Shima (志摩市 Shima-shi) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the city had an estimated population of 53,056 and a population density of 295 persons per km². The total area was 179.67 km².
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.
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The modern city of Shima was formed on October 1, 2004, by the merger of all five towns (Ago, Daiō, Hamajima, Isobe and the former town of Shima) from Shima District, which was dissolved by the merger.
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