Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest town inside the Chugoku place of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. Hiroshima won city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima became a delegated town. As of August 2016, the metropolis had an predicted populace of 1,196,274. The gross home product GDP in Greater Hiroshima, Hiroshima Urban Employment Area, became US $61.3 billion as of 2010.
Kazumi Matsui has been the city's mayor due to the fact that April 2011. Hiroshima become the primary metropolis centered through a nuclear weapon, when the USA Army Air Forces USAAF dropped an atomic bomb on the metropolis at 8:15 A.M. On August 6, 1945, close to the quit of World War II Hiroshima has a expert symphony orchestra, which has executed at Wel City Hiroshima on account that 1963.
There are also many museums in Hiroshima, which include the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, in conjunction with several art museums. The Hiroshima Museum of Art, which has a large collection of French renaissance artwork, opened in 1978. The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum opened in 1968, and is placed near Shukkei-en gardens. The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened in 1989, is placed near Hijiyama Park. Festivals consist of Hiroshima Flower Festival and Hiroshima International Animation Festival.