Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima Prefecture

広島県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese広島県
 • RōmajiHiroshima-ken
Flag of Hiroshima Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Hiroshima Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Hiroshima Prefecture
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
IslandHonshu
CapitalHiroshima
Government
 • GovernorHidehiko Yuzaki (since November 2009)
Area
 • Total8,476.95 km2 (3,272.97 sq mi)
Area rank11th
Population
(March 1, 2011)
 • Total2,857,990
 • Rank12th
 • Density337.15/km2 (873.2/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-34
Districts5
Municipalities23
TreeJapanese maple (Acer palmatum)
Birdpref.hiroshima.lg.jp

Hiroshima Prefecture (広島県, Hiroshima-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island.[1] The capital is the city of Hiroshima.[2] It has a population of around 2.8 million.

History

The area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province.[3] This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.

Together with Nara and Tokyo, Hiroshima is one of the three prefectures with more than one UNESCO World Heritage site. The two such sites in Hiroshima Prefecture are:

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Hirosima-koān
Cebuano: Hiroshima-ken
davvisámegiella: Hiroshima prefektuvra
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Hiroshima-yen
한국어: 히로시마현
Bahasa Indonesia: Prefektur Hiroshima
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Hiroshima
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Hiroshima-gâing
日本語: 広島県
Qaraqalpaqsha: Xirosima (prefektura)
Simple English: Hiroshima Prefecture
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Prefektura Hiroshima
Tiếng Việt: Hiroshima
文言: 廣島縣
粵語: 廣島縣
中文: 廣島縣