshadō) is a divided, limited-access toll road that connects the Kanto region and the Kō-Shin-Etsu part of the Chubu region of Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


Today, Niigata is well-known for being visited by a freighter from North Korea once a month: one of the few direct contacts with the communist country.


On October 23, 2004, the Chūetsu earthquake struck Niigata Prefecture, causing shaking measured at Shindo 6+ at Ojiya. is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The ChÅ«etsu Earthquakes ) began at 5:56 p. ... The Japan Meteorological Agency seismic intensity scale (震度 shindo) is a measure used in Japan to indicate the strength of earthquakes. ... road broken by Chuetsu Earthquake. ...


On January 9, 2006, a heavy winter storm caused much trouble in the prefecture and its surroundings. At least 71 people died and over a thousand were injured. is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A typical view of a winter storm. ...


On July 16, 2007, the area saw the 2007 Niigata earthquake. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Chūetsu Offshore Earthquake (Japanese: [1]) was a powerful magnitude 6. ...


Geography

Map of Niigata Prefecture.
Map of Niigata Prefecture.

Niigata prefecture stretches about 240 km along the Sea of Japan from southwest to north east, with a coastal plain between the mountains and the sea. It also includes Sado Island. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 522 pixel Image in higher resolution (1381 × 901 pixel, file size: 45 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 522 pixel Image in higher resolution (1381 × 901 pixel, file size: 45 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sado, Niigata. ...


Because of the shape, Niigata prefecture is often called small Honshū-Main Island. It could be placed in either the Hokuriku or Koshinetsu regions, each considered part of the greater Chubu region. Hokuriku region (北陸地方, literally North Land) is the region along the Sea of Japan within the Chubu region, the central region of Honshu, the main island of Japan. ... Kōshinetsu (甲信越) is a subregion of the Chubu region in Japan consisting of Yamanashi, Nagano and Niigata prefectures. ... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ...


The prefecture is generally divided into four geographical areas: Joetsu (in the south), Chūetsu (in the center), Kaetsu (in the north), and Sado Island. It is home to the mouth of the Shinano River, the longest river in Japan. ChÅ«etsu Region ) is the name of an area in central Niigata Prefecture. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sado, Niigata. ... The Shinano River (信濃川 Shinanogawa) is a river which flows from Nagano Prefecture to Niigata Prefecture in Japan. ...

Reconstruction of a 19th century peasant farmer's house and rice paddy at the Northern Culture Museum, Niigata.
Reconstruction of a 19th century peasant farmer's house and rice paddy at the Northern Culture Museum, Niigata.

Download high resolution version (875x594, 195 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (875x594, 195 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Terrace of paddy fields in Yunnan Province, southern China. ...

Cities

20 cities are located in Niigata Prefecture:

Niigata is divided into 8 wards (-ku)
Kita-ku
Higashi-ku
Chūō-ku
Kōnan-ku
Akiha-ku
Nishi-ku
Minami-ku
Nishikan-ku

Agano (&#38463;&#36032;&#37326;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... Gosen (&#20116;&#27849;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Itoigawa (&#31992;&#39770;&#24029;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Jōetsu (上越市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Kamo (加茂市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan, roughly halfway between the two larger cities of Nagaoka and Niigata City. ... Location of Kashiwazaki in the Niigata Prefecture. ... Minamiuonuma (&#21335;&#39770;&#27836;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Mitsuke (&#35211;&#38468;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Murakami (&#26449;&#19978;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Myōkō (妙高市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan on the border of Nagano Prefecture. ... Nagaoka (&#38263;&#23713;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Niigata ) is the capital and the most populous city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... <Niigata City Kita-ku ) of the administrative districts in Niigata Prefecture Niigata City. ... <Niigata City Higashi-ku ) of the administrative districts in Niigata Prefecture Niigata City. ... <Niigata City Chūō-ku ) of the administrative districts in Niigata Prefecture Niigata City. ... <Niigata City Kōnan-ku )of the administrative districts in Niigata Prefecture Niigata City. ... <Niigata City Akiha-ku )is an administrative district in Niigata Prefecture Niigata City that shifted to the government-designated major city on April 1, 2007. ... <Niigata City Nishi-ku )is an administrative district in Niigata Prefecture Niigata City. ... <Niigata City Minami-ku )is an administrative district in Niigata Prefecture Niigata City. ... <Niigata City Nishikan-ku )is an administrative district in Niigata Prefecture Niigata City. ... road broken by Chuetsu Earthquake. ... This article addresses both the city of Sado and Sado Island Sado (佐渡市, -shi) is a city located on Sado Island (佐渡島 or 佐渡ヶ島, both Sadogashima) in the Chubu region of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Sanjō (三条市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Shibata (&#26032;&#30330;&#30000;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Tainai (胎内市, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Tōkamachi (十日町市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Tsubame (燕市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Uonuma (&#39770;&#27836;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ...

