Mihara, Hiroshima

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Mihara
三原市
City
Mihara.jpg
Flag of Mihara
Flag
Location of Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Location of Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Mihara is located in Japan
Mihara
Mihara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°24′N 133°5′E / 34.400°N 133.083°E / 34.400; 133.083Coordinates: 34°24′N 133°5′E / 34.400°N 133.083°E / 34.400; 133.083
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Hiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Sho Tenma
Area
 • Total 471.03 km2 (181.87 sq mi)
Population (July 31, 2016)
 • Total 97,324
 • Density 206.62/km2 (535.1/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Camphor laurel
 • Flower Ume and Satsuki azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 3-5-1, Minatomachi, Mihara-shi, Hiroshima-ken
723-8601
Website www.city.mihara.hiroshima.jp

Mihara (三原市 Mihara-shi?) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 15, 1936.

As of July 31, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 97,324 and a population density of 206.62 persons per km². The total area is 471.03 km².

On March 22, 2005, the town of Daiwa (from Kamo District), the town of Kui (from Mitsugi District), and the town of Hongō (from Toyota District) were merged into Mihara.

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A map of suburb of Mihara and Onomichi area in 1929 (Japanese edition)

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Yassa Festival in August

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A small island off the coast of Sagishima, called Sukune, was the location of Kaneto Shindo's film The Naked Island released in 1960.[1] Director Shindo and his wife Nobuko Otowa both had their ashes scattered on the island.[2]

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