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Kashiwazaki

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Kashiwazaki is a city located in north-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 86,167 and a population density of 195 persons per km². Its total area was 442.03sqkm.GeographyKashiwazai is located in a coastal region of south-central Niigata Prefecture. Part of the city is within the borders of the Sado-Yahiko-Yoneyama Quasi-National Park. The highest elevation is the summit of Mount Gozu at 912 meters.Surrounding municipalitiesNiigata PrefectureJōetsuNagaokaTōkamachiIzumozakiKariwaHistoryThe area of present-day Kashiwazaki 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 Shiiya Domain, a minor fudai feudal domain ruled by a junior branch of the Hori clan. The modern town of Kashiwazaki was established on April 1, 1889,within Kariwa District, Niigata with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was elevated to city status on 1 July 1940. (It was the fifth city created within Niigata Prefecture).
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