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Hiroshima (広島市, Hiroshima-shi) ( listen ) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The city's name, 広島, means "Wide Island" in Japanese. Hiroshima gained city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima became a designated city. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 1,154,391.

Population: 1,143,841

Latitude: 34° 23' 60.00" N
Longitude: 132° 26' 60.00" E

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  • Little Boy

    Little Boy was the codename for the type of atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., commander of the 509th Composite Group of the Un…

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    Itsukushima Shrine (Japanese: 厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its "floating" torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan.

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial (広島平和記念碑 Hiroshima heiwa kinenhi?), commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Dōmu (原爆ドーム?, A-Bomb Dome), in Hiroshima, Japan, is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Si…

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (広島平和記念公園, Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Kōen) is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of t…

  • Itsukushima

    Itsukushima (厳島) is an island in the western part of the Inland Sea of Japan, located in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay. It is popularly known as Miyajima (宮島), which in Japanese means the Shrine Island. The island is one of Hayashi Razan's Three Vi…

  • Children's Peace Monument

    The Children's Peace Monument (原爆の子の像 Genbaku no Ko no Zō?, lit. "Atomic Bomb Children Statue") is a monument for peace to commemorate Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of child victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This monument is located in …

  • Shima Hospital

    Shima Hospital (島病院, Shima byōin) was a Japanese hospital destroyed by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. Shima Hospital is considered to be ground zero of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

  • Aioi Bridge

    The Aioi Bridge (相生橋, aioi hashi) is an unusual "T"-shaped three-way bridge in Hiroshima, Japan. The original bridge, constructed in 1932, was the aiming point for the 1945 Hiroshima atom bomb because its shape was easily recognized from the air. Al…

  • Mazda Stadium

    Hiroshima Municipal Stadium (広島市民球場, Hiroshima Shimin Kyūjō), officially called MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima (MAZDA Zoom-Zoom スタジアム広島, Matsuda Zūmu-Zūmu Sutajiamu Hiroshima), is a baseball stadium in Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. It is used prim…

  • Hiroshima Big Arch

    Hiroshima Big Arch (広島ビッグアーチ, Hiroshima Biggu Āchi), under current sponsorship called Edion Stadium Hiroshima (エディオンスタジアム広島, Edion Sutajiamu Hiroshima), is a multi-purpose stadium in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the home ground of J. League club Sanfrecc…

  • Three-way bridge

    A three-way bridge (or tri-bridge) is a bridge with three distinct and separate spans, where one end of each span meets at a common point near the centre of the bridge. Unlike other bridges which have two entry-exit points, three-way bridges have th…

  • JDS Wakaba (DE-261)

    JDS Wakaba was the former Imperial Japanese Navy ship Nashi, a Tachibana-class destroyer. Nashi was sunk in July 1945, but salvaged in 1954 and refitted to join the JMSDF in 1956 as Wakaba, later being utilised as a radar trials ship.