Tagami, Niigata

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Tagami
田上町
Town
Tagami town hall
Tagami town hall
Flag of Tagami
Flag
Official seal of Tagami
Seal
Location of Tagami in Niigata
Location of Tagami in Niigata
Tagami is located in Japan
Tagami
Tagami
 
Coordinates: 37°41′55.6″N 139°3′28.7″E / 37.698778°N 139.057972°E / 37.698778; 139.057972Coordinates: 37°41′55.6″N 139°3′28.7″E / 37.698778°N 139.057972°E / 37.698778; 139.057972
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture NIigata
District Minamikanbara
Area
 • Total 31.71 km2 (12.24 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 12,041
 • Density 380/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Sakura
• Flower Hydrangea macrophylla
Phone number 0256-57-6222
Address 3070 Haranosaki Shinden, Tagami-cho, Minamikambara-gun, Niigata-ken 959-1503
Website www.town.tagami.niigata.jp

Tagami (田上町?, Tagami-machi) is a town located in Minamikanbara District, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the town had an estimated population of 12,041 and a population density of 380 persons per km². Its total area was 31.71 square kilometres (12.24 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Tagami is located in central Niigata Prefecture, bordered by the city of Niigata to the north. The Shinano River flows through the town.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Tagami was part of ancient Echigo Province. The village of Tagami was established on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. Its as raised to town status on August 1, 1973.

Economy[edit]

The local economy is dominated by agriculture, notably rice production. However, the town is increasingly becoming a bedroom community for neighbouring Niigata city.

Education[edit]

Tagami has two public elementary schools and one public middle school. There is no high school within town limits; however, the Niigata Chuoh Junior College is located in Tagami.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

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