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Hiroshima
広島
Designatit ceety
広島市 · Hiroshima Ceety
Frae top left:Hiroshima Castle, Basebaw game o Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium, Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome), Nicht view o Ebisu-cho, Children's Peace Monument

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Location o Hiroshima in Hiroshima Prefectur
Hiroshima is located in Japan
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
 
Coordinates: 34°23′7″N 132°27′19″E / 34.38528°N 132.45528°E / 34.38528; 132.45528
Kintra Japan
Region Chūgoku, Sanyō
Prefectur Hiroshima
Government
 • Mayor Kazumi Matsui
Area
 • Total 905.01 km2 (349.43 sq mi)
Population (Januar 2010)
 • Total 1,173,980
 • Density 1,297.2/km2 (3,360/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camphor Laurel
- Flower Oleander
Phone number 082-245-2111
Address 1-6-34 Kokutaiji,
Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-8586
Website Hiroshima Ceety

Hiroshima (広島市 Hiroshima-shi?) (Aboot this soond listen ) is the caipital o Hiroshima Prefectur, an the lairgest ceety in the Chūgoku region o wastren Honshu, the lairgest island o Japan. It is best kent as the first ceety in history tae be destroyed bi a nuclear weapon when the Unitit States Airmy Air Forces (USAAF) droppit an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 A.M. on 6 August 1945, near the end o World War II.[1] Its name 広島 means "Wide Island".

Hiroshima gained ceety status on 1 Aprile 1889. On 1 Aprile 1980, Hiroshima became a designatit ceety.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns an sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Hiroshima haes sax owerseas sister ceeties:[2]

Athin Japan, Hiroshima haes a similar relationship wi Nagasaki.

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  1. Hakim, Joy (1995). A History of Us: War, Peace and all that Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509514-6. 
  2. "Introduction to our Sister and Friendship Cities". City.hiroshima.jp. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  3. "Friendly relationship at Official website of Volgograd". Volgadmin.ru. 1994-12-01. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  4. "Hanover - Twin Towns" (in German). © 2007-2009 Hanover.de - Offizielles Portal der Landeshauptstadt und der Region Hannover in Zusammenarbeit mit hier.de. Retrieved 2009-07-17.