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Kurume
久留米
Core ceety
久留米市 · Kurume
Frae the upper left:
Nishitetsu Kurume Station, ceety haw, Suitengu shrine,
Kora-taisha shrine, Narita-san temple
Ishibashi bunka centre, JR Kurume Station

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Location of Kurume in Fukuoka
Kurume is located in Japan
Kurume
Kurume
 
Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°31′E / 33.317°N 130.517°E / 33.317; 130.517
Kintra Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefectur Fukuoka
Government
 • Mayor Toshinori Narahara (syne Februar 2010)
Population (1 Februar 2010)
 • Total 303,277
 • Density 1,319.51/km2 (3,417.5/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora, Zelkova serrata, Rhus succedanea, Camellia, Roond Leaf Holly
- Flouer Azalea, Cosmos
Phone number 0942-30-9000
Address 15-3 Jonan, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka-ken
830-8520
Website city.kurume.fukuoka.jp

Kurume (久留米市 Kurume-shi?) is a ceety in Fukuoka Prefectur, Japan.

The ceety haes an estimatit population o 303,277 an a population densitie o 1,319.51 persons per km². The total aurie is 229.84 km².

The ceety wis foondit on 1 Aprile 1889.

Mergers[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 5 Februar 2005, the follaein fower touns mergit intae Kurume: the toun o Kitano frae Mii Destrict, the touns o Jōjima an Mizuma frae Mizuma Destrict, an the toun o Tanushimaru frae Ukiha Destrict.

Tradeetional products[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tradeetional products o Kurume are the kasuri (?), roughly woven indigo dyed cloth; pork soup (tonkotsu) ramen noodles; an trays an bowls made frae rantai shikki (籃胎漆器?), a composite made frae lacquered bamboo.

In 2010, Kurume hostit the International Camellia Conference.

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Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Famous people from Kurume include: the faimily o the Bridgestone Tire Corporation (Shojiro Ishibashi), George Shima (the "Potato Keeng" o Californie), the pop group Checkers, the sangster an actress Seiko Matsuda, anime creator Leiji Matsumoto, the televeesion celebrity, Rena Tanaka, actor Ryo Ishibashi, actor Susumu Fujita an the late Izumi Sakai o Zard. The Bridgestone Tire Corporation haes its oreegins in Kurume as tradeetional fuitwear manufacturers, producin the sock-like shoe (tabi), uised bi fermers. They foond that bi coatin the bottom o tabi wi rubber, fermers coud be protectit frae the invasion o parasitic wirms that live in rice paddies.

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