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Hirado, Nagasaki

Coordinates: 33°22′N 129°33′E / 33.367°N 129.550°E / 33.367; 129.550
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Hirado (平戸市, Hirado-shi) is a Japanese city in Nagasaki Prefecture.[1]

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]


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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?]


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

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33°22′N 129°33′E / 33.367°N 129.550°E / 33.367; 129.550