|Subdivisions||Districts: 5, Municipalities: 23|
|o Governor||Hidehiko Yuzaki (since November 2009)|
|o Total||8,479.63 km2 (3,274.00 sq mi)|
(June 1, 2019)
|o Density||330/km2 (860/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-34|
|Bird||Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata)|
|Tree||Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)|
The area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Ch?goku region and was the seat of the M?ri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.
Hiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of Japan . Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecture; and rivers produce rich plains near the coast.
The sheltered nature of the Inland Sea makes Hiroshima's climate very mild.
As of 1 April 2014, 4% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks (the lowest percentage of any prefecture), namely Setonaikai National Park; Hiba-D?go-Taishaku and Nishi-Ch?goku Sanchi Quasi-National Parks; and six Prefectural Natural Parks.
Fourteen cities are located in Hiroshima Prefecture:
These are the towns in each district:
Components of the economy are primary industry, secondary industry, and tertiary industry, which compose 0.6%, 32.6%, and 66.2% in 2015. There is 0.6% of unclassified production.
Value of production of manufacturing is 10,343 billion yen in 2016, which is the 10th largest in Japan. After 2012, production of manufacturing is continuously increasing in 2015.
The sports teams listed below are based in Hiroshima.