Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima

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Hatsukaichi
廿日市市
City
Flag of Hatsukaichi
Flag
Location of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture
Location of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture
Hatsukaichi is located in Japan
Hatsukaichi
Hatsukaichi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°21′N 132°20′E / 34.350°N 132.333°E / 34.350; 132.333Coordinates: 34°21′N 132°20′E / 34.350°N 132.333°E / 34.350; 132.333
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Hiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Katsuhiro Shinno
Area
 • Total 489.36 km2 (188.94 sq mi)
Population (February 2010)
 • Total 115,120
 • Density 235/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Address 1-11-1 Shimohera, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken.
738-8501
Phone number 0829-20-0001
Website Hatsukaichi City

Hatsukaichi (廿日市市 Hatsukaichi-shi?) is a city of some 120,000 people located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The name derives from a market traditionally held on the 20th of each month with hatsuka (廿日) meaning "20th day" and ichi (市) translating to "market". The market continues to this day on a small scale featuring fresh, locally grown vegetables and foodstuffs.

Following the absorption of the nearby towns of Ōno and Miyajima on November 3, 2005 (as of February 2010), Hatsukaichi has a population density of 235 persons per km². The total land area stands at 489.36 km².

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Points of interest[edit]

Torii Gate in Itsukushima Shrine
  • Hatsukaichi City is considered to be the birthplace of kendama, a traditional Japanese toy.

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Sister cities[edit]

Hatsukaichi has Sister City relationships with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miyajima Water Fireworks Display". Retrieved July 20, 2012. 

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