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Tochio
栃尾市
Former municipality
Central Tochio
CountryJapan
RegionHokuriku
PrefectureNiigata Prefecture
MergedJanuary 1, 2006
(now part of Nagaoka)
Area
 • Total204.92 km2 (79.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total23,855
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
10 municipalities merged into Nagaoka City
10 municipalities merged into Nagaoka City

Tochio (栃尾市, Tochio-shi) was a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on June 1, 1954.

As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 23,855 and the density of 116.41 persons per km². The total area was 204.92 km².

On January 1, 2006, Tochio, along with the towns of Teradomari and Yoita, and the village of Washima (all from Santō District), was merged into the expanded city of Nagaoka.

Transportation

Echigo Kotsu Tochio Bus Terminal (Former Tochio Station(ja:栃尾駅))
Echigo Kotsu Tochio Bus Terminal (Former Tochio Station(ja:栃尾駅))

Railway

Echigo Kotsu Tochio Line(ja:越後交通栃尾線) had been operated in the city until 1973.

Highway

See also

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