Kurume, Fukuoka

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Kurume
久留米市
Core city

From the upper left: Nishitetsu Kurume Station, city hall, Suitengu shrine, Kora-taisha shrine, Narita-san templeIshibashi bunka center, JR Kurume Station
From the upper left:

Nishitetsu Kurume Station, city hall, Suitengu shrine,
Kora-taisha shrine, Narita-san temple
Ishibashi bunka center, JR Kurume Station
Flag of Kurume
Flag
Location of Kurume in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Kurume in Fukuoka Prefecture
Kurume is located in Japan
Kurume
Kurume
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°31′E / 33.317°N 130.517°E / 33.317; 130.517Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°31′E / 33.317°N 130.517°E / 33.317; 130.517
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Toshinori Narahara (since February 2010)
Area
 • Total 229.84 km2 (88.74 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2010)
 • Total 303,277
 • Density 1,319.51/km2 (3,417.5/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora, Zelkova serrata, Rhus succedanea, Camellia, Round Leaf Holly
- Flower Azalea, Cosmos
Address 15-3 Jonan, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka-ken
830-8520
Phone number 0942-30-9000
Website www.city.kurume.fukuoka.jp

Kurume (久留米市 Kurume-shi?) is a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 303,277 and a population density of 1,319.51 persons per km². The total area is 229.84 km².

On February 5, 2005, the town of Kitano (from Mii District), the towns of Jōjima and Mizuma (both from Mizuma District), and the town of Tanushimaru (from Ukiha District) were merged into Kurume.[citation needed]

Traditional products[edit]

Traditional products of Kurume are the kasuri (?), roughly woven indigo dyed cloth; pork soup (tonkotsu) ramen noodles; and trays and bowls made from rantai shikki (籃胎漆器?), a composite made from lacquered bamboo.

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Transport[edit]

Kurume Station is served by the Kyushu Shinkansen and Kyudai Main Line east to Oita, while Nishitetsu Kurume Station is served by the Nishitetsu Amagi Line.

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