Shōbara, Hiroshima

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Shōbara

庄原市
Taishaku Valley
Flag of Shōbara
Flag
Official seal of Shōbara
Emblem
Location of Shōbara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Location of Shōbara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Shōbara is located in Japan
Shōbara
Shōbara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°51′16″N 133°01′09″E / 34.85444°N 133.01917°E / 34.85444; 133.01917Coordinates: 34°51′16″N 133°01′09″E / 34.85444°N 133.01917°E / 34.85444; 133.01917
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureHiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorSuehiko Takiguchi (since December 2002)
Area
 • Total1,246.60 km2 (481.31 sq mi)
Population
(May 31, 2018.)
 • Total35,870
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreePine
 • FlowerSakura, Azalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-10-1 Nakamoto-chō, Shōbara-shi, Hiroshima-ken
727-8501
Websitewww.city.shobara.hiroshima.jp

Shōbara (庄原市, Shōbara-shi) is a city located in northeastern Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 31, 1954.

As of May 31st, 2018, the city has an estimated population of 35,870 and a population density of 28.77 persons per km².[1] The total area is 1,246.60 km².

On March 31, 2005, the towns of Hiwa, Kuchiwa, Saijō, Takano, and Tōjō (all from Hiba District), and the town of Sōryō (from Kōnu District) were merged into Shōbara. Hiba District and Kōnu District were both dissolved as a result of this merger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Shōbara City" (in Japanese). Japan: Shōbara City. Retrieved 17 May 2017.

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