Sanjō, Niigata

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Sanjō
三条市
City
Flag of Sanjō
Flag
Location of Sanjō in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Sanjō in Niigata Prefecture
Sanjō is located in Japan
Sanjō
Sanjō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°38′N 138°58′E / 37.633°N 138.967°E / 37.633; 138.967Coordinates: 37°38′N 138°58′E / 37.633°N 138.967°E / 37.633; 138.967
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Niigata Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Isato Kunisada
Area
 • Total 431.01 km2 (166.41 sq mi)
Population (March 2006)
 • Total 107,510
 • Density 249.43/km2 (646.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese White Pine, Taxus cuspidata
- Flower Liliaceae, Iris ensata, Sunflower
- Bird Chicken (Shiba jidori)
Address 2-3-1 Asahi-chō, Sanjō-shi, Niigata-ken
955-8686
Phone number 0256-34-5511
Website www.city.sanjo.niigata.jp

Sanjō (三条市 Sanjō-shi?) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 2006, the city has an estimated population of 107,510, with 33,302 households and a population density of 249.43 persons per km². The total area is 431.01 km².

Geography[edit]

Sanjō is located in the center of Niigata Prefecture. It is about 2 hours from Tokyo via the Jōetsu Shinkansen or 4 hours on the Kan-Etsu Expressway and Hokuriku Expressway. The Shinano River flows through the west of it from south to north.

Adjoining municipalities[edit]

From the north, following Sanjō's border counterclockwise:

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The city is served by Tsubame-Sanjō Station on the Jōetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo to Niigata.

History[edit]

  • 1828
    • December 18 - An earthquake struck the town of Sanjō.
  • 1889
    • April 1 - The town of Sanjō and 30 villages were established.
  • 1934
    • January 1 - The city of Sanjō was founded.
  • 1963
    • January - A record-breaking heavy snowfall hits Sanjō.
  • 1982
  • 2004
    • July 12 & July 13 - Heavy rain causes extensive flooding in Sanjō.
  • 2005

Sister cities[edit]

Notable people from Sanjō[edit]

Business headquartered in Sanjō[edit]

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