Hiroshima is the capital of the Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshū. It is known throughout the world as the first city in history subject to nuclear warfare when it was bombed by the United States of America on August 6, 1945 during World War II, followed three days later by the bombing of Nagasaki. The target of the A-bomb in Hiroshima was the T-shaped bridge located close to the Genbaku dome - now known as the A-bomb dome. The bomb exploded 580m above ground, 160m away from the dome. The Genbaku dome was the closest building from the hypocenter to withstand the explosion. The A-bomb dome has been maintained in its shape ever since it was bombed, and stands as a symbol of hope for World Peace and elimination of all nuclear weapons. The flame that burns at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial will keep burning until the last nuclear weapon has disappeared from the Earth.


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