Tsubame, Niigata

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Tsubame
燕市
City
Tsubame City Hall
Tsubame City Hall
Flag of Tsubame
Flag
Official seal of Tsubame
Seal
Location of Tsubame in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Tsubame in Niigata Prefecture
Tsubame is located in Japan
Tsubame
Tsubame
 
Coordinates: 37°40′23.1″N 138°52′56″E / 37.673083°N 138.88222°E / 37.673083; 138.88222Coordinates: 37°40′23.1″N 138°52′56″E / 37.673083°N 138.88222°E / 37.673083; 138.88222
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture NIigata
Government
 • Mayor Tsutomu Suzuki (since April 2010)
Area
 • Total 110.96 km2 (42.84 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 79,548
 • Density 716/km2 (1,850/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Sakura
• Flower Salvia, Chrysanthemum, Verbena
Phone number 0256-92-1111
Address 1-1 Yoshida-Hinode-cho, Tsubame-shi, Niigata-ken 959-0295
Website www.city.tsubame.niigata.jp

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, 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).

Geography[edit]

Tsubame is located in the coastal plains of central Niigata Prefecture, but does not have a coastline on the Sea of Japan.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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).

Education[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Note: Although the nearest stop on the Jōetsu Shinkansen is called Tsubame-Sanjō Station, the station is physically located in the city of Sanjō and not in Tsubame.

Highway[edit]

Sightseeing[edit]

Places[edit]

  • Mount Kugami / Kokujo Temple

Events[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Noted People from Tsubame[edit]

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