Kitakanbara District, Niigata

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Kitakanbara (北蒲原郡 Kitakanbara-gun?) is a district located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As of April 1, 2005, the district has an estimated population of 13,528. The total area is 37.99 km².

Towns and villages[edit]

On September 1, 2005 - the town of Nakajō and the village of Kurokawa merged to form the city of Tainai.

History[edit]

  • On January 1, 1947 - the town of Shibata became a city. After it gained city status, Shibata and Niigata merged to form the city known as Shibata. The surrounding areas and the district continued to lose more areas.
  • On November 1, 1970 - the town of Toyosaka (part of Niigata as of March 21, 2005) gained city status.
  • On July 7, 2003 - the town of Toyoura merged into the city of Shibata.
  • On April 1, 2004 - the towns of Suibara and Yasuda, and the villages of Kyogase and Sasakami merged to create the city of Agano.
  • On May 1, 2005 - the town of Shiunji and the village of Kajikawa were also merged into the city of Shibata.
  • On September 1, 2005 - the town of Nakajō and the village of Kurokawa merged to form the city of Tainai; which left Seirō as the only town in Kitakanbara District.

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Coordinates: 37°58′52″N 139°15′50″E / 37.9810°N 139.264°E / 37.9810; 139.264