Location of Etajima in Hiroshima Prefecture
|o Mayor||Kaoru Sone|
|o Total||100.97 km2 (38.98 sq mi)|
(December 31, 2016)
|o Density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||4859-9 N?mich? Nakamachi, Etajima-shi, Hiroshima-ken|
A naval museum and the Naval Academy Etajima is located in the portion of the city that was the town.
Etajima holds two annual marathons, the Orange Marathon and the Oyster Marathon.
The Orange Marathon has been held for more than two decades. It is held every year in October, at the beginning of the orange season. Each participant is rewarded for their efforts with a bag of locally grown oranges. The 23rd Annual Orange Marathon in 2008 had over 2000 participants for 1K, 3K, 5K, and 10K runs, and a half-marathon.
The Oyster Marathon is relatively a smaller scale marathon. Participants are rewarded with oysters.
On March 14, 2013, a man went on a stabbing rampage in Etajima, killing two co-workers and wounding six others.