Towns and villages

Towns and villages in each district: The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

  • Higashikanbara District
Aga
Arakawa
Asahiǂ
Awashimauraǂ
Kamihayashiǂ
Sanpokuǂ
Sekikawa
Kariwa
Seirō
Kawaguchi
Tagami
Yuzawa
Tsunan
Yahiko
  • Santō District
Izumozaki

ǂ Scheduled to be dissolved following mergers in 2008. Higashikanbara (&#26481;&#33970;&#21407;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Aga (&#38463;&#36032;&#30010;, -machi) is a town located in Higashikanbara District, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Iwafune (&#23721;&#33337;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Arakawa (&#33618;&#24029;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Asahi (&#26397;&#26085;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Awashimaura (&#31903;&#23798;&#28006;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kamihayashi (&#31070;&#26519;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Sanpoku (山北町; -machi) is a town located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Sekikawa (&#38306;&#24029;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kariwa (&#21000;&#32701;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Kariwa (刈羽村; -mura) is a village located in Kariwa District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kitakanbara (&#21271;&#33970;&#21407;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Seirō (聖籠町; -machi) is a town located in Kitakanbara District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kitauonuma (&#21271;&#39770;&#27836;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Kawaguchi (&#24029;&#21475;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Kitauonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Minamikanbara (&#21335;&#33970;&#21407;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Tagami (&#30000;&#19978;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Minamikanbara District, Niigata, Japan. ... Minamiuonuma (&#21335;&#39770;&#27836;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Yuzawa (&#28271;&#27810;&#30010;; -machi) is an onsen (hot spring) town located in Minamiuonuma District in the mountains of the Chuetsu region of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Nakauonuma (&#20013;&#39770;&#27836;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Tsunan (津南町; -machi) is a town located in Nakauonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Nishikanbara (&#35199;&#33970;&#21407;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Yahiko (&#24357;&#24422;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Nishikanbara District, Niigata, Japan. ... Santō (三島郡; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Izumozaki (&#20986;&#38642;&#23822;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Sant&#333; District, Niigata, Japan. ...


