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Location of Higashihiroshima in Hiroshima Prefecture
|• Mayor||Yoshio Kurata|
|• Total||635.32 km2 (245.30 sq mi)|
|Population (July 31, 2016)|
|• Density||291.85/km2 (755.9/sq mi)|
|• Flower||Azalea Rhododendron sect. Tsutsusi|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||8-29 Saijō Sakaemachi, Higashihiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
From old times, Higashihiroshima is famous for making sake and along the Sakagura Dōri ("Sake Storehouse Road") area near JR Saijō Station are the Namako wall (white-lattice walled) and Sekishu Gawara (red-roof tile) roofs of ten well-known sake breweries. An annual sake matsuri is held every October.
In 1992, the population reached 100,000.
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