Nishi-ku, Niigata

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Nishi-ku
西区
Nishi Ward
Sakata Lagoon
Sakata Lagoon
Location of Nishi-ku in Niigata City
Location of Nishi-ku in Niigata City
Nishi-ku is located in Japan
Nishi-ku
Nishi-ku
 
Coordinates: 37°52′26.7″N 138°58′17.8″E / 37.874083°N 138.971611°E / 37.874083; 138.971611
CountryJapan
RegionKōshin'etsu, Hokuriku (Chūbu)
PrefectureNiigata
CityNiigata
Area
 • Total94.09 km2 (36.33 sq mi)
Population
 (September 1, 2018)
 • Total161,884
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Address3-14-41 Terao-Higashi, Nishi-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata 950-2097
Phone number025-268-1000
WebsiteOfficial website
Nishi Ward Office annex

Nishi-ku (西区, Nishi-ku) is one of the eight wards of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 September 2016, the ward had an estimated population of 161,884 in 68,119 households [1] and a population density of 1700 persons per km². The total area of the ward was 94.09 square kilometres (36.33 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Nishi-ku is located in a central Niigata city, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north. The Shinano River flow through the ward.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Nishi-ku was part of ancient Echigo Province. The village of Kurosaki (黒埼) was founded on November 1, 1901 by the merger of five villages, and was raised to town status on February 1, 1973. It was annexed by Niigata city on January 1, 2001. The villages of Uchino (内野), Akatsuka (赤塚) and Nakanokoya (中野小屋) were also established on November 1, 1901. Uchino was raised to town status on October 1, 1928 and was annexed by Niigata city on January 11, 1960. Niigata annexed Akatsuka and Nakanokoya on June 1, 1961. Niigata became a government-designated city on April 1, 2007 and was divided into wards, with the new Nishi Ward consisting of the former towns of Kurosaki and Uchino, and villages of Akatsuka and Nakanokoya.

Education[edit]

Universities and colleges[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

Nishi-ku has eight public middle schools operated by the Niigata city government. The ward has three public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education, one private high school and one private combined middle/high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

JR logo (east).svg JR East - Echigo Line

Transit bus[edit]

  • Transit bus operated by Niigata Kotsu[2]
    • BRT "Bandai-bashi Line"
    • C2 / C3[3]
    • W1 / W2 / W3 / W4 / W5 / W6 / W7 / W8[4]

Water Shuttle[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Aerial video of Kurosaki Festival Fireworks

Places[edit]

Events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niigata city official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ 運行便別時刻表 [Bus Lines and Timetables (2016.3- )] (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  3. ^ 路線図(中心部) [Bus Map for Central Niigata (2016.3- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. ^ 路線図(西方面) [Bus Map for West Niigata (2016.3- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 April 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nishi-ku, Niigata at Wikimedia Commons