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Niigata (jap.: 新潟市; - ski) or Nīgata is the capital of the prefecture of the same name Niigata on Honshū, the Hauptinsel of Japan. Niigata is because of the delta of the ski nano - river, and is one of the largest ports at the coast to the Japanese sea.
Niigata has approximately 780,000 inhabitants and is appropriate for 200 km north of Tōkyō.
The region is an oil - and natural gas - assisted area, therefore there are here also oil refineries. Besides the paper, food industry, as well as machine and shipbuilding plays an important economical role.
1949 were created the Niigata - university. In the year 1964 Niigata was destroyed by an earthquake in large parts. Parts of the soccer world championship 2002 were delivered in Nīgata. In July 2004 it came in the region to violent inundations. To 23. October 2004 occurred strong earthquake of the strength 6.8 on the judge scale, with which altogether 150 humans died and were hurt over 1500, the Epizentrum was in the proximity of the city.
the city Niigata is last stop of the Joetsu Shinkansen of Ueno and represents therefore for the visitor the most comfortable entrance to the coast of the Japanese sea, traveling from Tokyo . The 1982 inaugurated distance owe its existence to the personal employment of the former prime minister Tanaka Kakuei, whose constituency lay in the prefecture Niigata.
The harbor facilities consisting of the old east port and the newer west port rank among the 23 „important ports of “Japan.
See also: List of the cities in Japan
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coordinates: 37° 54 ' 5 " N, 139° 4 ' 41 " O