Kurume

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Kurume
久留米市
From the upper left: Nishitetsu Kurume Station, city hall, Suitengu shrine, Kora-taisha shrine, Narita-san temple Ishibashi 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
Official seal of Kurume
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
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorToshinori Narahara (since February 2010)
Area
 • Total229.96 km2 (88.79 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2019)
 • Total303,579
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address15-3 Jonan, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka-ken
830-8520
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.city.kurume.fukuoka.jp
Symbols
FlowerAzalea, Cosmos
TreeCinnamomum camphora, Zelkova serrata, Rhus succedanea, Camellia, Round Leaf Holly

Kurume (久留米市, Kurume-shi) is a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of June 1, 2019, the city has an estimated population of 303,579[1] and a population density of 1,320 persons per km². The total area is 229.96 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]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Kurume has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa). The average annual temperature in Kurume is 16.8 °C (62.2 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,938.4 mm (76.31 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 28.2 °C (82.8 °F), and lowest in January, at around 5.6 °C (42.1 °F).[2] The highest temperature ever recorded in Kurume was 39.5 °C (103.1 °F) on 13 August 2018; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −6.5 °C (20.3 °F) on 25 January 2016.[3]

Climate data for Kurume (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1977−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.0
(68.0)
23.0
(73.4)
25.1
(77.2)
30.7
(87.3)
35.8
(96.4)
37.5
(99.5)
38.5
(101.3)
39.5
(103.1)
37.0
(98.6)
33.2
(91.8)
27.1
(80.8)
23.9
(75.0)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) 10.1
(50.2)
11.8
(53.2)
15.4
(59.7)
21.0
(69.8)
25.9
(78.6)
28.2
(82.8)
31.8
(89.2)
33.1
(91.6)
29.3
(84.7)
24.2
(75.6)
18.1
(64.6)
12.3
(54.1)
21.8
(71.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
6.9
(44.4)
10.2
(50.4)
15.2
(59.4)
20.0
(68.0)
23.5
(74.3)
27.3
(81.1)
28.2
(82.8)
24.5
(76.1)
19.1
(66.4)
13.2
(55.8)
7.7
(45.9)
16.8
(62.2)
Average low °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
2.5
(36.5)
5.5
(41.9)
10.1
(50.2)
15.1
(59.2)
19.8
(67.6)
24.0
(75.2)
24.6
(76.3)
20.9
(69.6)
14.8
(58.6)
8.9
(48.0)
3.6
(38.5)
12.6
(54.7)
Record low °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−6.1
(21.0)
−4.9
(23.2)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.9
(42.6)
10.8
(51.4)
16.8
(62.2)
17.9
(64.2)
9.9
(49.8)
3.7
(38.7)
−0.8
(30.6)
−3.9
(25.0)
−6.5
(20.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.0
(2.20)
80.2
(3.16)
122.5
(4.82)
156.0
(6.14)
177.7
(7.00)
339.2
(13.35)
376.3
(14.81)
227.7
(8.96)
165.4
(6.51)
89.1
(3.51)
89.3
(3.52)
59.0
(2.32)
1,938.4
(76.31)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 8.3 9.0 10.6 9.9 9.4 13.2 12.6 10.7 9.0 6.2 8.3 7.8 115
Mean monthly sunshine hours 125.6 138.6 170.0 186.6 191.9 125.3 173.6 204.6 178.4 185.2 147.9 131.3 1,963.9
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[2][3]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Fukuoka Prefecture[edit]

Saga Prefecture[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data, the population of Kurume in 2020 is 303,316 people.[4] Kurume has been conducting censuses since 1960.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1960 248,997—    
1965 248,963−0.0%
1970 255,203+2.5%
1975 265,132+3.9%
1980 280,291+5.7%
1985 288,574+3.0%
1990 294,665+2.1%
1995 302,741+2.7%
2000 304,884+0.7%
2005 306,434+0.5%
2010 302,323−1.3%
2015 304,552+0.7%
2020 303,316−0.4%
Kurume population statistics[4]

Industry[edit]

Traditional products[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

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.

Sister cities[edit]

Kurume is twinned with these cities.

Notable people born or raised in Kurume[edit]

In chronological order of birth year:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b Kurume population statistics
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