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Kurobe city skyline
Location of Kurobe in Toyama Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Yasuo Horiuchi|
|• Total||426.31 km2 (164.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||95.8/km2 (248/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• 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 February 2018[update], the city had an estimated population of 41,564 in 15,387 households 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 northeastern of Toyama Prefecture, with a topography ranging from sea level at Toyama Bay to the 3000 meter mountains of the Northern Alps on the border with Nagano Prefecture. The Kurobe River flows through the city. Kurobe has a humid continental climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by mild summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Kurobe is 13.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2277 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.2 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.6 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Kurobe has declined slightly over the past 40 years.
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.
- West Japan Railway Company (JR West) – Hokuriku Shinkansen
- Ainokaze Toyama Railway
- Toyama Chihō Railway
- Kurobe Gorge Railway
- - Sneek, Friesland, Netherlands, since September 10, 1970
- - Macon-Bibb, Georgia, United States, since May 10, 1977
- – Samcheok, Korea, friendship city
Notable people from Kurobe
- Kurobe city official statistics (in Japanese)
- Kurobe climate data
- Kurobe population statistics
- Kurobe official city history(in Japanese)
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Kurobe city official home page(in Japanese)
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