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Nishikubiki District, Niigata

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Nishikubiki (西頸城郡, Nishikubiki-gun) was a district located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

The district was founded in 1878, when the former Kubiki District split into Higashikubiki District, Nakakubiki District, and Nishikubiki District. At the time of founding, the district covered the city of Itoigawa and the Nadachi section of the city of Jōetsu. The district seat was located at the town of Itoigawa (now the city of Itoigawa).

As of 2003, the district has an estimated population of 23,292 and a density of 67.40 persons per km². The total area is 345.56 km².

History

  • On April 1, 1954 - 9 towns and villages were merged to create the city of Itoigawa.
  • On January 1, 2005 - the town of Nadachi, along with the town of Yasuzuka, the villages of Maki, Ōshima and Uragawara (all from Higashikubiki District), the towns of Itakura, Kakizaki, Ōgata and Yoshikawa, and the villages of Kiyosato, Kubiki, Nakagō and Sanwa (all from Nakakubiki District), was merged into the expanded city of Jōetsu.
  • On March 19, 2005 - the towns of Nō and Ōmi were merged into the expanded city of Itoigawa. Nishikubiki District was dissolved as a result of this merger.
  • References

    Nishikubiki District, Niigata Wikipedia


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