Sanjō, Niigata

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Sanjō (三条市 Sanjō-shi) is a city located in central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the city had an estimated population of 98,492 and a population density of 228 persons per km². Its total area was 431.97 square kilometres (166.78 sq mi).

Sanjō City Hall
Sanjō City Hall
Flag of Sanjō
Official seal of Sanjō
Location of Sanjō in Niigata

Location of Sanjō in Niigata
Sanjō is located in Japan
Coordinates: 37°38′12″N 138°57′42″E / 37.63667°N 138.96167°ECoordinates: 37°38′12″N 138°57′42″E / 37.63667°N 138.96167°E
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
Prefecture NIigata
 • Total 431.97 km2 (166.78 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 98,492
 • Density 228/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
• Tree Japanese White Pine, Taxus cuspidata
• Flower Liliaceae, Iris ensata, Sunflower
• Bird Chicken (Shiba jidori)
Phone number 0256-34-5511
Address 2-3-1 Asahi-chō, Sanjō-shi, Niigata-ken 955-8686


Sanjō is located in an inland region of north-central Niigata Prefecture. It is about 2 hours from Tokyo via the Jōetsu Shinkansen or 4 hours on the Kan-Etsu Expressway and Hokuriku Expressway. The Shinano River flows through the west of it from south to north and the Igarashi River flows through the centre of the urbanised area.

Surrounding municipalities


The area of present-day Sanjō was part of ancient Echigo Province. The modern town of Sanjō was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to city status on January 1, 1934. Heavy rain causes extensive flooding in 1961 and in 2004. On May 1, 2005 the town of Sakae, and the village of Shitada (both from Minamikanbara District) were merged into Sanjō.


  • Snow Peak (camping manufacture) is headquartered in Sanjō


Sanjō has 25 public elementary schools and nine public middle schools. There are four public high schools, and also one special education school.


  • Sanjo mayoral election, 2006




Sister cities

Notable people from Sanjō


  1. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ Chihiro Kaneko
  3. ^ Tetsuji Morohashi Museum

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