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Durham, UK


Founded: 1975

Head of Government: Mayor Lesley Mavin

Population: 67,000

Area: 18.28 sq km / 7.05 sq mi

Main Industries: education, tourism, healthcare,

and research.

Relationship Established

 Sister City Agreement 1975

Additional Resources:


Durham, UK

Durham, England, UK  has been a 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


Pictured to the left: 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.

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