|• Governor||Hidehiko Yuzaki (since November 2009)|
|• Total||8,476.95 km2 (3,272.97 sq mi)|
(March 1, 2011)
|• Density||340/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-34|
|Prefectural tree||Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)|
|Prefectural bird||Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata)|
|Number of districts||5|
|Number of municipalities||23|
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 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-26.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Hiroshima prefecture at Wikimedia Commons
- (in English); (in Japanese)
- National Archives of Japan ... Hiroshima map (1891) Archived 2009-03-27 at the Wayback Machine
- National Archives of Japan: Itsukushima kakei, illustrated scroll describing Itsukushima, text by Kaibara Ekiken (circa 1720) Archived 2008-03-09 at the Wayback Machine