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Masuda (益田市, Masuda-shi) is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on August 1, 1952.

Masuda

益田市
Masuda City Hall
Masuda City Hall
Flag of Masuda
Flag
Official seal of Masuda
Emblem
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
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'in)
PrefectureShimane Prefecture
Government
 • MayorShintaro Fukuhara (since August 2008)
Area
 • Total733.16 km2 (283.07 sq mi)
Population
 (March 1, 2017)
 • Total46,892
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeKeyaki
 • FlowerNarcissus
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-1, Tokiwa-chō, Masuda-shi, Shimane-ken
698-8650
Websitewww.city.masuda.lg.jp

As of March 2017, the city has a population of 46,892 and a population density of 64 persons per km². The total area is 733.16 km².

At the end of September 2010, the city had a population of 51,118. 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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