Akiha-ku, Niigata

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Akiha-ku
秋葉区
Ward
Akiha Ward
Niitsu Raiilway Museum
Niitsu Raiilway Museum
Location of Akiha-ku in Niigata City
Location of Akiha-ku in Niigata City
Akiha-ku is located in Japan
Akiha-ku
Akiha-ku
 
Coordinates: 37°47′18.6″N 139°6′52″E / 37.788500°N 139.11444°E / 37.788500; 139.11444
Country Japan
Region Kōshin'etsu, Hokuriku (Chūbu)
Prefecture Niigata
City Niigata
Area
 • Total 95.38 km2 (36.83 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2016)
 • Total 76,652
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 2009 Hodojima, Akiha-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 956-8601
Phone number 0250-23-1000
Website www.city.niigata.lg.jp/akiha/
Akiha Ward Office

Akiha-ku (秋葉区 Akiha-ku?) is one of the eight wards of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the ward had an estimated population of 76,652 and a population density of 804 persons per km². Its total area was 95.38 square kilometres (36.83 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Akiha-ku is located in an inland region of north-central Niigata Prefecture. Both the Agano River and the Shinano River flow through the ward.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Akiha-ku was part of ancient Echigo Province. The modern towns of Niitsu and Kosudo were established on April 1, 1889 within Nakakanbara District with the establishment of the municipalities system. Niitsu was raised to city status on January 1, 1951. The city of Niigata annexed Niitsu and Kosudo on March 21, 2005. Niigata became a government-designated city on April 1, 2007 and was divided into wards, with the new Akiha Ward consisting of the former city of Niitsu and former town of Kosudo.

Education[edit]

University[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Akiha-ku has 13 public elementary schools and six public middle schools. The ward has three public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highways[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Akiha-ku, Niigata at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°47′19″N 139°6′52″E / 37.78861°N 139.11444°E / 37.78861; 139.11444