Nishikanbara District, Niigata

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Nishikanbara (西蒲原郡 Nishikanbara-gun?) is a district located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 20, 2006, the district has an estimated population of 8,537. The total area is 25.22 km².

Towns and villages[edit]

On March 20, 2006, the towns of Bunsui and Yoshida merged with the former city of Tsubame. With this merger, the only village remaining in Nishikambara District is:

History[edit]

  • After the town of Sekiya merged with the city of Niigata, back in 1889 in order to gain city status, the district continues to reduce in size by merging with surrounding areas.
  • On March 31, 1954, the town of Tsubame merged with three villages to gain city status.
  • On January 1, 2001, the city of Niigata absorbed the town of Kurosaki.
  • On March 21, 2005, the city of Niigata absorbed the town of Nishikawa and the villages of Ajikata, Iwamuro, Katahigashi, Nakanokuchi, and Tsukigata.
  • On October 10, 2005, the city of Niigata absorbed the town of Maki (former seat of this district).
  • On March 20, 2006, the towns of Bunsui and Yoshida merged into the city of Tsubame.

Coordinates: 37°41′38″N 138°50′10″E / 37.6939°N 138.836°E / 37.6939; 138.836