Masuda, Shimane

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Masuda
益田市
City
Official seal of Masuda
Symbol
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)
Symbols
 • Tree Keyaki
 • Flower Narcissus
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-1, Tokiwa-chō, Masuda-shi, Shimane-ken
698-8650
Website www.city.masuda.lg.jp

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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