Kōnan-ku, Niigata

Kōnan-ku (江南区, Kōnan-ku) is one of the eight wards of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 September 2018, the ward had an estimated population of 68,413 in 27,027 households[1] and a population density of 913 persons per km². The total area of the ward was 75.42 square kilometres (29.12 sq mi).

Kōnan-ku
江南区
Kōnan Ward
Kameda neighbourhood of Kōnan-ku
Kameda neighbourhood of Kōnan-ku
Location of Kōnan-ku in Niigata City
Location of Kōnan-ku in Niigata City
Kōnan-ku is located in Japan
Kōnan-ku
Kōnan-ku
 
Coordinates: 37°52′3.5″N 139°5′38.5″E / 37.867639°N 139.094028°E / 37.867639; 139.094028
CountryJapan
RegionKōshin'etsu, Hokuriku (Chūbu)
PrefectureNiigata
CityNiigata
Area
 • Total75.42 km2 (29.12 sq mi)
Population
 (September 1, 2016)
 • Total68,413
 • Density910/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Address3-4-5 Izumi-Chō, Kōnan-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 950-0195
Phone number025-383-1000
WebsiteOfficial website
Kōnan Ward Office

GeographyEdit

Kōnan-ku is located in an inland region of north-central Niigata Prefecture, near the centre of Niigata City, directly south of the central Chūō-ku. The ward is bordered by Agano River, Koagano River, Shinano River, and the Nihonkai-Tōhoku Expressway.

Neighboring municipalities/wardsEdit

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Kōnan-ku was part of ancient Echigo Province. The modern town of Kameda and the village of Yokogoshi were established on April 1, 1889 within Nakakanbara District, Niigata with the establishment of the municipalities system..

Yokogoshi was raised to town status on November 1, 1996. The city of Niigata annexed Kameda and Yokogoshi on March 21, 2005. Niigata became a government-designated city on April 1, 2007 and was divided into wards, with the new Kōnan Ward consisting of the former town of Kameda, village of Yokogoshi, and the Sonoki (曽野木), Ryokawa (両川) and Oeyama (大江山) neighbourhoods of southern Niigata City.[2]

EducationEdit

Kōnan-ku has 11 public elementary schools and six public middle schools operated by the Niigata city government. There is one public high school operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education (Niigata Kōyō High School), and one private combined middle/high school (Niigata Meikun High School).

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  JR East - Shin'etsu Main Line

Transit busEdit

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Niigata city official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ "Outline of Konan Ward 新潟市".
  3. ^ 運行便別時刻表 [Bus Lines and Timetables (2016.3- )] (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. ^ 路線図(南方面) [Bus Map for South Niigata (2016.3- )] (PDF) (in Japanese). Niigata Kotsu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 January 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Konan-ku, Niigata at Wikimedia Commons