|— City —|
|• Mayor||Hiramasa Ōtaki|
|• Total||1,174.24 km2 (453.38 sq mi)|
|Population (April 1, 2011)|
|• Density||57.43/km2 (148.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Fagus crenata|
|- Flower||Rosa rugosa|
|- Bird||Spizaetus nipalensis|
|Address||1-1, Sannochō, Murakami-shi, Niigata-ken
After the merger, as of April 1, 2011, the new city has an estimated population of 67,442 and the population density of 57.43 persons per km². The total area is 1,174.24 km².
The city was founded on March 31, 1954.
Famous products of Murakami are tea (Murakami is the northernmost tea-growing spot in Japan), salmon, and Murakami beef. The city is also a tourist spot because of famous Senami Onsen and as a jumping off point to Awashima Island.
Murakami Taisai, a traditional regional festival held downtown area on July 6 and 7, every year, since 1868.
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