Shibata, Niigata

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Shibata
新発田市
City
Shibata Castle
Shibata Castle
Flag of Shibata
Flag
Location of Shibata in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Shibata in Niigata Prefecture
Shibata is located in Japan
Shibata
Shibata
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°57′3.1″N 139°19′40.4″E / 37.950861°N 139.327889°E / 37.950861; 139.327889Coordinates: 37°57′3.1″N 139°19′40.4″E / 37.950861°N 139.327889°E / 37.950861; 139.327889
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Niigata Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kaoru Nikaido (since December 2010)
Area
 • Total 532.82 km2 (205.72 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2012)
 • Total 102,343
 • Density 192.08/km2 (497.5/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Iris
Address 4-10-4, Chūōchō, Shibata-shi, Niigata-ken
957-8686
Phone number 0254-22-3101
Website www.city.shibata.niigata.jp

Shibata (新発田市 Shibata-shi?) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on January 1, 1947.[citation needed]

As of October 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 102,343, with 35,061 households and a population density of 192.08 persons per km². The total area is 532.82 km².

The ruins of Shibata castle are the main visitor attraction and provide the backdrop to the spring cherry blossom viewing parties. Also of note is the Shimizuen garden and Ijimino park.

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