Mergers

the town of Kurosaki from Nishikanbara District was amagalated into the city of Niigata.
the town of Toyoura from Kitakanbara District was amagalated into the city of Shibata.
the city of Ryotsu merged with all towns and villages within Sado District (dissolved with this merger) to form the city of Sado.
the towns of Suibara and Yasuda and the villages of Kyogase and Sasakami (all from Kitakanbara District) merged to form the city of Agano.
The towns of Muika and Yamato from Minamiuonuma District merged to form the city of Minamiuonuma.
The towns of Horinouchi and Koide and the villages of Hirokami, Irihirose, Sumon and Yunotani (all from Kitauonuma District) merged to form the city of Uonuma.
The town of Yasuzuka and the villages of Maki, Oshima and Uragawara (all from Higashikubiki District) the towns of Itakura, Kakizaki, Ogata and Yoshikawa and the villages of Kiyosato, Kubiki, Nakagou and Sanwa (all from Nakakubiki District)+the town of Nadachi from Nishikubiki District=>the city of Joetsu.
The city of Itoigawa merged with the remaining parts of Nishikubiki District (dissolved by this action) - the towns of Nou and Oumi to form the city of Itoigawa.
The city of Niitsu, Shirone and Toyosaka, the towns of Kameda, Kosudo and Yokogoshi from Nakakanbara District and the town of Nishikawa and the villages of Ajikata, Iwamuro, Katahigashi, Nakanokuchi and Tsukigata from Nishikanbara District were all merged into the city of Niigata.
The remaining parts of Nakakubiki District (dissolved by this action) - the town of Myokokogen and the village of Myoko were merged into the city of Arai. Arai changed its name to Myōkō at the same time.
The town of Oguni from Kariwa District, the village of Yamakoshi from Koshi District, the town of Nakanoshima from Minamikanbara District and the towns of Koshiji and Mishima from Santo District merged into the city of Nagaoka. (Koshi District was thereby dissolved.)
The city of Tokamachi merged with the towns of Matsudai and Matsunoyama from Higashikubiki District (dissolved by this merger) and the town of Kawanishi and the village of Nakasato from Nakauonuma District to create the city of Tokamachi.
All municipalities within Higashikanbara District merged to form the town of Aga.
The towns of Nishiyama and Takayanagi from Kariwa District were merged into the city of Kashiwazaki.
The town of Shiunji and the village of Kajikawa from Kitakanbara District were merged into the city of Shibata.
The city of Sanjo merged with the town of Sakae and the village of Shitada (both from Minamikanbara District) to create the city of Sanjo.
The town of Nakajo+Kurokawa (both from Kitakanbara District) merged to form the city of Tainai.
The town of Shiozawa from Minamiuonuma District merged into the city of Minamiuonuma.
The town of Maki from Nishikanbara District merged into the city of Niigata.
the city of Gosen merged with the town of Muramatsu from Nakakanbara District (dissolved by this merger) to form the city of Gosen.
The city of Tochio, the towns of Teradomari and Yoita and the village of Washima from Santo District were all absorbed into the city of Nagaoka.
The city of Tsubame merged with the towns of Bunsui and Yoshida from Nishikanbara District to create the city of Tsubame.

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Sado District was a district in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... This article addresses both the city of Sado and Sado Island Sado (佐渡市, -shi) is a city located on Sado Island (佐渡島 or 佐渡ヶ島, both Sadogashima) in the Chubu region of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kitakanbara (&#21271;&#33970;&#21407;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Agano (&#38463;&#36032;&#37326;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Muika (&#20845;&#26085;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Minamiuonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Yamato (&#22823;&#21644;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Minamiuonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Minamiuonuma (&#21335;&#39770;&#27836;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Minamiuonuma (&#21335;&#39770;&#27836;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Horinouchi (&#22528;&#20043;&#20869;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Kitauonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Koide (&#23567;&#20986;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Kitauonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Hirokami (&#24195;&#31070;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Kitauonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Irihirose (&#20837;&#24195;&#28716;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Kitauonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Sumon (&#23432;&#38272;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Kitauonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Yunotani (&#28271;&#20043;&#35895;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Kitauonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kitauonuma (&#21271;&#39770;&#27836;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Uonuma (&#39770;&#27836;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yasuzuka (Japanese: &#23433;&#22618;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Higashikubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Maki (&#29287;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in the Higashikubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Uragawara (&#28006;&#24029;&#21407;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Higashikubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Higashikubiki (東頸城郡; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Itakura (&#26495;&#20489;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Nakakubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kakizaki (&#26623;&#23822;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Nakakubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... &#332;gata (&#22823;&#28511;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Nakakubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Yoshikawa (&#21513;&#24029;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Nakakubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kiyosato (&#28165;&#37324;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Nakakubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kubiki (&#38968;&#22478;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Nakakubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Nakagou (&#20013;&#37111;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Nakakubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Sanwa (&#19977;&#21644;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Nakakubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Nakakubiki (&#20013;&#38968;&#22478;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Nadachi (&#21517;&#31435;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Nishikubiki District, Niigata, Japan. ... Nishikubiki (&#35199;&#38968;&#22478;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... J&#333;etsu (&#19978;&#36234;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Shibata (&#26032;&#30330;&#30000;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Sanj&#333; (&#19977;&#26465;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Sakae (&#26628;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Minamikanbara District, Niigata, Japan. ... Shitada (&#19979;&#30000;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Minamikanbara District, Niigata, Japan. ... Minamikanbara (&#21335;&#33970;&#21407;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Sanj&#333; (&#19977;&#26465;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nakajō (中条町; -machi) is a town located in Kitakanbara District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kurokawa (&#40658;&#24029;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Kitakanbara District, Niigata, Japan. ... Kitakanbara (&#21271;&#33970;&#21407;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Tainai (胎内市, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shiozawa (&#22633;&#27810;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Minamiuonuma District, Niigata, Japan. ... Minamiuonuma (&#21335;&#39770;&#27836;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ... Minamiuonuma (&#21335;&#39770;&#27836;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maki (&#24059;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in the Nishikanbara District, Niigata, Japan. ... 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Future mergers

