Minamikanbara District, Niigata

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

When the district was formed back in the Meiji Period, the district covered the cities of Sanjō and Mitsuke, the town of Tagami, and parts of Kamo and the northern part of Nagaoka.

As of 2005, the district had an estimated population of 13,502. The total area was 31.77 km².

The district has only one town.


  • Sanjō (part of the new city of Sanjō) was once part of Minamikanbara District until January 1, 1934 when Sanjō gained city status.
  • On 1954, the cities of Mitsuke and Kamo were formed by merging the surrounding areas, including the former respective towns of Mitsuke and Kamo.
  • On April 1, 2005 the town of Nakanoshima merged into the city of Nagaoka.
  • On May 1, 2005 the town of Sakae, and the village of Shitada merged with the city of Sanjō to create a new city of Sanjō; leaving Higashikanbara District with the town of Tagami.

Coordinates: 37°42′05″N 139°04′08″E / 37.7015°N 139.069°E / 37.7015; 139.069