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Hirano-ku, Osaka

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Location o Hirano-ku in Osaka Ceety

Hirano-ku (平野区) is ane o 24 wards which mak up the ceety o Osaka, an is locatit in the sootheast o the ceety. It is the lairgest Osaka waird in population an the anerlie waird tae hae ower 200,000 residents.

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The north-wast side o Hirano-ku is on the soothren pairt o the Uemachi Plateau, but the oweraw terrain is maistly flat. The Yamato River flows throu the sooth o the waird, an the Uriwari Cemetery is locatit inside the waird.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Hirano probably goes back tae the end o the Heian period, an wis formally kent as Hirano-shou in Sumiyoshi-gun (destrict) o the Settsu province. The seicont son o Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, Sakanoue no Hirono, wis the feudal laird in chairge o the development o Hirano an wis cried Hirano-tono (tono bein the title gien tae noblemen).

Thare are a couple o theories as tae the oreegin o the name Hirano. Ane is that it is a corruption or mispronunciation o the wird kouya (広野). Anither theory is that it comes frae the time when mony lakes an mairshes wur reclaimit an the fields (野) wur widened (平らになった) makkin the kanji combination 平野.

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