Tsubame City Hall
Location of Tsubame in Niigata Prefecture
|Region||Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)|
|• Mayor||Tsutomu Suzuki (since April 2010)|
|• Total||110.96 km2 (42.84 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2016)|
|• Density||716/km2 (1,850/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Flower||Salvia, Chrysanthemum, Verbena|
|Address||1-1 Yoshida-Hinode-cho, Tsubame-shi, Niigata-ken 959-0295|
Tsubame (燕市 Tsubame-shi?) is a city located in north-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 79,458 and a population density of 716 persons per km². Its total area was 110.96 square kilometres (42.84 sq mi).
Tsubame is located in the coastal plains of central Niigata Prefecture, but does not have a coastline on the Sea of Japan.
The area of present-day Tsubame was part of ancient Echigo Province. The town of Tsubame was established on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. It was raised to city status on March 31, 1954 by merging with the neighbouring villages of Koike, Konakagawa and Matsunaga. On March 20, 2006 Tsubame absorbed the towns of Bunsui and Yoshida (both from Nishikanbara District).
Tsubame has 15 public elementary schools and five public middle schools. There are three public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education, and also one special education school.
- JR East
- Mount Kugami / Kokujo Temple
- Oiran Dochu Courtesan Procession (in April)
- Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States-since January 11, 1996
- Dundee, Michigan and Tsubame have an exchange program through their local middle school.