|Governor||Hidehiko Yuzaki (since November 2009)|
|Area (rank)||8,476.95 km² (11th)|
|- % water||0.3%|
|Population (March 1, 2011)|
|- Population||2,857,990 (12th)|
|- Density||337.15 /km²|
|- Tree||Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)|
|- Bird||Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata)|
Symbol of Hiroshima Prefecture
|Template ■ Discussion|
History[change | change source]
Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites:
- Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945
- Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for appearing to "float" during high tide
Geography[change | change source]
National Parks[change | change source]
National Parks are established in about 4% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
- Provinces of Japan
- Prefectures of Japan
- List of regions of Japan
- List of islands of Japan
- Sanfrecce Hiroshima
- Hiroshima Toyo Carp
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hiroshima-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 320; "Chūgoku" at pp. 127.
- Nussbaum, "Hiroshima" at pp. 319-320.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- Nussbaum, "Hiroshima Wan" at p. 320.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-8-26.
Other websites[change | change source]
- (English); (Japanese)
- National Archives of Japan ... Hiroshima map (1891)
- National Archives of Japan: Itsukushima kakei, illustrated scroll describing Itsukushima, text by Kaibara Ekiken (circa 1720)