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Prefecture of Niigata, Japan

Location of prefecture of Niigata on a map

Niigata is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 2,475,724 people, it is the 14th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Niigata gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Niigata is lead by Hirohiko Izumidaand is based in the prefecture capital of Niigata (Population: 505,272).

The most populous cities in Niigata are: Niigata-shi (Population: 505,272), Joetsu (Population: 204,137), Nagaoka (Population: 195,318), Kashiwazaki (Population: 86,183), Sanjo (Population: 82,893).

Niigata Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_15
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Niigata-shi (Population: 505,272)
Head of Government Hirohiko Izumida
Total Population 2,475,724
Total Area 12,582 sq km (4,858 sq miles)
Population Density 196.8 sq km (509.6 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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