Shōbara, Hiroshima

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Shōbara
庄原市
City
Taishaku Valley
Taishaku Valley
Flag of Shōbara
Flag
Location of Shōbara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Location of Shōbara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Shōbara is located in Japan
Shōbara
Shōbara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°51′16″N 133°01′09″E / 34.85444°N 133.01917°E / 34.85444; 133.01917Coordinates: 34°51′16″N 133°01′09″E / 34.85444°N 133.01917°E / 34.85444; 133.01917
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Hiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Suehiko Takiguchi (since December 2002)
Area
 • Total 1,246.60 km2 (481.31 sq mi)
Population (March 2011)
 • Total 40,226
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pine
- Flower Sakura, Azalea
Address 1-10-1 Nakamoto-chō, Shōbara-shi, Hiroshima-ken
727-8501
Phone number 0824-73-1111
Website www.city.shobara.hiroshima.jp

Shōbara (庄原市 Shōbara-shi?) is a city located in northeastern Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 31, 1954.

As of March 2011, the city has an estimated population of 40,226 and a population density of 32 persons per km². The total area is 1,246.60 km².

On March 31, 2005, the towns of Hiwa, Kuchiwa, Saijō, Takano, and Tōjō (all from Hiba District), and the town of Sōryō (from Kōnu District) were merged into Shōbara. Hiba District and Kōnu District were both dissolved as a result of this merger.

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