Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Niigata City

Head of City Government

Mr. Yaichi Nakahara, Mayor
Assumed mayoralty of Niigata City (first term) in November 2018

Location

Seal



Area

726.45 km2(as of October 2017)

Population

794,674 (as of April 2018)
Men: 382,586 Women: 412,088

GDP

Nominal:  JPY 3.1524 trillion (FY2014)

Upper tier

Niigata Prefecture

Geographical features

Capital of Niigata Prefecture. Niigata City became the first government-designated city at the Sea of Japan side of the Isle of Honshu on April 1, 2007. The city is found where the Shinano River and Agano River empty into the Sea of Japan. The landscape consists of glades, coastal dunes, and numerous lagoons.

Main industries

Food processing; chemical engineering; pulp, paper and paper products

Symbols

City tree: Weeping willow
City flower: Tulip
City bird: Swan

Number of visitors

otal: 18,604,950 (2016)

Official website

http://www.city.niigata.lg.jp/


Sources:Information provided by Niigata City (including the official website); Official website of Niigata Prefecture; Official website of Geospatial Information Authority of Japan; “2014 Industrial Statistics ‘Municipality Data,’” Research & Statistics Dept., Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry; “Niigata Prefecture’s Tourism Statistics.

(As of May, 2018)