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Nishikawa (西川町, Nishikawa-machi) was a town located in Nishikanbara District, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

Nishikawa

西川町
Former municipality
Flag of Nishikawa
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Official seal of Nishikawa
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Location of Nishikawa in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Nishikawa in Niigata Prefecture
CountryJapan
RegionHokuriku
PrefectureNiigata Prefecture
DistrictNishikanbara District
MergedMarch 21, 2005
(now part of Niigata)
Area
 • Total24.76 km2 (9.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total12,243
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 12,277 and a density of 495.84 persons per km². The total area was 24.76 km².

On March 21, 2005, Nishikawa, along with the cities of Niitsu, Shirone and Toyosaka, the towns of Kameda, Kosudo and Yokogoshi (all from Nakakanbara District), and the villages of Ajikata, Iwamuro, Katahigashi, Nakanokuchi and Tsukigata (all from Nishikanbara District), was merged into the expanded city of Niigata. As of April 1, 2007, the area is part of the Nishi-ku ward.