Nishikan-ku, Niigata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nishikan
西蒲区
Nishikan Ward
Haza Tree in Nishikan-ku
Haza Tree in Nishikan-ku
Location of Nishikan-ku in Niigata City
Location of Nishikan-ku in Niigata City
Nishikan is located in Japan
Nishikan
Nishikan
 
Coordinates: 37°45′37.8″N 138°53′21.6″E / 37.760500°N 138.889333°E / 37.760500; 138.889333
CountryJapan
RegionKōshin'etsu, Hokuriku (Chūbu)
PrefectureNiigata
CityNiigata
Area
 • Total176.55 km2 (68.17 sq mi)
Population
 (September 1, 2016)
 • Total55,963
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Address2690-1 Maki-kō, Nishikan-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata 953-8666
Phone number0256-73-1000
ClimateCfa
WebsiteOfficial website
Nishikan Ward Office

Nishikan-ku (西蒲区, Nishikan-ku) is one of the eight wards of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the ward had an estimated population of 55,963 in 20,369 households [1] and a population density of 320 persons per km². The total area of the ward was 176.55 square kilometres (68.17 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Nishikan-ku is located in southwestern Niigata City, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west. Mount Yahiko is on the border of Nishikan-ku with the neighbouring city of Nagaoka.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nishikan-ku[a] (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1978−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.8
(58.6)
21.6
(70.9)
23.2
(73.8)
29.2
(84.6)
32.2
(90.0)
33.2
(91.8)
36.9
(98.4)
38.9
(102.0)
38.6
(101.5)
32.4
(90.3)
24.8
(76.6)
18.9
(66.0)
38.9
(102.0)
Average high °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
5.9
(42.6)
9.9
(49.8)
16.0
(60.8)
21.4
(70.5)
24.8
(76.6)
28.3
(82.9)
30.2
(86.4)
26.4
(79.5)
20.4
(68.7)
14.2
(57.6)
8.2
(46.8)
17.6
(63.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.1
(35.8)
2.2
(36.0)
5.3
(41.5)
10.7
(51.3)
16.4
(61.5)
20.4
(68.7)
24.3
(75.7)
25.6
(78.1)
21.6
(70.9)
15.6
(60.1)
9.7
(49.5)
4.6
(40.3)
13.2
(55.8)
Average low °C (°F) −0.7
(30.7)
−1.1
(30.0)
1.0
(33.8)
5.6
(42.1)
12.1
(53.8)
16.8
(62.2)
21.0
(69.8)
21.9
(71.4)
17.7
(63.9)
11.2
(52.2)
5.6
(42.1)
1.4
(34.5)
9.4
(48.9)
Record low °C (°F) −13.1
(8.4)
−12.0
(10.4)
−7.5
(18.5)
−3.2
(26.2)
4.0
(39.2)
8.8
(47.8)
13.4
(56.1)
12.7
(54.9)
7.1
(44.8)
1.8
(35.2)
−5.4
(22.3)
−12.2
(10.0)
−13.1
(8.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 165.2
(6.50)
99.8
(3.93)
99.9
(3.93)
90.9
(3.58)
85.2
(3.35)
117.0
(4.61)
213.3
(8.40)
154.2
(6.07)
130.4
(5.13)
136.1
(5.36)
190.2
(7.49)
222.8
(8.77)
1,704.1
(67.09)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 20.1 16.2 15.9 11.8 10.3 9.9 12.5 10.1 11.7 13.6 17.5 20.6 170.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 47.9 71.2 129.9 171.5 195.0 174.9 157.8 182.4 139.1 126.0 85.4 49.6 1,530.7
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[2][3]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Nishikan-ku was part of ancient Echigo Province. The town of Sone and the village of Iwamuro were established on April 1, 1889 within Nakakanbara District, Niigata with the establishment of the municipalities system. The town of Maki was created on April 10, 1891 by the merger of 14 hamlets, and expanded on January 1, 1955 by annexing five neighbouring villages. The town of Nishikawa was founded on January 1, 1955 by the merger of Sone with the village of Masugata. The city of Niigata annexed the towns of Maki and Masugata and the villages of Iwamuro, Katahigashi and Nakanokuchi on March 21, 2005. Niigata became a government-designated city on April 1, 2007 and was divided into wards, with the new Nishikan Ward consisting of these areas.

Education[edit]

Nishikan-ku has 13 public elementary schools and six public middle schools operated by the Niigata city government. The ward has three public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education. The prefecture also operates two special education schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

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

Highways[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

View from Mount Kakuda (center: Uwasekigata Lagoon Park)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niigata city official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved March 23, 2022.
  3. ^ 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved March 23, 2022.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ location in former Maki town

External links[edit]

Media related to Nishikan-ku, Niigata at Wikimedia Commons