Masuda, Shimane

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Masuda
益田市
City
Flag of Masuda
Flag
Location of Masuda in Shimane Prefecture
Location of Masuda in Shimane Prefecture
Masuda is located in Japan
Masuda
Masuda
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°40′N 131°51′E / 34.667°N 131.850°E / 34.667; 131.850Coordinates: 34°40′N 131°51′E / 34.667°N 131.850°E / 34.667; 131.850
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'in)
Prefecture Shimane Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shintaro Fukuhara (since August 2008)
Area
 • Total 733.16 km2 (283.07 sq mi)
Population (September 2010)
 • Total 51,118
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Keyaki
- Flower Narcissus
Address 1-1, Tokiwa-chō, Masuda-shi, Shimane-ken
698-8650
Phone number 0856-31-0100
Website City of Masuda

Masuda (益田市 Masuda-shi?) is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on August 1, 1952.

As of September 2010, the city has an estimated population of 51,118 and a population density of 69.7 persons per km². The total area is 733.16 km². At the end of August 2009, the city had a population of 51,599. At the end of September 2008, the city had a population of 52,022.

On November 1, 2004, the towns of Mito and Hikimi (both from Mino District) were merged into Masuda. Therefore, Mino District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

Iwami Airport is located in Masuda.

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