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Shibata
新発田市

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Location of Shibata in Niigata
Shibata is located in Japan
Shibata
Coordinates: 37°57′N 139°20′E / 37.95°N 139.333°E / 37.95; 139.333
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Niigata
Government
 - Mayor Yoshitada Katayama
Area
 - Total 532.82 km2 (205.7 sq mi)
Population
(May 2008)
103,101
 - Density 194/km2 (502.5/sq mi)
City Symbols
 - Tree Sakura
 - Flower Iris
Website City of Shibata
Phone number 0254-22-3101
Address

4-10-4, Chūōchō, Shibata-shi, Niigata-ken
957-8686

Shibata (新発田市 Shibata-shi ?) is a city located in Niigata, Japan.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 103,101 and the density of 194 persons per km². The total area is 532.82 km².

The city was founded on January 1, 1947.

The ruins of Shibata castle are the main visitor attraction and provide the backdrop to the spring cherry blossom viewing parties. Also of note is the Shimizuen garden and Ijimino park.

History

  • On July 7, 2003 - The town of Toyoura from Kitakanbara District was amagalated into the city of Shibata.
  • On May 1, 2005 - The town of Shiunji and the village of Kajikawa from Kitakanbara District were amagalated into the city of Shibata.

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