Information on Hiroshima Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Hiroshima.

Hiroshima Prefecture is located in a southwest part of Japan. And there are a mountain, the sea, a river, a valley, a plain, and a basin. Therefore, agriculture and a fishing are prosperous.

The oyster of Hiroshima Prefecture is cultivated about 450 years before. The quantity of production of an oyster accounts for about 70 percent of Japan. It is a typical marine product of Hiroshima Prefecture.

Hiroshima is the greatest city in a surrounding area. Main industries are the auto industry and commerce.
Hiroshima Prefecture received the world's first nuclear attack. And the miya island and the A-bomb memorial dome of aki are registered into the World Cultural Heritage.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Hiroshima
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 10st place 8,479 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 35st place 23 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 12th place 2,864,167 persons
Number of households (2008) The 11th place 1209084 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 11th place 12,981,971 (unit: 1 million yen)