Hiroshima Travel Guide, Japan
The city of Hiroshima happens to be the capital city for the Prefecture of Hiroshima. The country of Japan is made up of around 47 prefectures and the Hiroshima Prefecture is one them. Almost everyone around this planet is aware of this city as it was the first city which ever had to face the attack of a nuclear bomb. It was during the Second World War when United States of America dropped the nuclear bomb on the city of Hiroshima and this finally forced the Japanese army to withdraw from the World War II.
As per the census of year 2006 the population for the city of Hiroshima was around 1155000 inhabitants. On the other hand the census of year 2000 estimated that the population for the metropolitan area of Hiroshima was around 2044000 inhabitants. The city of Hiroshima stretches over an area of around 900 kilometer square. The population for the city of Hiroshima was around 420000 inhabitants as per the census of year 1942 but after the nuclear attack the population for the city of Hiroshima dropped to 138000 inhabitants. This proves the intensity of the bomb that was dropped into the city of Hiroshima. The effects of the bomb are still visible in the city of Hiroshima on the new born kids which are many times born with some deficiencies which doctor says are due to the bomb that was dropped on the city.
The city of Hiroshima is amongst the many port cities of Japan and this port along with the International Airport are constantly used by the businessmen of Japan to transfer goods from one city to another. Automobile industry in the city of Hiroshima is amongst the largest industries that are the backbone for the economy of Hiroshima. Production of car parts, cars, and various other economical equipments are some niches where the industries of Hiroshima excel. Mazda Motor Company contributes over 32 percent of the GDP for the city of Hiroshima. As of now Ford Motor Company controls the Mazda Motor Company although they still use the Mazda logo due to its fan following. The city of Hiroshima has many skilled personals and technological environment which has become the major reason why so many industries are getting attracted towards this city.
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