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Niigata Prefecture

Niigata Prefecture
Prefecture information
Japanese nameNiigata-ken
CapitalNiigata (city)
RegionChūbu, Hokuriku
GovernorHirohiko Izumida
Area12582.47 km2 (5th)
% water0.2
Population2371574 (14th) (February 1, 2011)

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|} is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshū on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata. The name "Niigata" literally means "new lagoon".

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