Murakami (&#26449;&#19978;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Kamihayashi (&#31070;&#26519;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Asahi (&#26397;&#26085;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Sanpoku (山北町; -machi) is a town located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Awashimaura (&#31903;&#23798;&#28006;&#26449;; -mura) is a village located in Iwafune District, Niigata, Japan. ... Iwafune (&#23721;&#33337;&#37089;; -gun) is a district located in Niigata, Japan. ...

Economy

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

The major industry in Niigata is agriculture. Rice is the principal product, with Niigata ranking 2nd (after Hokkaidō) among the prefectures for total rice output. The area around Uonuma is especially known for its Koshihikari variety of rice, which is widely thought of as the highest quality rice in Japan. For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ...   literally North Sea Circuit, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japans second largest island and the largest of its 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. ... Uonuma (&#39770;&#27836;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ...


Rice-related industries are also very important to the local economy. Niigata prefecture is known throughout Japan for its quality sake, senbei, mochi, and arare. In sake production, Niigata is third in the country after Gunma and Kyoto prefectures. Sake barrels at Itsukushima Shrine. ... Senbei is a Japanese cracker inserted with a note. ... Rice Cake Pounding mochi in an usu Making mochi with a modern piece of equipment Mochi (Japanese: ; Chinese: ) is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape. ... Arare (あられ, pronounced a·ra·re, lit. ... Sake barrels at Itsukushima Shrine. ... Gunma redirects here. ... The Iwashimizu Hachimangu, a Shinto shrine in Yawata. ...


The prefecture is famous as the original home of the ornamental carp known as koi, and the best-quality koi are still considered to come from the farms of Niigata. For other uses, see Carp (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Koi ) (IPA: ), or more specifically nishikigoi ) (IPA: , literally brocaded carp), are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp Cyprinus carpio. ...


The production volume of azaleas and cut lilies grown in Niigata is one of the highest in Japan. Niigata also enjoys increasing volumes of cut flowers and flower bulb production: along with Toyama prefecture, Niigata produces the most tulips in the country. Azaleas are flowering shrubs making up part of the genus Rhododendron. ... Species Lilium bulbiferum - Orange lily Lilium canadense - Canada lily Lilium candidum - Madonna lily Lilium humboldtii - Humboldts lily Lilium lancifolium - Tiger lily and about 100 more species The showy and large flowered plants of the genus Lilium are the true lily plants. ... Toyama Prefecture ) is located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island, Japan. ... This article is about the Tulip bulb plant. ...


Mining and manufacturing

Niigata is a source for crude oil, not often found on the Japanese islands. Relating to this, there is also much production of kerosene heaters (useful in the cold Niigata winters). Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ) or crude oil is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ...


Ginsan on Sado Island was an active gold mine until its closing in 1989. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sado, Niigata. ... Gold mining consists of the processes and techniques employed in the removal of gold from the ground. ...


