Kure West Area
Kure is a port and major shipbuilding city situated on the Seto Inland Sea in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. With a strong industrial heritage Kure hosts the second oldest naval dockyard in Japan and remains an important base for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF). As of May 1, 2015, the city has an estimated population of 228,030 and a population density of 646 persons per km². The total area is 352.80 km².