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Sanjō
三条市

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Location of Sanjō in Niigata
Sanjō is located in Japan
Sanjō
Coordinates: 37°38′N 138°58′E / 37.633°N 138.967°E / 37.633; 138.967
Country Japan
Region Chūbu, Hokuriku
Prefecture Niigata
Government
 - Mayor Isato Kunasada
Area
 - Total 432.01 km2 (166.8 sq mi)
Population
(June 1, 2007)
103,554
 - Density 239.70/km2 (620.8/sq mi)
City Symbols
 - Tree Japanese White Pine, Taxus cuspidata
 - Flower Liliaceae, Iris ensata, Sunflower
 - Bird Chicken (Shiba jidori)
Website City of Sanjō
Phone number +81-256-34-5511
Address

2-3-1, Asahi-chō, Sanjō-shi, Niigata-ken
955-8686

Sanjō (三条市 Sanjō-shi ?) is a city located in central part of Niigata, Japan. The city has a Jōetsu Shinkansen stop at Tsubame-Sanjō (燕三条) Station.

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Geography

Sanjō is located in the center of Niigata prefecture. It is about 2 hours from Tokyo by way of 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.

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Adjoining communities

From the north, following Sanjō's border counterclockwise:

History

  • 1828
    • December 18 - Sanjō Earthquake, an earthquake struck the town of Sanjō.
  • 1889
    • April 1 - The town of Sanjō, the 30 villages is established.
  • 1934
    • January 1 - The city of Sanjō is founded.
  • 1963
    • January - A record-breakingheavy snowfall hits Sanjō.
  • 1982
  • 2004
    • July 12 & July 13 - 2004 Niigata-Fukushima floods, a heavy downpour causes extensive flooding in Sanjō.
  • 2005

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Famous People from Sanjō

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