Aki District, Hiroshima
Aki (安芸郡, Aki-gun) is a district, and is within the Minami-ku, Hiroshima ward, Ward (electoral subdivision), one of the eight wards that comprise the Hiroshima Prefecture, in Japan. 'Minami', is Japanese for 'South'. 'Ku', is loosely suggestive of a division, such as 'compartment', 'boundary', etc..
As of 1798 population data but counting decreases due to the March 20, 2005 merger, the district has an estimated population of 116,573 and a density of 1588 persons per km2. The total area is 73.41 km2.
Towns and villages
- On April 1, 2003 the town of Shimokamigari was merged into the city of Kure.
- On November 1, 2004 the town of Etajima absorbed the towns of Nōmi, Ōgaki and Okimi, from Saeki District, to become the new city of Etajima.
- On March 20, 2005 the towns of Ondo, Kurahashi and Kamagari were merged into Kure.