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Sister Cities

Celebrating Our Sister Cities 

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Even as City Founder George Merrick was in the beginning stages of creating Coral Gables, he dreamed of it as an international city, inspired by the great Mediterranean cities and serving as a gateway to the Americas. Today, Merrick's dream has come true. Not only is the City Beautiful a thriving, multi-cultural community, it also serves as a cultural and economic gateway to the Latin America region.

To further establish international ties, the City has forged relationships with cities around the world through Sister Cities International, an organization founded by President Dwight Eisenhower designed to create opportunities for cultural exchange at the municipal, county and state level. When the first Sister City relationship was established with Cartagena, Colombia, in 1957, the program focused mainly on cultural exchange. Since then, the scope of these relationships has expanded to further promote understanding through educational and economic links as well.

Coral Gables currently has Sister City agreements with the following:

Aix-en-Provence, France French Flag Aix-en-Provence, France

Cartagena, Colombia colombian flag Cartagena, Colombia

La Antigua, Guatemala guatamalan flag La Antigua, Guatemala

Santa Tecla, El Salvador El Salvador flag Santa Tecla, El Salvador

Seville spain Sevilla, Spain

andorra.jpg andorra.jpg Andorra La Vella, Andorra (Friendship City)

San Isidro, Argentina Argentinan flag San Isidro, Argentina

Quito, Ecuador ecuador flag Quito, Ecuador

   Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain (emeritus)

provence of piza Italian flag Province of Pisa, Italy (emeritus)

Granada, Spain Spain Flag Granada, Spain (emeritus)

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Questions? Please contact Leticia Perez, International Business Coordinator, at or 305-722-8704.