Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima

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Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima

広島市安佐南区
Ward of Hiroshima
安佐南区• Asaminami-ku
Hiroshima Big Arch
Hiroshima Big Arch
Location of Mihama in Asaminami-ku in Hiroshima City
Location of Mihama in Asaminami-ku in Hiroshima City
Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima is located in Japan
Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima
Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima
 
Coordinates: 34°27′07″N 132°28′19″E / 34.45194°N 132.47194°E / 34.45194; 132.47194Coordinates: 34°27′07″N 132°28′19″E / 34.45194°N 132.47194°E / 34.45194; 132.47194
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (Sanyo)
PrefectureHiroshima
CityHiroshima
Area
 • Total117.24 km2 (45.27 sq mi)
Population
 (January 1, 2018)[2][a]
 • Total245,475
 • Density2,094/km2 (5,420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Postal731-0193
Asaminami Ward Office's AddressFuruichi 1-33-14, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture (広島県広島市安佐南区古市1丁目33番14号)
Phone81-(0)82-831-4925, 831-4927

Asaminami-ku (安佐南区) is one of the eight wards of the city of Hiroshima, located in the south of former Asa District [ja].

Asa District consisted of Gion-cho [ja], Yasufuruichi-cho [ja], Sato-cho [ja], Numata-cho [ja]. After being merged with Hiroshima in 1973, this ward was named Asaminami-ku; the largest station of Astramline, a new traffic system, is in Asaminami-ku. This system brought population inflow.[citation needed]

As of January 1 2018, the ward has an estimated population of 245,475, with 101,941 households and a density of 2094 persons per km²; the total area is 117.24 km².[2][1]

Transportation[edit]

JR-Kabe line[edit]

Astram line[edit]

Expressway[edit]

Industry[edit]

Hiroshima Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Gion closed its doors in 2003.

Education[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Former Sato-cho [ja], now a part of the ward, has been a major production area for Hiroshimana [ja] since Meiji era. Hiroshimana is a variety of Chinese cabbage and is the main material used for making Hiroshimanazuke (literally "pickled Hiroshimana").[3][4][5]

Landslide[edit]

In August 2014 many people died in a landslide after very heavy rain.[6]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The density was calculated based on the population estimates and the total area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "広島市 - 面積" (in Japanese). Hiroshima City. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "広島市 - 推計人口" (in Japanese). Hiroshima City. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "佐東(さとう)とは - コトバンク". kotobank (in Japanese). Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "広島菜(ヒロシマナ)とは - コトバンク". kotobank (in Japanese). Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  5. ^ Mikami Shousou (1998). 広島菜栽培地域川内地区の経済地理学的研究. 広島経済大学研究双書 (in Japanese). Hiroshima University of Economics. pp. 6–9. JPNO 99107788.
  6. ^ "Japan landslides: deaths confirmed after homes swept away". the Guardian. August 20, 2014.