Mihara, Hiroshima

Mihara (三原市, Mihara-shi) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 15, 1936.

Mihara

三原市

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Location of Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Mihara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°24′N 133°5′E
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureHiroshima Prefecture
Government
  MayorSho Tenma
Area
  Total471.03 km2 (181.87 sq mi)
Population
 (July 31, 2016)
  Total97,324
  Density206.62/km2 (535.1/sq mi)
Symbols
  TreeCamphor laurel
  FlowerUme and Satsuki azalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address3-5-1, Minatomachi, Mihara-shi, Hiroshima-ken
723-8601
Websitewww.city.mihara.hiroshima.jp

As of July 31, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 97,324 and a population density of 206.62 persons per km². The total area is 471.03 km².

On March 22, 2005, the town of Daiwa (from Kamo District), the town of Kui (from Mitsugi District), and the town of Hongō (from Toyota District) were merged into Mihara.

History

Economy

Fisheries

  • Shunami Port
  • Nouji Port

Industries

Sister cities

Educational Facilities

Transportation

Airports

Trains

Buses

  • Geiyo Bus
  • Chugoku Bus
  • Tomotetsu Bus
  • Onomichi Bus

Highways

National Routes

Ports

  • Mihara Port
  • Onomichi-itozaki Port
  • Sagi Port
  • Sunami Port

Tourism

Castles

Temples

Shrines

  • Mitsugi-hachimangu

Festivals

  • Mihara Yassa Matsuri
  • Mihara Shinmeiichi Festival
  • Satsuki Matsuri

People

Historical

Famous

Entertainment

A small island off the coast of Sagishima, called Sukune, was the location of Kaneto Shindo's film The Naked Island released in 1960.[1] Director Shindo and his wife Nobuko Otowa both had their ashes scattered on the island.[2]

References

  1. "A tourist guide to Sagishima" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  2. "Shindo Kaneto Kantoku "Hadaka no Shima" Sankotsu e". Nikkan Sports.
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