Place:Hiroshima, Japan

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NameHiroshima
Alt namesHiroshimasource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Hiroshima-kensource: Wikipedia
TypePrefecture
Coordinates34.5°N 133.0°E
Located inJapan
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima. It has a population of around 2.9 million.

History

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The area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.

Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites:

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