Port of Niijima
Location of Niijima in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Total||27.54 km2 (10.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||97.9/km2 (254/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||1-1-1, Honson, Niijima-mura, Tōkyō-to 100-0402|
Niijima (新島村, Niijima-mura) is a village located in Ōshima Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 June 2016[update], the village had an estimated population of 2,697, and a population density of 97.9 persons per km². Its total area is 27.54 square kilometres (10.63 sq mi).
On October 1, 1923, the islands of Niijima and Shikinejima were organized into municipalities. Niijima was administered as Niijimahon (新島本村, Niijima-honson, lit. "Niijima Main Village"). Shikenejima was administered as Wakagō (若郷村, Wakagō-mura). Both villages belonged to Ōshima Island Government Office. In 1926, the Ōshima Island Government Office became Ōshima Subprefecture of Tokyo. On November 1, 1954, Niijimahon absorbed the village of Wakagō, and changed its name to Niijima Village on April 1, 1992.
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