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Overview of Hiroshima Prefecture

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Hiroshima Prefecture is situated in the southwestern part of Japan’s main island of Honshu with a total land area of 8,479km2 and a population of about 2.9 million people.
The prefecture’s geography is generally mountainous.
The Western Chugoku Mountain Range is comprised of a series of mountains at least 1,000 meters in elevation in the northern part of the prefecture.
In addition, clear river gorges, scenic new growth in the spring, and the beautiful colors of fall spread over a vast area.
To the south, the prefecture borders the Seto Inland Sea, an area dotted with countless islands both large and small creating a panorama of island beauty.

Hiroshima Prefecture Map