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Jōetsu, Niigata

Full name上越市
Official name上越市
Settlement typeSpecial city
RegionChūbu (Hokuriku, Kōshin'etsu)
MayorMasayuki Konoura
Total Area375.7 sq mi (973.32 km2)
Total Population205521 (June 1, 2011)
Density (pop.)211.15/km2 (546.9/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 205,521, with 72,982 households and a population density of 211.15 persons per km2. The total area is 973.32 km2.

The city was founded on April 29, 1971, when the cities of Takada and Naoetsu were consolidated. The city was part of the now-defunct Nakakubiki District until 31 December 2004.

On January 1, 2005, Jōetsu absorbed the town of Yasuzuka, the villages of Maki, Ōshima and Uragawara (all from Higashikubiki District); the towns of Itakura, Kakizaki, Ōgata and Yoshikawa, the villages of Kiyosato, Kubiki, Nakagou and Sanwa (all from Nakakubiki District); and the town of Nadachi (from Nishikubiki District). Now Jōetsu extended into the now-defunct Higashikubiki and Nishikubiki Districts.

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