Metal manufacturing is also prevalent. Sanjo and Tsubame produce 9% of all metal silverware in Japan, by far the most for one area in the country. After Osaka, the two cities also produce the most scissors, kitchen knives, and wrenches. Sanj&#333; (&#19977;&#26465;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Tsubame (燕市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ... Different types of scissors - sewing, kitchen, paper Scissors are a tool used for cutting thin material which requires little force. ... There are a number of different types of Japanese kitchen knives. ... A wrench or spanner is a tool used to turn bolts, nuts or other hard-to-turn items. ...


Niigata supposedly produces the most knitted textile products in the country. However, it has been suggested that some of these are actually from China. Textile manufacturing is one of the oldest of mans technologies. ...


The nuclear power plant with the highest energy output in the world is located in the tiny village of Kariwa. A nuclear power station. ... Kariwa (刈羽村; -mura) is a village located in Kariwa District, Niigata, Japan. ...


Demographics

In 1885, Niigata was the most populous prefecture, beating out even Tokyo and Osaka prefecture. However, according to the 2003 census Niigata ranks as the 14th most populous. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Osaka Prefecture (大阪府 Ōsaka-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ...


Like much of Japan, Niigata shows signs of an aging population, specifically in the more rural areas.


Culture

Food

Niigata is known for the following regional specialities:

Uonuma (&#39770;&#27836;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Koshihikari (コシヒカリ, 越光) is one of the most popular rice brand in Japan. ... For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ... Soy sauce (US) or soya sauce (UK) is a fermented sauce, made from soybeans (soya beans), roasted grain, water and salt, commonly used in Asian cuisine, and in some Western cuisine dishes, especially Worcestershire sauce. ... A typical serving at a Japanese restaurant A katsudon (カツ丼) is a popular Japanese food; it is a bowl of rice topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet, egg, and condiments. ... Soy sauce (US) or soya sauce (UK) is a fermented sauce, made from soybeans (soya beans), roasted grain, water and salt, commonly used in Asian cuisine, and in some Western cuisine dishes, especially Worcestershire sauce. ... Sekihan (&#36196;&#39151;) is the Japanese traditional dish for celebrations. ... Noppe is a traditional stew served throughout Japan. ... For other uses, see Bamboo (disambiguation). ... Dango ) is a Japanese dumpling made from mochiko (rice flour), related to mochi. ... Rice Cake Pounding mochi in an usu Making mochi with a modern piece of equipment Mochi (Japanese: ; Chinese: ) is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape. ... Japanese name Kanji: Korean name Hangul: Red bean paste or Azuki bean paste is a sweet, dark red bean paste originating in China. ... Binomial name L. Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort or Common Wormwood) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia with names containing mugwort. ... For other uses, see Bamboo (disambiguation). ... Brown sugar typical of that bought in Western supermarkets Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses. ... Soba served on a zaru Soba ) is the Japanese word for buckwheat. ... Uonuma (&#39770;&#27836;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Niigata Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Ascophyllum nodosum exposed to the sun in Nova Scotia, Canada Dead Mans Fingers (Codium fragile) off Massachusetts coast For the band, see; Seaweed (band) For the rock musician, see; Seaweed (musician) Seaweeds are any of a large number of marine benthic algae. ... Tsubame (燕市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Sanj&#333; (&#19977;&#26465;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the Japanese noodle dish. ... Tochio (&#26627;&#23614;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Aburage (properly called abura-age = 油揚げ) is a Japanese food product made from soybeans. ... Okara or soy pulp is a white or yellowish pulp consisting of insoluble parts of the soybean which remain in the filter sack when pureed soybeans are filtered in the production of soy milk. ... Species C. carinatum - tricolor daisy C. cinerariifolium - pyrethrum C. coccineum - pyrethum daisy C. coronarium - crown daisy C. frutescens - marguerite C. majus - daisy C. X morifolium - florists           chrysanthemum C. segetum - corndaisy Ref: ITIS 35791 The chrysanthemum, also known as the mum, is a flowering perennial plant of the genus Chrysanthemum... Seasoning is the process of adding flavours, or enhancing natural flavour of any type of food. ... Myōkō (妙高市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan on the border of Nagano Prefecture. ... For other uses, see Chili. ... For other uses, see Flour (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Salt (disambiguation). ... It is a kind of pomelo. ...

