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Niigata prefecture

Niigata prefecture (新潟県; Niigata-ken) is the located on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata[?].

Niigata prefecture (新潟県)
CapitalNiigata[?]
Region:Chubu
Island:Honshu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 14th
12,582.37
0.2%
Population
 - Total (Oct 12000)
 - Density
Ranked 16th
2,475,733
197/km²
Districts:16
Municipalities:111
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Tulip
(Tulipa gesneriana)
Pref. Tree:Camellia
(Camellia japonica)
Pref. Bird:Japanese crested ibis
(Nipponia nippon)

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History

Geography

Economy

The prefecture is famous as the original home of the ornamental carp known as koi, and the best-quality koi are still considered to come from the farms of Niigata.

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

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