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Sekikawa village hall
Location of Sekikawa in Niigata
|Region||Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)|
|• Total||299.61 km2 (115.68 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2016)|
|• Density||19.2/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||912 Shimonoseki, Sekikawa-mura, Iwafune-gun, Niigata-ken 959-3265|
Sekikawa (関川村? Sekikawa-mura) is a village located in Iwafune District, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016[update], the village had an estimated population of 5,743 and a population density of 19.2 persons per km². Its total area was 299.61 square kilometres (115.68 sq mi).
Sekikawa is located in mountainous northeastern Niigata Prefecture, bordered by Yamagata Prefecture to the east.
The area of present-day Sekikawa was part of ancient Echigo Province. The modern village of Sekigawa was established on August 1, 1954.
The local economy is dominated by agriculture
Sekikawa has one public elementary school and one public middle school. The village does not have a high school.
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