Shimane Prefecture Municipalities

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Municipalities of Shimane.

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by Philbert Ono

As of March 31, 2006, Shimane has 8 cities (-shi; 市), 12 towns (-machi; 町), and 1 village (-mura; 村).

Cities

The major cities are Matsue (capital), Hamada, Izumo, and Tsuwano-cho town. *Asterisked sites are in English.

  • Gotsu () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Hamada () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Izumo () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Masuda () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Matsue () - Prefectural capital. Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Oda () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Unnan () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Yasugi () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]

Towns and Villages

Towns (-cho; 町) and villages (-mura; 村) are grouped into non-administrative counties (-gun; 郡). *Asterisked sites are in English.

Municipal Mergers

On Sep. 30, 2004, Shimane had 8 cities (-shi; 市), 41 towns (-machi; 町), and 10 villages (-mura; 村). By March 31, 2006, this changed to 8 cities, 12 towns, and 1 village. Heisei Municipal Mergers between April 1, 1999 and March 31, 2006 are as follows:

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