Sunset over Ago Bay, Shima
Location of Shima in Mie Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Hidekazu Oguchi|
|• Total||179.67 km2 (69.37 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2012)|
|• Density||295/km2 (760/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||3098-22 Agocho; Ugata, Shima-shi, Mie-ken 517-0592|
Shima is located on the southern half of Shima Peninsula in far eastern Mie Prefecture, facing Ise Bay of the Pacific Ocean. The city has two inlets: Matoya Bay and Ago Bay. Matoya Bay is famous for oyster cultivation and Ago Bay is famous for pearl cultivation. Both of are sightseeing spots and most of the city is within the borders of the Ise-Shima National Park.
Shima has three inhabited islands; Watakano Island, Kashiko Island and Masaki Island. Watakano Island is located in Matoya Bay, and the others are in Ago Bay.
- Kintetsu – Kintetsu Shima Line
- Yasumasa Hane – Professional go player
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