Etajima, Hiroshima

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Etajima

江田島市
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Etajima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°13′N132°27′E / 34.217°N 132.450°E / 34.217; 132.450 Coordinates: 34°13′N132°27′E / 34.217°N 132.450°E / 34.217; 132.450
CountryJapan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Hiroshima Prefecture
Government
  MayorKaoru Sone
Area
  Total100.97 km2 (38.98 sq mi)
Population
 (December 31, 2016)
  Total24,596
  Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address4859-9 Nōmichō Nakamachi, Etajima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
737-2392
Website www.city.etajima.hiroshima.jp

Etajima (江田島市, Etajima-shi) is a city (formerly a town) located on the island of Etajima in Hiroshima Bay in southwestern Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

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The modern city of Etajima was established on November 1, 2004, from the merger of the town of Etajima (from Aki District) absorbing three towns from Saeki District: Nōmi, Ōgaki, and Okimi.

As of December 31, 2016, population data, the city has an estimated population of 24,596 and a population density of 240 persons per km². [1] The total area is 100.97 km².

A naval museum and the Naval Academy Etajima is located in the portion of the city that was the town.

Etajima holds two annual marathons, the Orange Marathon and the Oyster Marathon.

The Orange Marathon has been held for more than two decades. It is held every year in October, at the beginning of the orange season. Each participant is rewarded for their efforts with a bag of locally grown oranges. The 23rd Annual Orange Marathon in 2008 had over 2000 participants for 1K, 3K, 5K, and 10K runs, and a half-marathon.

The Oyster Marathon is relatively a smaller scale marathon. Participants are rewarded with oysters.

On March 14, 2013, a man went on a stabbing rampage in Etajima, killing two co-workers and wounding six others.[ citation needed ]

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Etajima

Etajima (江田島), also called Nōmi-jima, Nomijima, Nomi Island, or Etajima-Nōmijima (江田島・能美島) is an island in Hiroshima Bay located in southwestern Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The mess with island name originates from the ancient strait at now town Ōgaki-chō Hitonose (大柿町飛渡瀬).

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References

  1. "Official website of Etajima City" (in Japanese). Japan: Etajima City. Archived from the original on 8 March 2005. Retrieved 17 May 2017.