Shima, Mie

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Shima
志摩市
City
Sunset over Ago Bay, Shima
Sunset over Ago Bay, Shima
Flag of Shima
Flag
Official seal of Shima
Seal
Location of Shima in Mie Prefecture
Location of Shima in Mie Prefecture
Shima is located in Japan
Shima
Shima
 
Coordinates: 34°20′N 136°50′E / 34.333°N 136.833°E / 34.333; 136.833Coordinates: 34°20′N 136°50′E / 34.333°N 136.833°E / 34.333; 136.833
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Hidekazu Oguchi
Area
 • Total 179.67 km2 (69.37 sq mi)
Population (September 2012)
 • Total 53,056
 • Density 295/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Flower Tea
Phone number 0599-44-0001
Address 3098-22 Agocho; Ugata, Shima-shi, Mie-ken 517-0592
Website www.city.shima.mie.jp
Shima City Hall

Shima (志摩市 Shima-shi?) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 53,056 and a population density of 295 persons per km². The total area is 179.67 km².

Geography[edit]

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.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The modern city of Shima was established on October 1, 2004, from the merger of the former town of Shima, absorbing the towns of Ago, Daiō, Hamajima and Isobe (all from Shima District).

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