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The Bryan-College Station Sister Cities Association began in 1989 to promote cultural understanding, fellowship, and communications between our cities and our first sister city, Kazan, