Sister Cities of Durham, North Carolina

Durham and our Sister Cities:  Zhuzhou-China;Tilaran-Costa Rica; Durham-England; Kavala-Greece; 
Toyama-Japan; Celaya-Mexico; Sibiu-Romania; Kostroma-Russia; Arusha-Tanzania

Durham, England, United Kingdom  

PIctured above:   The poppy wreath, sent from Durham, England, was placed on the World War I Memorial in Durham with representatives of the County Commissioners and City Council attending.

DURHAM, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, Sister City since 1975.

Durham is a former coal-mining region.  Durham's university is the third-oldest in England.  
Its 900-year-old cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In our "Mountains & Waterways" focus, Durham is just 20 miles inland from the North Sea, 

Activities of the Durham-UK City Committee

-- Neighbor Exchanges between the two cities

-- Photo Project: Photos of Durham, NC to Durham, England for Exhibit

-- Global "Tea Tasting"
--  WW I Wreath Ceremony
-- Exchanging music and theatrical groups from Durham, England
-- Castle Theatre of Durham University presenting Shakespeare plays

-- School exchange visits