Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima

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Hatsukaichi
廿日市市
City
Flag of Hatsukaichi
Flag
Official seal of Hatsukaichi
Symbol
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 (September 1, 2016)
 • Total 117,106
 • Density 239.36/km2 (619.9/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Sakura
 • Flower Satsuki azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-11-1 Shimohera, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken.
738-8501
Website www.city.hatsukaichi.hiroshima.jp

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 September 1, 2016), Hatsukaichi has a population density of 239.36 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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