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Living in Hiroshima

Hiroshima Prefecture is located in the Chugoku region of Honshu island. Its population is 2.9 million, and its capital is Hiroshima City. Hiroshima is known world-wide as the first ever target of a nuclear attack. The Atomic Dome in Hiroshima City, a World Heritage Site, is one of the only structures that was left standing after the strike. It stands as a symbol of peace today. Another important structure in Hiroshima Prefecture is Itsukushima Shrine. It is one of the most popular and famous sites in Japan and sees many visitors each year. The shrine and its gate appear to be floating in water at high tide. Hiroshima Prefecture also has many unique takes on popular Japanese cuisine, such as layered okonomiyaki.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

16 ℃

Population

Total Population

2,848,000

Foreign Residents

38,545

Foreigner Birth

414

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.32

Age of household heads (years old)

46.7

Income

495,407

Expenditure

421,324

Savings

13,359,000

Liabilities

5,722,000

Total Population

2,848,000

Foreign Residents

38,545

Foreigner Birth

414

annual crime

23,902

annual income

5,944,880

Expenditure Detail

Food

68,881

Rents for dwelling & land

54,976

Imputed rent for owned houses

74,477

Fuel, light & water charges

19,287

Electricity

9,084

Gas

4,164

Furniture & household utensils

9,384

Clothing & footwear

14,108

Medical care

13,416

Transportation & communication

54,111

Public transportation

8,159

Private transportation

30,262

Communication

15,690

Education

20,290

Culture & recreation

32,042

Foreign Nationalities

China

14559

Korea ( South and North )

10334

Philippines

5145

Brasil

3043

Vietnam

1336

Indonesia

801

United States

672

Peru

670

Thailand

661

United Kingdom

197

All data shown has been published by The Japanese Meteorological Agency and The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Information provided by City-Cost is for educational purposes and we hope the data posted here helps you.

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