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is one of the eight wards
A is a subdivision of one of the cities of Japan that is large enough to have been designated by government ordinance. Wards are used to subdivide each city designated by government ordinance...
of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshū on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata. The name "Niigata" literally means "new lagoon".- History :...
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...
. The ward was created on April 1, 2007 when Niigata became a government-designated city. It is composed of the former city of Shirone
was a city located in Niigata, Japan.As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 39,966 and density of 518.63 persons per km². The total area was 77.06 km².The city was founded on June 1, 1959...
and the former villages of Ajikata
Ajikata was a village located in Nishikanbara District, Niigata, Japan.As of 2005, the village had an estimated population of 4,506 and a density of 312.05 persons per km²...
Tsukigata was a village located in Nishikanbara District, Niigata, Japan.On March 21, 2005 Tsukigata, along with the towns of Kameda, Kosudo and Yokogoshi, all from Nakakanbara District, the town of Nishikawa, the villages of Ajikata, Iwamuro, Katahigashi and Nakanokuchi, all from Nishikanbara...