Niigata, Niigata facts for kids
|新潟市 · City of Niigata|
Location of Niigata in Niigata
|• Total||726.09 km2 (280.34 sq mi)|
|Population (January 31, 2012)|
|• Density||1,107.57/km2 (2,868.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||1-602-1 Gakkōchō-dōri, Chūō-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken
Niigata (新潟市 Niigata-shi) is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture in Japan. The port city is on the island of Sea of Japan. The city has the mouth of Shinano River which is the longest river in Japan.
Niigata has eight neighborhoods or wards (ku).
- 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)
On April 1, 2007 Niigata City became the largest Nihonkai coast city as a government-designated city.
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