Maki, Niigata (Nishikanbara)

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Former municipality
PrefectureNiigata Prefecture
DistrictNishibara District
MergedOctober 10, 2005
(now part of Niigata)
 • Total76.14 km2 (29.40 sq mi)
 • Total28,713
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Mergers of Niigata

Maki (巻町, Maki-machi) was a town located in the Nishikanbara District of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The town merged into Niigata city in October 2005 and now forms part of the Nishikan Ward of the city.[1]


The town was established as a village in 1889 as a merger of Shimo-maki Village and other villages. It was promoted to a town in 1891. The population as of April 2005 was 29,039.[citation needed]

In June 2004 the town submitted a merger request to neighbouring Niigata city. In March 2005 the merger proposal was approved by the municipal assemblies of Maki and Niigata. The proposal was approved by the Niigata Prefectural Assembly and the Governor of Niigata Prefecture in July 2005 and by the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications the following month. The merger came into force on 10 October 2005.[2] On April 1, 2007 Niigata became a government-designated city and the area that was Maki became part of the city's Nishikan Ward.[1]

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  1. ^ a b 区の歴史 [Ward's History] (in Japanese). Nishikan Ward Office. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. ^ 新潟市と巻町の合併までの経緯 [Timeline of Merger of Niigata City and Maki Town] (in Japanese). City of Niigata. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2016.

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Coordinates: 37°45′37.8″N 138°53′21.6″E / 37.760500°N 138.889333°E / 37.760500; 138.889333