Hirara, Okinawa

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Hirara (平良市, Hirara-shi), (Miyako: Pɨsara) was a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan on the island of Miyako. Hirara was founded on March 7, 1947.

As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 33,861 and a density of 521.58 persons per km². The total area was 64.92 km².

On October 1, 2005, Hirara, along with the towns of Gusukube, Irabu and Shimoji, and the village of Ueno (all from Miyako District), was merged to create the city of Miyakojima.

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