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Hōfu is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 117,535 and a population density of 623 of persons per km². The total area is 188.59 km².HistoryHōfu means "the capital of Suō Province ". The eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture was formerly called Suō Province.The city was founded on August 25, 1936. The city's change during the past fifty years can be visualised in the animated film Mai Mai Miracle, with its story taking place in the year of 1955 .Mazda maintains a large automobile factory in Hōfu.EducationYamaguchi Junior College (private junior college)Main sightseeing spots Hōfu Tenman-gūSportsHofu Keirin venueSister Cities 25px Akitakata, Hiroshima, Japan since July 16, 1971 25px Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea since October 29, 1991 25px Monroe, Michigan, United States, since May 29, 1993
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