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Matsue, Shimane

city in Japan

Matsue (松江) is a city in Japan on the Japan Sea coast. It is the capital of Shimane Prefecture. It is known for its historic castle and as the home of Lafcadio Hearn.

Matsue

松江
松江市 · Matsue
Official seal of Matsue
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Location of Matsue in Shimane
Location of Matsue in Shimane
Matsue is located in Japan
Matsue
Matsue
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°28′N 133°3′E / 35.467°N 133.050°E / 35.467; 133.050Coordinates: 35°28′N 133°3′E / 35.467°N 133.050°E / 35.467; 133.050
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
PrefectureShimane
Government
 • MayorMasataka Matsuura (since June 2000)
Area
 • Total530.21 km2 (204.72 sq mi)
Population
 (April 30, 2011)
 • Total191,852
 • Density361.84/km2 (937.2/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreePinus, Cherry blossom
 • FlowerCamellia, Phony
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address86 Suetsugu, Matsue-shi, Shimane-ken
690-8540
Websitewww.city.matsue.shimane.jp