Fuchū, Hiroshima

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Fuchu

府中市
Flag of Fuchu
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Official seal of Fuchu
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Location of Fuchu in Hiroshima Prefecture
Location of Fuchu in Hiroshima Prefecture
Fuchu is located in Japan
Fuchu
Fuchu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°33′54″N 133°14′31″E / 34.56500°N 133.24194°E / 34.56500; 133.24194Coordinates: 34°33′54″N 133°14′31″E / 34.56500°N 133.24194°E / 34.56500; 133.24194
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureHiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYoshikazu Itoh (since May 2002)
Area
 • Total195.71 km2 (75.56 sq mi)
Population
(May 1, 2011)
 • Total43,932
 • Density224.47/km2 (581.4/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCherry blossom
 • FlowerHydrangea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address315 Fukawacho, Fuchu-shi, Hiroshima-ken
726-8601

Fuchū (府中市, Fuchū-shi) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. It was originally the capital of the former Bingo Province. The city was founded on March 31, 1954. Fuchū, Tokyo became a city the following day.[citation needed]

As of May 1, 2011, population data, the city has an estimated population of 43,932, with 17,602 households and a population density of 224.47 people per km². The total area is 195.71 km².

On April 1, 2004, the town of Jōge (from Kōnu District) was merged into Fuchū.

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