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Prefecture of Hiroshima, Japan

Location of prefecture of Hiroshima on a map

Hiroshima is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 2,878,949 people, it is the 12th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Hiroshima gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Hiroshima is lead by Hidehiko Yuzakiand is based in the prefecture capital of Hiroshima (Population: 1,143,841).

The most populous cities in Hiroshima are: Hiroshima-shi (Population: 1,143,841), Fukuyama (Population: 383,298), Kure (Population: 196,624), Onomichi (Population: 90,936), Mihara (Population: 80,387).

Hiroshima Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_34
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Hiroshima-shi (Population: 1,143,841)
Head of Government Hidehiko Yuzaki
Total Population 2,878,949
Total Area 8,477 sq km (3,273 sq miles)
Population Density 339.6 sq km (879.6 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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