Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima Prefecture
広島県
Prefecture
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)
BirdRed-throated diver (Gavia stellata)
Websitepref.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.

Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites:

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