Sister cities of Ube, Yamaguchi
Ube (宇部市 Ube-shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan on the Seto Inland Sea. The city was founded on November 1, 1921.
As of February 2010, the city has an estimated population of 179,000 and a population density of 622 persons per km². The total area is 287.69 km².
On November 1, 2004, the town of Kusunoki (from Asa District) was merged into Ube.
Its industrial base is in chemicals, concrete, and steel. The presence of Ube Industries in the city's economy is significant.
Previously a coal mining town, the city has developed an effective policy to improve its environment. In particular it has combated the problem of air pollution and its success in doing so saw it being recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme as among UNEP's Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1997.
Former prime minister of Japan Naoto Kan was born in Ube.
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