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 is a prefecture of Japanmarker located in the ChŇęgoku regionmarker on  HonshŇęmarker island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima.


History

The area around Hiroshima, formerly divided into Bingo and Aki provinces, has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the ChŇęgoku region and was the seat of the Mori clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.

Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites:

Geography

Hiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of ChŇęgoku, facing Shikokumarker across the Seto Inland Seamarker. Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecturemarker, but rivers produce rich plains near the coast, and the prefecture also includes many small islands in the Inland Sea. The sheltered nature of the Inland Sea makes Hiroshima's climate very mild.

Cities

Fourteen cities are located in Hiroshima Prefecture:
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:Nishi-kumarker
:Saeki-kumarker


Towns and villages

Map of Hiroshima Prefecture.


These are the towns and villages in each district:
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:Kitahiroshimamarker


Mergers

Economy

Hiroshima's main industries include automobiles (Mazda is headquartered in Hiroshima Prefecture) and shipbuilding (Kure was one of the main naval bases of the Imperial Japanese Navy and remains a major commercial yard).

Culture

Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Hiroshima.

Football(soccer)



Baseball



Volleyball



Tourism





References

University of Hiroshima http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/index.html

External links




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