Mitsuke City Hall
Location of Mitsuke in Niigata Prefecture
|Region||Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)|
|• Mayor||Tokio Kusumi|
|• Total||77.91 km2 (30.08 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||519/km2 (1,340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Prunus mume|
|Address||2-1-1, Showa-cho, Mitsuke-shi, Niigata-ken
Mitsuke (見附市 Mitsuke-shi) is a city located in central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 40,467 and a population density of 519 persons per km². Its total area was 77.01 square kilometres (29.73 sq mi). The area of Mitsuke city is the smallest in Niigata Prefecture.
Mitsuke is located in an inland region near the geographical centre of Niigata Prefecture, it has a monument called the "Navel of Niigata" (新潟のへそ Niigata no heso.)
The area of present-day Mitsuke was part of ancient Echigo Province. The town of Mitsuke was established on April 1, 1887 with the creation of the municipalities system within Minamikanbara District, Niigata. It was raised to city status on March 31, 1954.
Mitsuke has eight public elementary schools and four public middle schools. There are two public high schools, and also one special education school.
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- Mitsuke City official website (in Japanese)