Niigata's firsts

J&#333;etsu (&#19978;&#36234;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... A common vineyard. ... Nagaoka (&#38263;&#23713;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... A drive-thru window at a fast food restaurant. ... Niigata (&#26032;&#28511;&#24066;; -shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Species Pyrus calleryana P. pyrifolia et al Pears are trees of the genus Pyrus and the edible fruit of that tree. ... Japan Post ) is a public corporation in Japan offering postal and package delivery services, banking services, and life insurance. ... J&#333;etsu (&#19978;&#36234;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ...

Niigata in film and literature

Snow Country (雪国 Yukiguni) is the first full-length novel by the Nobel Prize-winning Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... Nobel Prize in Literature medal. ... Yasunari Kawabata ); (14 June 1899 - 16 April 1972) was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese to receive the award. ... Yuzawa (&#28271;&#27810;&#30010;; -machi) is an onsen (hot spring) town located in Minamiuonuma District in the mountains of the Chuetsu region of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Blue is a manga by Kiriko Nananan, serialized in 1996 in the alternative manga magazine COMIC Are!, about two high school aged girls Kayako Kirishima and Masami Endo find that their friendship is turning into something more. ... “Original manga” redirects here. ... Niigata (&#26032;&#28511;&#24066;; -shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Whiteout is a 2000 Japanese film about a one-man fight against a terrorist attack at a dam in Japan, starring Yuji Oda (織田裕二) and Nanako Matsushima (松嶋菜々子). It is a Die Hard-style movie made in Japan. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... Look up Action film in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For other uses, see Book (disambiguation). ...

Tourism

Much of the tourism in Niigata centers around the popular winter activities of skiing and going to onsen, especially in the alpine areas of Myōkō and Yuzawa. Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Outdoor pool, Naruko Outdoor Onsen on Nakanoshima island in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture Old onsen in Hakone An private outdoor rotenburo in Gorakadan Guidebook to Hakone from 1811 This rotenburo at Jigokudani Onsen is for Japanese Macaques. ... Myōkō (妙高市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan on the border of Nagano Prefecture. ... Yuzawa can refer to. ...


Sado Island off the west coast of Niigata is also another popular tourist spot. It is easily accessible via ferry from Naoetsu or Niigata City. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sado, Niigata. ...


Prefectural symbols

http://www.pref.niigata.jp/seisaku/kokusai/english/symbol/symbol.html


Notables

Politics and the military

Hachiro Arita (有田八郎, Arita Hachirou, born September 21, 1884, died March 4, 1965) was a Japanese general and political leader who served as the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs three times between; April 12, 1936 - March 2, 1937 October 30, 1938 - August 29, 1939 January 15, 1940 - July 21, 1940 Categories... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sado, Niigata. ... Kita Ikki (北 一輝 Kita Ikki, April 3, 1883 - August 19, 1937) was a Japanese author and intellectual who was executed for his alleged role in the February 26 Incident. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sado, Niigata. ... Isoroku Yamamoto ) (4 April 1884 – 18 April 1943) was a Fleet Admiral (Gensui) and Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II, graduate of Imperial Japanese Naval Academy and an alumnus of U.S. Naval War College and Harvard University (1919–1921). ... The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) (&#22823;&#26085;&#26412;&#24093;&#22283;&#28023;&#36557; Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun or &#26085;&#26412;&#28023;&#36557; Nippon Kaigun) was the navy of Japan before 1945. ... Nagaoka (&#38263;&#23713;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Kakuei Tanaka (田中 角栄 Tanaka Kakuei May 4, 1918–December 16, 1993) was a Japanese politician and the 64th and 65th Prime Minister of Japan from July 7, 1972 to December 22, 1972 and from December 22, 1972 to December 9, 1974 respectively. ... The Prime Minister of Japan (&#20869;&#38307;&#32207;&#29702;&#22823;&#33251; Naikaku s&#333;ri daijin) is the head of government of Japan. ... Kashiwazaki (&#26575;&#23822;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Hisashi Owada (&#23567;&#21644;&#30000; &#24646;) (b. ... ... Shibata (&#26032;&#30330;&#30000;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Makiko Tanaka (田中 真紀子 Tanaka Makiko, born in Nishiyama, Niigata,January 14, 1944) is a Japanese politician, the daughter of former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka. ... Kashiwazaki (&#26575;&#23822;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ...

