Shimane prefecture

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Shimane prefecture (島根県 Shimane-ken) is an area of Japan located in the Chugoku region of Honshu island, within the northerly Sanin area. Its population was 737,000 in 2006.[1]

Shimane's capital is Matsue (松江市 Matsue-shi).


  1. Japan Statistical Yearbook: 'Population by Prefecture 1920-2006'. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. .xls document.