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Sister Cities

Anacortes Sister Cities Association (ASCA) started as a small group in 1991. This group of individuals wanted to explore the possibility of establishing a formal relationship with a city in the newly opened USSR. Anacortes City Council and then Mayor Jim Rice worked with the group. Together they formulated, through Sister Cities International of Washington D.C., a relationship with Lomonosov, a coastal town near St. Petersburg.
Anacortes, USA

Lomonosov is a municipal town in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of St. PetersburgRussia, located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 40 kilometers (25 mi) west of St. Petersburg proper.

 

Population: 42,505 (2010 Census)

 

It was granted town status in 1710.

Lomonosov, Russia

Lomonosov is a municipal town in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of St. PetersburgRussia, located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 40 kilometers (25 mi) west of St. Petersburg proper.

 

Population: 42,505 (2010 Census)

 

It was granted town status in 1710.

Nikaho (Kisakata), Japan

Nikaho (にかほ市 Nikaho-shi?) is a city located in Akita PrefectureJapan.

 

As of October 2013, the city has an estimated population of 26,455 and a population density of 110 persons per km². The total area is 240.67 km².

 

Nikaho is located at the far southwest corner of Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west, and by Yamagata Prefecture to the south. Part of the city is within the borders of the Chōkai Quasi-National Park.

Sydney BC, Canada

Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is one of the 13 Greater Victoria municipalities. It has a population of approximately 11,583. 

 

Elevation: 16' 5" (5.00 m)

 

Area: 1.977 sq miles (5.12 km²)

Vela Luka, Croatia

Vela Luka is a small town and a municipality in Dubrovnik-Neretva County in southern Dalmatia, Croatia. The town is located on the western side of the island of Korčula at the bottom of a wide bay which has many indented coves.

 

According to the 2001 census, Vela Luka has a population of 4,380. Croats make up an absolute majority with 97.58% of the population.