Sister Cities of Durham, North Carolina

Linking Durham to Cities in China, Costa Rica, England, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Tanzania

Zhuzhou, China

ZHUZHOU, CHINA  Sister City Since 2013
Located in south central China, Zhuzhou is one of the "Triangle Cities" of Hunan Province, which includes the capital Changsa.  It is the birth place of the Yan Emperor, one of the two ancestors of the culture and people of China (Yan and Huang).  It is a high-tech city and a major railroad center.  Hunan Province is known for its very spicy food.

The "Mountains -- Waterways" connection focuses on the Wulingyuan Historical Site as part of the Wuling Mountain Range.  It has over 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1992.


Pictured below:  Durham students and teachers from the School for Creative Studies visit #8 School in Zhuzhou.

Activities and Programs:
-- Educational Partnerships with schools in Zhuzhou, especially Durham's School for Creative Studies

-- Supporting Duke Gardens for the Sister Cities Chinese Garden in the Asiatic Arboretum

-- Supporting the Carolina China Council for programs in the Arts and Business Development.
-- Hosting local government delegations to meet with Durham government officials, DPS, Discover Durham, and Duke Gardens.