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Gosen is a city located in north-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 50,870 and a population density of 145 persons per km². Its total area was 351.91sqkm.GeographyGosen is located in an inland region of north-central Niigata Prefecture. The Agano River flows through the city.Surrounding municipalitiesNiigata PrefectureNiigataAganoSanjōKamoAgaTagamiHistoryThe area of present-day Gosen was part of ancient Echigo Province. Under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan, parts of what is now Kashiwazaki were under the control of Muramatsu Domain, a minor fudai feudal domain ruled by a junior branch of the Hori clan. The town of Gosen was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The modern city of Gosen was established on November 3, 1954, from the merger of the town of Gosen with the village of Sumoto, Kawahigashi and Hashida (all from Kitakanbara District). On January 1, 2006, the town of Muramatsu (from Nakakanbara District) was merged into Gosen.
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