Historical Significance Hiroshima was the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on it in 1945.
Peace Memorial Park The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial park in the center of the city dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima.
UNESCO Site The Hiroshima Peace Memorial, also known as 'Atomic Bomb Dome', is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Recovery From Destruction Hiroshima was rebuilt after World War II, with help from the national government through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law passed in 1949.
Population Hiroshima is the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu – the largest island of Japan – with a population of over 1.1 million.
Major Industries Major industries in Hiroshima include cars (Mazda Motor corporation's headquarters are located here) and tourism.
Cultural Site Hiroshima Castle, also called Carp Castle, is a famous historical site and a great example of a castle built on a plain in the center of a city, rather than on a hill or mountain.
Famous Events Every August 6, the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to pray for the peaceful repose of the victims of the atomic bombing and to appeal for lasting world peace.
Local Cuisine Hiroshima is famous for a version of okonomiyaki (a savory pancake) cooked on a layer of noodles and stacked like a sandwich.
Climate Hiroshima has a humid subtropical climate with hot humid summers, significant rainfall and mild winters.