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Kurobe, Toyama

Kurobe 黒部市, Kurobe-shi is a city located in Toyama Prefecture, Japan The city was founded on April 1, 1954

As of January 31, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 42,613, with 14,789 households and a population density of 9957 persons per km² The total area is 42796 km²

On March 31, 2006 the town of Unazuki from Shimoniikawa District was merged into Kurobe


  • 1 Shigotani dormitory disaster
  • 2 Economy
  • 3 Twin cities
  • 4 See also
  • 5 External links

Shigotani dormitory disaster

On December 27, 1938, a bubble avalanche of heavy snow hit a five-story dormitory building, which was owned by the Sato Kogyo construction company The company was responsible for the construction of Shigotani dam and hydroelectricity plant from 1936 to 1940 The construction site was geologically unstable, as it was over a hot rock mining zone According to the Toyama Prefectureal official report, 84 people died due to the 1938 avalanche; a total number of 300 people lost their lives during five years' construction


It is the world headquarters of the YKK

Twin cities

  • Macon, Georgia, United States
  • Sneek, Friesland, Netherlands

See also

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

External links

  • Kurobe City official website Japanese

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