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Ojiya is a city located in north-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 36,182 and a population density of 233 persons per km². Its total area was 155.19sqkm.GeographyOjiya is located in an inland region of central Niigata Prefecture. The Shinano River flows through the city. The area has very heavy snow in winter.Surrounding municipalitiesNiigata PrefectureNagaokaUonumaTokamachiHistoryThe area of present-day Ojiya was part of ancient Echigo Province. The modern town of Ojiya was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system, within Kitauonuma District. It was raised to city status on March 10, 1954. On October 23, 2004, the Chūetsu earthquake struck Ojiya, causing shaking measured at Intensity 6+ on the Japan Meteorological Agency seismic intensity scale and causing fatalities. Electricity was cut off for three days after the earthquake.
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