Arts and culture

A statue of Ryōkan. ... For other uses, see Zen (disambiguation). ... Izumozaki (&#20986;&#38642;&#23822;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Sant&#333; District, Niigata, Japan. ... Inoue Enryo (井上円了; Inoue Enryō, March 18, 1858 - June 6, 1919), founder of Toyo University (東洋大学), was a Japanese educator, philosopher and Buddhist. ... Nagaoka (&#38263;&#23713;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Aizu Yaichi (会津 八一) (August 1, 1881 - November 21, 1956) was a Japanese poet, calligrapher and historian. ... Contemporary Western Calligraphy. ... Niigata (&#26032;&#28511;&#24066;; -shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Hayashi Fubo (林不忘: 1900-1935) was a Japanese novelist and writer. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sado, Niigata. ... Ango Sakaguchi (坂口 安吾 Sakaguchi Ango; 1906 - 1955) was a novelist and essayist. ... Niigata (&#26032;&#28511;&#24066;; -shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Haruo Minami statue Haruo Minami (三波春夫 Minami Haruo, July 19, 1923 - April 14, 2001) was a famous Enka singer in postwar Japan. ... The term enka refers to two different styles of Japanese music. ... Nagaoka (&#38263;&#23713;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Kimio Yanagisawa (柳沢きみお Yanagisawa Kimio) is a Japanese mangaka born on September 26, 1948 in Gosen-shi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... “Original manga” redirects here. ... Gosen (&#20116;&#27849;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Yoshifumi Kondou (March 31, 1950) was a Japanese animator that worked for Studio Ghibli in his last years. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Gosen (&#20116;&#27849;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Shimada Bin (島田 敏, born on November 20, 1954 in Niigata, Japan) is a seiyu who works for Aoni Production. ... Voice Animage, a magazine about all things seiyū. A seiyū, seiyuu or seiyu ) is a Japanese voice actor. ... Niigata (&#26032;&#28511;&#24066;; -shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Kazuyuki Sekiguchi (関口和之 Sekiguchi Kazuyuki; b. ... Southern All Stars ) is a Japanese pop rock band formed in Kanagawa, fronted by lead singer and singer-songwriter Keisuke Kuwata. ... Agano (&#38463;&#36032;&#37326;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... Takahashi is one of the wealthiest women in Japan. ... Niigata (&#26032;&#28511;&#24066;; -shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... T&#333;kamachi (&#21313;&#26085;&#30010;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Makoto Kobayashi (born May 13, 1958) is a manga artist that is best known for his unusual drawing style. ... Niigata (&#26032;&#28511;&#24066;; -shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Self-portrait of Shinzawa. ... Kashiwazaki (&#26575;&#23822;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Ken Watanabe , born October 21, 1959) is a Japanese Oscar-nominated stage, film, and television actor. ... Uonuma (&#39770;&#27836;&#24066;, -shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Yoko Soumi (沢海 陽子 Soumi Yōko, born May 31, 1965) is a seiyū who was born in Niigata. ... Kazuya Tsurumaki (鶴巻 和哉 Tsurumaki Kazuya) is a Japanese anime director. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Gosen (&#20116;&#27849;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Hiroki Yagami (八神ひろき Yagami Hiroki, born July 5, 1967, in Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan) is a mangaka. ... Kashiwazaki (&#26575;&#23822;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Kazuto Nakazawa (中澤一登 Nakazawa Kazuto, born March 4, 1968) is a Japanese character designer and director of numerous anime series and video games. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Takeshi Obata , born February 11, 1969 in Niigata, Niigata) is a Japanese mangaka. ... Niigata (&#26032;&#28511;&#24066;; -shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Etsushi Ogawa (小川悦司 Ogawa Etsushi) is a mangaka born on February 23, 1969 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Rumi Kasahara (笠原 留美 Kasahara Rumi) is a seiyu born at Niigata, Japan on March 3, 1970. ... Itoigawa (&#31992;&#39770;&#24029;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Self Portrait Nobuhiro Watsuki , born May 26, 1970) is a Japanese mangaka, best known for his samurai-themed series Rurouni Kenshin. ... Nagaoka (&#38263;&#23713;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Kiriko Nananan (&#39770;&#21891;&#12461;&#12522;&#12467; Nananan Kiriko) is a mangaka famous for her josei work. ... Tsubame (燕市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Yoko Ishida , born October 7, 1973 in Niigata, Niigata Prefecture) is a Japanese singer, employed under Hyper Voice. ... Niigata (&#26032;&#28511;&#24066;; -shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Daisuke Sakaguchi (阪口 大助 Sakaguchi Daisuke, born October 11, 1973) is a seiyū who was born in Kashiwazaki, Niigata. ... Kashiwazaki (&#26575;&#23822;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Hitomi Nabatame , born August 4, 1976 in Sado, Niigata Prefecture and grew up in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese seiyū. She is affiliated with Ken Production. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sado, Niigata. ... Ayana Sasagawa is a female seiyuu who was born in Niigata, Japan. ... Ogawa Makoto Ogawa Makoto is a fifth generation member of Morning Musume. ... Koharu Kusumi Koharu Kusumi ), born July 15, 1992 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan) is the newest addition to Morning Musume, being the only 7th generation Morning Musume member (the last generation to only have 1 member was the third generation member Maki Goto). ... J-pop (or Jpop) is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... It has been suggested that Members of Morning Musume be merged into this article or section. ... Kashiwazaki (&#26575;&#23822;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Nagaoka (&#38263;&#23713;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ...

