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Matsue, Shimane

Full name松江市 · Matsue
Official name松江市 · Matsue
Settlement typeCity
MayorMasataka Matsuura (since June 2000)
Total Area204.7 sq mi (530.21 km2)
Total Population191852 (April 30, 2011)
Density (pop.)361.84/km2 (937.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture in the Chūgoku region of Japan.

As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 191,852, with household number is 78,965, and a population density of 361.84 persons per km2.

Matsue sits between Lake Shinji and Nakaumi, along the banks of the Ohashi river connecting the two. Due to the prominence of the lakes, the river and canals in the city-scape and scenery it is sometimes called the "water city". Nearby Izumo Taisha is recognized as one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is ranked second in importance only to Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture.

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