Etajima, Hiroshima

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Map of Hiroshima Prefecture showing Etajima

Etajima (江田島市, Etajima-shi) is a Japanese city in Hiroshima Prefecture on the Etajima Island at the entrance of the bay of Hiroshima.[1]

History[change | change source]

Etajima was the site of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy (海軍兵学校, Kaigun Heigakkō, Short form: 海兵 Kaihei) from 1888 to 1945.[2]

The present city was created in 2004. It was created by uniting 4 towns: Etajima, Nōmi, Ōgaki, and Okimi.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Etajima" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 183.
  2. Etajima Museum of Naval History at Archived 2010-06-29 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2013-2-26.
  3. "Etajima-shi official page". 平成16年11月1日 旧安芸郡江田島町、旧佐伯郡能美町、旧佐伯郡沖美町、旧佐伯郡大柿町の4町が合併して市制移行しました。

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