Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, Chūbu Region, Japan

Geography | Surrounding municipalities | Demographics | History | Government | Economy | Education | Transport : Rail : Road | Local attractions

🇯🇵 Tsubame (燕市, Tsubame-shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2019, the city had an estimated population density of 697 persons per km². The total area of the city was 110.96 km² (42.84 sq mi).

Geography Tsubame is located in the coastal plains of central Niigata Prefecture, but does not have a coastline on the Sea of Japan. The Shinano River flows through the city.

Surrounding municipalities Niigata Prefecture ◦ Niigata ◦ Nagaoka ◦ Sanjō ◦ Yahiko.

Demographics Per Japanese census data, the population of Tsubame has remained relatively unchanged over the past 50 years.

History The area of present-day Tsubame was part of ancient Echigo Province and has been settled since prehistoric times. Under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate, the town of Tsubame was part of the holdings of Murakami Domain and developed as a river port on the Shinano River. During the early Meiji period, the area was organised into Nishikanbara District, Niigata. The town of Tsubame was established on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the modern municipalities system. It was raised to city status on March 31, 1954 by merging with the neighbouring villages of Koike, Konakagawa and Matsunaga. On March 20, 2006 Tsubame absorbed the towns of Bunsui and Yoshida (both fromishikanbara District).

Government Tsubame has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 24 members.

Economy Tsubame was traditionally known for its copper ware and the production of kiseru (Japanese smoking pipes). In modern times, Tsubame is noted for its production of tableware and cutlery.

Education Tsubame has 15 public elementary schools and five public middle schools operated by the city government. There are three public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education, and the prefecture also operates one special education school.

Transport: Rail JR East - Yahiko Line • (Yahagi) - Yoshida - Nishi-Tsubame - Tsubame - (Tsubame-Sanjō); JR East - Echigo Line • Bunsui - Aōzu - Minami-Yoshida - Yoshida - Kita-Yoshida

The nearest stop on the Jōetsu Shinkansen is called Tsubame-Sanjō Station, the station is physically located in the city of Sanjō and not in Tsubame.

Transport: Road • Hokuriku Expressway - Hokuriku Expressway • National Route 116 • National Route 289.

Local attractions • Mount Kugami / Kokujo Temple.

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Tsubame has a population of over 77,382 people. Tsubame also forms one of the centres of the wider Niigata Prefecture which has a population of over 2,227,496 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Tsubame has links with:

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Antipodal to Tsubame is: -41.133,-37.667

Locations Near: Tsubame 138.867,37.6667

🇯🇵 Sanjo 138.957,37.624 d: 9.3  

🇯🇵 Nagaoka 138.85,37.433 d: 26  

🇯🇵 Kōnan 139.083,37.867 d: 29.2  

🇯🇵 Yamafutatsu 139.033,37.917 d: 31.4  

🇯🇵 Chuo 139.033,37.917 d: 31.4  

🇯🇵 Niigata 139.046,37.923 d: 32.6  

🇯🇵 Kashiwazaki 138.567,37.371 d: 42.2  

🇯🇵 Shibata 139.317,37.933 d: 49.4  

🇯🇵 Sado 138.36,38.01 d: 58.6  

🇯🇵 Minami-Uonuma 138.867,37.05 d: 68.6  

Antipodal to: Tsubame -41.133,-37.667

🇨🇱 La Reina -33.45,-33.45 d: 19177.2  

🇧🇷 Tubarão -49,-28.467 d: 18757.7  

🇧🇷 Criciúma -49.372,-28.678 d: 18756.6  

🇧🇷 Rio Grande -52.099,-32.041 d: 18836.3  

🇧🇷 Viamão -51.023,-30.088 d: 18774  

🇧🇷 Santa Catarina -48.5,-27.6 d: 18701.3  

🇧🇷 Gravataí -50.983,-29.933 d: 18764.4  

🇧🇷 São José -48.617,-27.6 d: 18695.6  

🇧🇷 Palhoça -48.667,-27.633 d: 18696.3  

🇧🇷 Alvorada -51.079,-30.001 d: 18763.3  

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