Matsue, Shimane

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Matsue

松江
松江市 · Matsue
Official seal of Matsue
Flag
Location of Matsue in Shimane
Location of Matsue in Shimane
Matsue is located in Japan
Matsue
Matsue
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°28′N 133°3′E / 35.467°N 133.050°E / 35.467; 133.050Coordinates: 35°28′N 133°3′E / 35.467°N 133.050°E / 35.467; 133.050
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
PrefectureShimane
Government
 • MayorMasataka Matsuura (since June 2000)
Area
 • Total530.21 km2 (204.72 sq mi)
Population
(April 30, 2011)
 • Total191,852
 • Density361.84/km2 (937.2/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreePinus, Cherry blossom
 • FlowerCamellia, Phony
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address86 Suetsugu, Matsue-shi, Shimane-ken
690-8540
Websitewww.city.matsue.shimane.jp

Matsue (松江) is a city in Japan on the Japan Sea coast. It is the capital of Shimane Prefecture. It is known for its historic castle and as the home of Lafcadio Hearn.