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Kurobe City Hall
Location of Kurobe in Toyama Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Yasuo Horiuchi|
|• Total||426.31 km2 (164.60 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||95.8/km2 (248/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Tsuga sieboldii, Juglans|
|• Flower||Cherry blossom, Camellia|
|Address||725 Mikkaichi, Kurobe-shi, Toyama-ken 938-8555|
Kurobe (黒部市 Kurobe-shi) is a city in Toyama Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], 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).
Kurobe is located in eastern Toyama Prefecture.
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.
Kurobe is the world headquarters of YKK.
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.
- JR West – Hokuriku Shinkansen
- Ainokaze Toyama Railway
- Toyama Chihō Railway Main Line
- Kurobe Gorge Railway
- - Macon, Georgia, United States
- - Sneek, Friesland, Netherlands
- – Samcheok, Korea, friendship city
- Kurobe Gorge
- Unazuki Onsen
Notable people from Kurobe
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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- Official website (in Japanese)