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Introduction

Member Regional Governments Japan Shimane Prefecture Introduction

Zenbee Mizoguchi

  • NationJapan
  • Government NameShimane Prefecture
  • GovernorZenbee Mizoguchi

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

Tree

Tree

Japanese Black Pine

Bird

Bird

Swan

Flower

Flower

Peony

Fish

Fish

Flying Fish

History

  • In 1871, abolition of the Han System places the old Shimane and Hamada provinces in the current area of Shimane Prefecture. Later that year, Oki becomes part of Tottori. In 1876, Hamada Prefecture merged with Shimane and is named Shimane Prefecture. Also, Tottori Prefecture merges in the same year. However, five years later, in 1881, the current portion of the Tottori Prefecture separates and the current border is formed.

Topographic Features

  • Shimane Prefecture is situated in the south-west of Honshu, Japan's largest island, bordering with Tottori Prefecture to the east, Yamaguchi Prefecture to the west and Hiroshima Prefecture to the south; and facing onto the Japan Sea (East Sea) to the north. Between 40 and 80 kilometers north of the Shimane coastline are the Oki Islands and further afield are the Korean Peninsula and the Russian Primorsky Territory.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area: 6,707.78㎢(2007)
  • Location: 34˚18′~ 37˚14′north latitude and 131˚40′~133˚23′east longitude
  • Climate: average temperature 15.3℃, annual precipitation 1,640㎜
Population
  • Population: 707,074 (2012. 10. 1)
  • Household: 278,913 (2012. 10. 1
Major events
  • Adachi Museum of Art, Matsue Castle, Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, Matsue Horikawa Sightseeing Cruise

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP(nominal): ¥2,487.5 bln
  • Per Capita Income: ¥2,347,000
Industry
  • Industrial Structure - Primary industry 10.1%, - Secondary industry 25.2% - Tertiary industry 64.1%, - Others 0.6%(2005)
Products
  • Agricultural Product (2006): rice, radish, cabbage, and onion

Others

  • Contact:Culture and International Affairs Division
  • Address: 島根県 松江市 殿町 1番地
  • Tel.:+81-852-22-6463
  • Fax.:+81-852-22-6412
  • Official Website : http://www.pref.shimane.lg.jp