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Kashima, Shimane

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Kashima (鹿島町, Kashima-chō) was a town located in Yatsuka District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 8,071 and a density of 277.93 persons per km2. The total area was 29.04 km2.

On March 31, 2005, Kashima, along with the towns of Mihonoseki, Shimane, Shinji, Tamayu and Yatsuka, and the village of Yakumo (all from Yatsuka District), was merged into the expanded city of Matsue.[1][2]


  1. ^ "島根県:市町村合併(トップ / 県政・統計 / 市町村情報 / 市町村情報 / 市町村合併)". Shima Prefectural Government. Retrieved 2024-02-07.
  2. ^ 住民基本台帳人口移動報告年報 [Annual Report on Population Movement in the Basic Resident Register] (in Japanese). 総務庁統計局. 2005. p. 146. Matsue-shi, Kashima-cho, Shimane-cho, Mihonoseki-cho, Yakumo-mura, Tamayu-cho, Shinji-cho and Yatsuka-cho were incorporated into a newly established Matsue-shi as of March 31, 2005.

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