Kashiwazaki, Niigata

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Flag of Kashiwazaki
Location of Kashiwazaki in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Kashiwazaki in Niigata Prefecture
Kashiwazaki is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°22′N 138°34′E / 37.367°N 138.567°E / 37.367; 138.567Coordinates: 37°22′N 138°34′E / 37.367°N 138.567°E / 37.367; 138.567
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Niigata Prefecture
 • Mayor Hiroshi Aida
 • Total 442.70 km2 (170.93 sq mi)
Population (May 2008)
 • Total 92,947
 • Density 210/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Goldband lily
Address 5-50, Chūōchō, Kashiwazaki-shi, Niigata-ken
Phone number 0257-23-5111
Website Kashiwazaki City

Kashiwazaki (柏崎市 Kashiwazaki-shi?) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 1, 2008, the city has an estimated population of 92,947 and a population density of 210 persons per km². The total area is 442.70 km².

Kashiwazaki is host to many cultural events every year, including the Kaze no Jin festival in May, En Ma Ichi in June, DonGALA in July, and Gion, also in July.

The City is also home to the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, the largest nuclear generating station in the world by net electrical power rating.

Municipal timeline[edit]

The city was founded on 1 July 1940. (It was the fifth city ever created within Niigata Prefecture).

Economy and Industries[edit]

Bourbon, which is one of the most famous confectionery companies in Japan, is headquartered in Kashiwazaki.[1]

2007 earthquake[edit]

On July 16, 2007, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off the coast of Kashiwazaki, killing 11,[2] and injuring more than 700, causing massive power outages, a tsunami warning, and other disasters. The quake forced the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant to shut down for 10 months as of May 2008.[3][4] See also: Effects of the Chūetsu offshore earthquake on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant


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