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Prefecture of Shimane, Japan

Location of prefecture of Shimane on a map

Shimane is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 761,499 people, it is the 46th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Shimane gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Shimane is lead by Zenbee Mizoguchiand is based in the prefecture capital of Matsue (Population: 156,811).

The most populous cities in Shimane are: Matsue-shi (Population: 156,811), Izumo (Population: 89,286).

Shimane Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_32
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Matsue-shi (Population: 156,811)
Head of Government Zenbee Mizoguchi
Total Population 761,499
Total Area 6,707 sq km (2,590 sq miles)
Population Density 113.5 sq km (294.1 sq miles)
This page was last modified on July 24, 2015.

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