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).
Niigata Prefecture - Quick Facts
|Year of Establishment||1868|
|Capital||Niigata-shi (Population: 505,272)|
|Head of Government||Hirohiko Izumida|
|Total Area||12,582 sq km (4,858 sq miles)|
|Population Density||196.8 sq km (509.6 sq miles)|