Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima

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Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima
広島市安佐南区
Ward of Hiroshima
安佐南区• Asaminami-ku
Hiroshima Big Arch
Hiroshima Big Arch
Location of Mihama in Asaminami-ku in Hiroshima City
Location of Mihama in Asaminami-ku in Hiroshima City
Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima is located in Japan
Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima
Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima
 
Coordinates: 34°27′07″N 132°28′19″E / 34.45194°N 132.47194°E / 34.45194; 132.47194Coordinates: 34°27′07″N 132°28′19″E / 34.45194°N 132.47194°E / 34.45194; 132.47194
Country Japan
Region Chugoku (Sanyo)
Prefecture Hiroshima
City Hiroshima
Area
 • Total 117.19 km2 (45.25 sq mi)
Population (February 29, 2012)
 • Total 234,916
 • Density 2,004.57/km2 (5,191.8/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Postal 731-0193
Asaminami Ward Office's Address Furuichi 1-33-14, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture (広島県広島市安佐南区古市1丁目33番14号)
Phone 81-(0)82-831-4925, 831-4927

Asaminami-ku (安佐南区?) is one of the eight wards of the city of Hiroshima, located in the south of the former district of Asa.

Asa-gun consisted of Gion-cho, Yasufuruichi-cho, Sato-cho, Numata-cho. After being merged with Hiroshima in 1973, this ward was named Asaminami-ku. The largest station of Astramline Vehicles, a new traffic system, is in Asaminami-ku. This system brought population inflow because of increasing houses.[citation needed]

As of February 29, 2012, the ward has an estimated population of 234,916, with 96,925 households and a density of 2,004.57 persons per km². The total area is 117.19 km².[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

JR-Kabe line[edit]

Astram Line[edit]

Highway[edit]

Industry[edit]

Hiroshima Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Gion closed its doors in 2003.

Education[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

They used to produce Hiroshimana-zuke in Satou-chou. It is said that Hiroshimana-zuke had produced since the Edo period.

Landslide[edit]

In August 2014 many people died in a landslide after very heavy rain.[1]