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

Mihara

三原市
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Flag of Mihara
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Official seal of Mihara
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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
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureHiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorSho Tenma
Area
 • Total471.03 km2 (181.87 sq mi)
Population
 (July 31, 2016)
 • Total97,324
 • Density206.62/km2 (535.1/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCamphor laurel
 • FlowerUme and Satsuki azalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address3-5-1, Minatomachi, Mihara-shi, Hiroshima-ken
723-8601
Websitewww.city.mihara.hiroshima.jp

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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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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  1. ^ "A tourist guide to Sagishima" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Shindo Kaneto Kantoku "Hadaka no Shima" Sankotsu e". Nikkan Sports.

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