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The longest bench in the world at Masuho Beach
Location of Shika in Ishikawa Prefecture
|• Mayor||Masaru Koizumi (since September 2009)|
|• Total||246.55 km2 (95.19 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2011)|
|• Density||94/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||1-1 Sueyoshi Senko, Shika-machi, Hakui-gun, Ishikawa-ken
As of August 2011, the town has a registered population of 23,177. The total area is 246.55 km².
On September 1, 2005, the former town of Togi was merged into the town.
There are two nuclear power stations in Shika.
A natural feature of Shika is the Ganmon caves.
On January 9, 2015 a resident reported a wooden boat to the local police, which was washed up on the shore. Due to Hangul characters on the boat it was suspected to be from North Korea. The police arrested one man on the boat, who claimed he had left North Korea unintended in mid-December 2014 when conducting an inspection of the boat. 
- "Police questioning man found on boat suspected to have arrived from North Korea". Mainichi. 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
- "Man whose boat washed ashore in Ishikawa Pref. says he came from North Korea". Mainichi. 2015-01-10. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
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