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Tuscaloosa maintains active Sister Cities relationships with Narashino, Japan and Schorndorf, Germany.

In alternating years, community and school groups visit those cities, or groups from those cities visit us.

There are plans next year to add a small Sister Cities Park along the riverfront, and to add a miniature replica of Schorndorf's town square inside the children's museum. There are items from Narashino on display in City Hall and at the children's museum, and there are a couple of small plantings of cherry trees in town donated by Narashino businesspeople.

At one point, there were plans to add a sister city somewhere in Africa, but that fell through for unknown reasons.

Our main suburb, Northport, yesterday passed a resolution to "adopt" the town of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, an area that was squashed by Katrina. Like Northport, Bay St. Louis is a small town with an active art community. Northport has sent one trailer-truckload of supplies down there so far, and is raising private donations to send another later this month.

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According to Wikipedia.org, New Orleans has 10 sister cities.

Juan-les-Pins, France

Maracaibo, Venezuela

Matsue Japan

Merida, Mexico

Innsbruck, Austria

Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo

San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina

Tegucigalpa, Honduras),

Caracas, Venezuela

and Holdfast Bay, Australia

Wikipedia sucks : Juan-les-Pins isn't a municipality but a part of Antibes. :huh:

I'm born in Fourmies, sister city of Bernburg, Germany since 1967 and Fridley, near to Minneapolis, since 1978.

Villeneuve-d'Ascq has 7 sisters cities :

Stirling, scotland since 1984

Tournai, Belgium

Haidari, Greece

Leverkusen, Germany

La Possession, R

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The City of Minneapolis recognizes "sister city" friendships with eight cities abroad. These relationships are supported and implemented by citizen groups here in Minneapolis whose members organize the exchanges and other activities. They have also been accredited by Sister Cities, International, in Washington D.C.

Eldoret, Kenya

Location: Highlands north of Nairobi

Date of Agreement: 2000

Sponsor organization: International Leadership Institute, Eldoret Forum

e-mail: [email protected]

Harbin, China

Location: Northern China

Date of Agreement: 1992

Sponsor Organization: US-China People's Friendship Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis Harbin Sister City Committee:

e-mail: [email protected]

City of Harbin: http://www.up369.com

Ibaraki City, Japan

Location: Northern Osaka Prefecture

Date of Agreement: 1980

Sponsor Organization: Minneapolis Ibaraki Sister City Association web site: http://www.misca.org

Kuopio, Finland

Location: East-central Finland lake district

Date of Agreement: 1972

Sponsor Organization: Minneapolis Kuopio Sister City Committee

e-mail: [email protected]

City of Kuopio: http//www.kuopio.fi/english/index.htm

Novosibirsk, Russia (joint with City of St. Paul)

Location: Central Siberia

Date of Agreement: 1988

Sponsor Organization: American Siberian Education Foundation

e-mail: [email protected]

Santiago, Chile

Location: Central Chile

Date of Agreement: 1961

Sponsor Organization: Minneapolis Santiago Committee

e-mail: [email protected]

Tours, France

Location: West-central France

Date of Agreement: 1991

Sponsor Organization: Minneapolis Tours Sister City Association

e-mail: [email protected]

City of Tours: http://www.tours.fr/page_index/index.html

Uppsala, Sweden

Location: Eastern Sweden just north of Stockholm

Date of Agreement: 2000

Sponsor Organization: The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis-Uppsala Friendship Committee

The American Swedish Institute

Minneapolis Uppsala Friendship Committee

e-mail: [email protected]

City of Uppsala

The City also maintains informal connections with additional cities abroad.

Hiroshima, Japan

Location: Southern Japan

Purpose: Support for Hiroshima's anti-nuclear weapons work and other peace work; support for the Lyndale Park Peace Garden

Sponsor organization: Minneapolis-Hiroshima Friendship Cities, Inc.

e-mail: [email protected]

Kampala, Uganda

Location: Southern Uganda

Purpose: Friendship and mutual benefits

Sponsor organization: Minneapolis-Kampala Friendship Association

e-mail: [email protected]

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Minneapolis' fraternal twin, St. Paul maintains a Sister Cities program that includes the following:

Changsha, China

Ciudad Romero, El Salvador

Culiacan, Mexico

Hadera and Tiberias, Israel

Lawaaikamp, South Africa

Manzanillo, Mexico

Modena, Italy

Nagasaki, Japan, established December 7, 1955

Neuss, Germany

Novosibirsk, Russia

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