11 Trending Words of 2014


city, Hiroshima ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It is located on the mouth of the Nuta River, at the Bingo Channel of the Inland Sea. The city grew around Mihara Castle (1582), and in the 17th century large tracts of land in the locality were brought under cultivation. Mihara has long been an important Inland Sea port; the construction of a wharf at Itozakicho (1864) and a major railway (1894) contributed to its prosperity. By the early 20th century, numerous factories were established, producing fibres, cement, and rolling stock. Chemical factories began operation in the early 1970s. Pop. (2005) 104,196.

Learn more about Mihara with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for mihara

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for mihara