Niigata Prefecture Municipalities

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Municipalities of Niigata.

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by Philbert Ono

As of March 31, 2006, Niigata has 20 cities (-shi; 市), 9 towns (-cho; 町), and 6 villages (-mura; 村).

Cities

The major cities are Niigata city (capital), Joetsu, Kashiwazaki, Nagaoka, and Sado. *Asterisked sites are in English.

  • Agano () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Gosen () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Itoigawa () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Joetsu () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Kamo () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Kashiwazaki () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Minamiuonuma () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Mitsuke () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Murakami () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Myoko (former Arai)
  • Nagaoka () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Niigata city () - Prefectural capital. Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Ojiya () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Sado () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Sanjo () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Shibata () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Tainai () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Tokamachi () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Tsubame () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Uonuma () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]

Towns and Villages

Towns (-cho; 町) and villages (-mura; 村) are grouped into non-administrative counties (-gun; 郡). *Asterisked sites are in English.

Municipal Mergers

On Dec. 31, 2000, Niigata had 20 cities (-shi; 市), 57 towns (-machi; 町), and 35 villages (-mura; 村). By March 31, 2006, this changed to 20 cities, 9 towns, and 6 villages. Heisei Municipal Mergers between April 1, 1999 and March 31, 2006 are as follows:

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