Mitsuke, Niigata

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Mitsuke
見附市
City
Mitsuke City Hall
Mitsuke City Hall
Flag of Mitsuke
Flag
Official seal of Mitsuke
Seal
Location of Mitsuke in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Mitsuke in Niigata Prefecture
Mitsuke is located in Japan
Mitsuke
Mitsuke
 
Coordinates: 37°31′53.7″N 138°54′45.9″E / 37.531583°N 138.912750°E / 37.531583; 138.912750Coordinates: 37°31′53.7″N 138°54′45.9″E / 37.531583°N 138.912750°E / 37.531583; 138.912750
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Niigata Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Tokio Kusumi
Area
 • Total 77.91 km2 (30.08 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 40,467
 • Density 519/km2 (1,340/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus mume
Phone number 0258-62-1700
Address 2-1-1, Showa-cho, Mitsuke-shi, Niigata-ken
954-8686
Website Official website

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, 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.

Geography[edit]

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.)

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

Mitsuke has eight public elementary schools and four public middle schools. There are two public high schools, and also one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

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