Mihara, Hiroshima

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Mihara
三原市
City
Location of Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Location of Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Mihara is located in Japan
Mihara
Mihara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°24′N 133°5′E / 34.400°N 133.083°E / 34.400; 133.083Coordinates: 34°24′N 133°5′E / 34.400°N 133.083°E / 34.400; 133.083
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Hiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yasuyuki Gotō
Area
 • Total 471.03 km2 (181.87 sq mi)
Population (March 2008)
 • Total 103,162
 • Density 219/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Camphor laurel
- Flower Ume and Satsuki azalea
Address 3-5-1, Minatomachi, Mihara-shi, Hiroshima-ken
723-8601
Phone number 0848-64-2111
Website Mihara City

Mihara (三原市 Mihara-shi?) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 15, 1936.

As of March 1, 2008, the city has an estimated population of 103,162 and a population density of 219 persons per km². The total area is 471.03 km².

On March 22, 2005, the town of Daiwa (from Kamo District), the town of Kui (from Mitsugi District), and the town of Hongō (from Toyota District) were merged into Mihara.

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Yassa Festival in August

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A small island off the coast of Sagishima, called Sukune, was the location of Kaneto Shindo's film The Naked Island released in 1960.[1] Director Shindo and his wife Nobuko Otowa both had their ashes scattered on the island.[2]

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