Tainai City Hall
Location of Tainai in Niigata
|Region||Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)|
|• Total||264.89 km2 (102.27 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2016)|
|• Density||113/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Cornus kousa; Pine|
|• Bird||Crested kingfisher|
|Address||2-10 Shinwa, Tainai-shi, Niigata-ken 959-2693|
Tainai (胎内市 Tainai-shi) is a city located in northern Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 29,992 and a population density of 113 persons per km2. Its total area was 264.89 square kilometres (102.27 sq mi).
Tainai is located in northern Niigata Prefecture, bordered by Yamagata Prefecture to the east and the Sea of Japan to the west. The Tainai River flows through the city.
The area of present-day Tainai was part of ancient Echigo Province. The modern city of Tainai was established on September 1, 2005, from the merger of the town of Nakajō, and the village of Kurokawa (both from Kitakanbara District).
The economy of Tainai is primarily agricultural. Hydroelectric power generation also provides significant income to the local economy.
Tainai has six public elementary schools and four public middle schools. There are two public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education.
- Nihonkai-Tōhoku Expressway
- Japan National Route 7
- Japan National Route 113
- Japan National Route 290
- Japan National Route 345
Sister city relations
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
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