Hiroshima Prefecture facts for kids
|Governor||Hidehiko Yuzaki (since November 2009)|
|Area (rank)||8,476.95 km² (11th)|
|- % water||0.3%|
|Population (March 1, 2011)|
|- Population||2,857,990 (12th)|
|- Density||337.15 /km²|
|- Tree||Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)|
|- Bird||Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata)|
Symbol of Hiroshima Prefecture
Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.
Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites:
- Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945
- Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for appearing to "float" during high tide
National Parks are established in about 4% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples
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- Sanfrecce Hiroshima
- Hiroshima Toyo Carp
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