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Hirado (平戸市 Hirado-shi) is a Japanese city in Nagasaki Prefecture.

History

Hirado has been a port since the Nara period.

During the Edo period, Hirado was the seat of the Hirado Domain. The city developed around Hirado Castle (Hirado-jō).

The first Frenchman to arrive in Japan was Francis Caron. He live in Hirado.

Geography

The city is located on the island of the same name; and it has expanded to the island of Kyūshū. The two parts of the city are connected by the Hirado Bridge which was built in 1977.


Coordinates: 33°22′N 129°33′E / 33.367°N 129.55°E / 33.367; 129.55

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