8 Our Hiroshima Prefecture
〔（1）Location of Hiroshima Prefecture 〕
Higashihiroshima City is located in Hiroshima Prefecture. Hiroshima Prefecture has 14 cities and 9 towns. It shares borders with Okayama Prefecture to the east, Yamaguchi Prefecture to the west, Shimane Prefecture to the north, and Tottori Prefecture to the northeast. These 5 prefectures form the Chugoku Region. Hiroshima Prefecture also shares a border with Ehime Prefecture in the south and Kagawa Prefecture in the southeast across the sea.
Industries and commerce flourish around Hiroshima City and Fukuyama City. Various agricultural products are produced across the prefecture depending on the temperature and precipitation. Fishing also flourishes in the Seto Inland Sea. Hiroshima Prefecture has almost everything that is produced or grown in Japan. So, it is called a “miniature Japan”.
Let’s study the geographic features, land use, transportation, and industries of Hiroshima Prefecture and reflect on their characteristics.