Kurume

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Kurume

久留米市
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From the upper left:
Nishitetsu Kurume Station, city hall, Suitengu shrine,
Kora-taisha shrine, Narita-san temple
Ishibashi bunka center, JR Kurume Station
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Location of Kurume in Fukuoka Prefecture
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Kurume
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°19′N130°31′E / 33.317°N 130.517°E / 33.317; 130.517 Coordinates: 33°19′N130°31′E / 33.317°N 130.517°E / 33.317; 130.517
CountryJapan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka 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 zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address15-3 Jonan, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka-ken
830-8520
Website www.city.kurume.fukuoka.jp
Symbols
Flower Azalea, Cosmos
Tree Cinnamomum 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.

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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 ]

Neighboring municipalities

Fukuoka Prefecture

Saga Prefecture

Traditional products

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.

Universities

Transport

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

Kurume is twinned with these cities.

Notable people born or raised in Kurume

In chronological order of birth year:

See also

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