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Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. In Europe, such pairs of towns are known as twin towns, friendship towns or partner towns; in North America and Australasia, the term sister cities is used for the same concept; and brother cities is the term in the former Soviet bloc. Sister cities often (though by no means always) have similar demographic and other characteristics. Sometimes, even larger areas enter into "twinning" agreements, such as that between the provinces of Hainan in China and Jeju in South Korea.

The concept can be likened to a scaled up version of a "pen pal" scheme, in which the "pals" are whole towns or cities. In practice, the twinning arrangements often lead to student exchange programs, as well as economic and cultural collaborations.

The lastest town to make this appointment is Baghdad soon to be twinned with Saigon .
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Christchurch and Islamabad.......nah.
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Otautahi is twinned with Gansu Province China , kinda like cloud 9 being twinned with cuckooland , and it not about twinning shimpy it's about the other fine mess the US has got it's self into .
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Otautahi is twinned with Gansu Province China , kinda like cloud 9 being twinned with cuckooland , and it not about twinning shimpy it's about the other fine mess the US has got it's self into .
Local elections are looming here - think I'll vote for anyone who opposed that Chinese twinning idea - the free steak knives have never arrived.
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Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. In Europe, such pairs of towns are known as twin towns, friendship towns or partner towns; in North America and Australasia, the term sister cities is used for the same concept; and brother cities is the term in the former Soviet bloc. Sister cities often (though by no means always) have similar demographic and other characteristics. Sometimes, even larger areas enter into "twinning" agreements, such as that between the provinces of Hainan in China and Jeju in South Korea.

The concept can be likened to a scaled up version of a "pen pal" scheme, in which the "pals" are whole towns or cities. In practice, the twinning arrangements often lead to student exchange programs, as well as economic and cultural collaborations.

The lastest town to make this appointment is Baghdad soon to be twinned with Saigon .
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Christchurch and Islamabad.......nah.
heh, heh...Christchurch and North Pole more apt! heh, heh......although North Pole would be the more exciting! heh, heh.........
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Crawford TX and Bethlem England?

That is sometimes spelled Bedlam when you look it up.

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Crawford TX and Bethlem England?

That is sometimes spelled Bedlam when you look it up.
Bethlem Royal Hospital (bĕth'ləm) , the oldest institution for the care and confinement of the mentally ill in England, and one of the oldest in Europe. A priory in 1247, the building was converted to its later usage c.1400. The hospital moved in 1675, in 1815, and to its present location near Croydon in 1930. The word bedlam, which is derived from the hospital's name, has long been applied to any place or scene of wild turmoil and confusion. Presently, Bethlem Royal Hospital is connected with the Univ. of London's Institute of Psychiatry, and is part of the Maudsley Hospital.

One of the frist things that caught my eye as I read , a town with a deep history of caring for the fallin , sweet . But I already know about Crawford it's world famous ...you got siren's that can turn a man into a toad
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