Kitakanbara District, Niigata
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Towns and villages
- On January 1, 1947 - the town of Shibata became a city. After it gained city status, Shibata and Niigata merged to form the city known as Shibata. The surrounding areas and the district continued to lose more areas.
- On November 1, 1970 - the town of Toyosaka (part of Niigata as of March 21, 2005) gained city status.
- On July 7, 2003 - the town of Toyoura merged into the city of Shibata.
- On April 1, 2004 - the towns of Suibara and Yasuda, and the villages of Kyogase and Sasakami merged to create the city of Agano.
- On May 1, 2005 - the town of Shiunji and the village of Kajikawa were also merged into the city of Shibata.
- On September 1, 2005 - the town of Nakajō and the village of Kurokawa merged to form the city of Tainai; which left Seirō as the only town in Kitakanbara District.