8 Our Hiroshima Prefecture
〔（3）Land use in Hiroshima Prefecture 〕
We studied land use in Hiroshima Prefecture using the land use map.
The north of Hiroshima Prefecture is mostly mountains and forests. Lower land between mountains and forests is used as fields. Urban areas with houses and shops are located in the center of Miyoshi City and Shobara City.
Plateaus in the center of Hiroshima Prefecture are mostly mountains and forests, with fields and fruit farms in between.
Urban areas with houses and shops are located in the southern plains facing the Seto Inland Sea. Many factories are also located there. Islands in the Seto Inland Sea are mostly mountains and forests with some fruit farms.