🇯🇵 Shōbara is a city located in north-eastern Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded in 1954. In 2005, the towns of Hiwa, Kuchiwa, Saijō, Takano, and Tōjō (all from Hiba District), and the town of Sōryō (from Kōnu District) were merged into Shōbara. Hiba District and Kōnu District were both dissolved as a result of this merger.
Shōbara has a population of over 35,870 people. Shōbara also forms part of the wider Hiroshima Prefecture which has a population of over 2,811,410 people. Shōbara is situated 18 km north-east of Miyoshi.