Hirado, Nagasaki

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Hirado (平戸市 Hirado-shi?) is a Japanese city in Nagasaki Prefecture.[1]

History[change | edit source]

Hirado has been a port since the Nara period.[source?]

During the Edo period, Hirado was the seat of the Hirado Domain. The city developed around Hirado Castle (Hirado-jō).[1]

The first Frenchman to arrive in Japan was Francis Caron. He live in Hirado.[1]

Geography[change | edit source]

The city is located on the island of the same name; and it has expanded to the island of Kyūshū. The two parts of the city are connected by the Hirado Bridge which was built in 1977.[source?]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "HIrado" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 314-315.

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