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Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima

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.

Hatsukaichi
廿日市市
City
Hatsukaichi City Hall
Hatsukaichi City Hall
Flag of Hatsukaichi
Flag
Official seal of Hatsukaichi
Emblem
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
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureHiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKatsuhiro Shinno
Area
 • Total489.36 km2 (188.94 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2016)
 • Total117,106
 • Density239.36/km2 (619.9/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeSakura
 • FlowerSatsuki azalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-11-1 Shimohera, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken.
738-8501
Websitewww.city.hatsukaichi.hiroshima.jp

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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HistoryEdit

EducationEdit

Points of interestEdit

 
Torii Gate in Itsukushima Shrine
  • Hatsukaichi City is considered to be the birthplace of kendama, a traditional Japanese toy.

TransportationEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Hatsukaichi has Sister City relationships with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miyajima Water Fireworks Display". Retrieved July 20, 2012.

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