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Location of Etajima in Hiroshima Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kaoru Sone|
|• Total||100.97 km2 (38.98 sq mi)|
|Population (March 2008)|
|• Density||281/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||4859-9 Nōmichō Nakamachi, Etajima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 12,286 and a population density of 407.90 persons per km². The total area was 30.12 km².
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.
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- Etajima City official website (Japanese)