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Koriyama

(kōrē`yämä), city (1990 pop. 314,642), Fukushima prefecture, N Honshu, Japan, on the Abukuma River. It is a major commercial and communications center with industries producing textiles, chemicals, machinery, electrical appliances, and food products.
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Koriyama

 

a city in Japan, in the eastern part of the island of Honshu, in Fukushima Prefecture. Population, 242,000 (1970 census; 91,000 in 1955). Koriyama is a transportation junction and a center for the production of textiles (cotton fabrics and silk products), aluminum, foodstuffs, and electric machines.

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