Hiroshima

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Hiroshima (広島市 Hiroshima-shi?) (About this sound listen ) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshū, the largest island of Japan. It became best known as the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon when the United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 A.M. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.[1]

Hiroshima gained municipality status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima became a designated city. The city's current mayor is Tadatoshi Akiba.

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