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Kure

(ko͞o`rā), city (1990 pop. 216,723), Hiroshima prefecture, SW Honshu, Japan, on Hiroshima Bay. It is a major naval base and port, and merchant ships and oil tankers are built there. In addition to steel and machinery, semiconductor manufacturing devices and micrometers are also manufactured in Kure.
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Kure

 

a city and port in Japan on Honshu, in the prefecture of Hiroshima, along the coast of a natural bay of the Inland Sea. Population, 235,200 (1970). The port’s freight turnover totals about 5 million tons (1970), of which 1 million tons are foreign-trade freight. The country’s largest shipyards are located here. Other industries include metallurgy, metalworking, petrochemicals, engine construction, food processing, paper manufacture, and the production of arms and ammunition. The city has a naval base and arsenal, oil storage tanks, and coal supplies.

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Kure

a port in SW Japan, on SW Honshu: a naval base; shipyards. Pop.: 202 628 (2002 est.)
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