Sports

Shohei Baba (1938&#8211;1999) was a professional wrestler and co-founder of All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Puroresu is an abbreviated term of purofesshonaru resuringu (プロフェッショナル・レスリング[Western-style] professional wrestling in Japanese). ... Sanj&#333; (&#19977;&#26465;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ... Sawao Kato (&#21152;&#34276; &#27810;&#30007; Kat&#333; Sawao, born October 11, 1946) is a Japanese gymnast and one of the most successful athletes of all time at the Olympic Games. ... Masashi Ozawa ), born March 6, 1947 in Tsubame, Niigata, Japan, is a former professional wrestler. ... Tsubame (燕市; -shi) is a city located in Niigata, Japan. ...

Professional sports clubs

Albirex Niigata ) is a Japanese J. League football team. ... The J. League (in Japanese: J&#12522;&#12540;&#12464;, Officially &#26085;&#26412;&#12503;&#12525;&#12469;&#12483;&#12459;&#12540;&#12522;&#12540;&#12464;) is the top professional football league in Japan. ... Niigata Albirex BB , The formal nomenclature is Niigata Albirex baskettoborl) is a Japanesebj league basketball team. ...

External links

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References

Shadow picture of Niigata Prefecture Niigata Prefecture
Cities
Agano | Gosen | Itoigawa | Jōetsu | Kamo | Kashiwazaki | Minamiuonuma | Mitsuke | Murakami | Myōkō | Nagaoka | Niigata (capital) | Ojiya | Sado | Sanjō | Shibata | Tainai | Tōkamachi | Tsubame | Uonuma
Districts
Higashikanbara | Iwafune | Kariwa | Kitakanbara | Kitauonuma | Minamikanbara | Minamiuonuma | Nakauonuma | Nishikanbara | Santō
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 37°37′N, 138°52′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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