Kurobe, Toyama

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Kurobe
黒部市
City
Kurobe City Hall
Kurobe City Hall
Flag of Kurobe
Flag
Official seal of Kurobe
Seal
Location of Kurobe in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Kurobe in Toyama Prefecture
Kurobe is located in Japan
Kurobe
Kurobe
 
Coordinates: 36°52′N 137°27′E / 36.867°N 137.450°E / 36.867; 137.450Coordinates: 36°52′N 137°27′E / 36.867°N 137.450°E / 36.867; 137.450
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Toyama
Government
 • - Mayor Yasuo Horiuchi
Area
 • Total 426.31 km2 (164.60 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 40,823
 • Density 95.8/km2 (248/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Tsuga sieboldii, Juglans
• Flower Cherry blossom, Camellia
Phone number 0765-54-2111
Address 725 Mikkaichi, Kurobe-shi, Toyama-ken 938-8555
Website kurobe.city.kurobe.toyama.jp

Kurobe (黒部市, Kurobe-shi) is a city in Toyama Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the city had an estimated population of 40,823 and a population density of 95.8 persons per km². Its total area was 426.31 square kilometres (164.60 sq mi).[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Kurobe is located in eastern Toyama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kurobe was part of ancient Etchū Province. The towns of Ikuji and Mikkaichi were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. On April 1, 1954, the town of Ikuji merged with the town of Sakurai to form the city of Kurobe.[citation needed]

On March 31, 2006 the town of Unazuki (from Shimoniikawa District) was merged into Kurobe.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Kurobe is the world headquarters of YKK.

Education[edit]

Kurobe has nine public elementary schools and four public junior high schools. The city has one public high school operated by the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education. The prefecture also operates one special education school.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Notable people from Kurobe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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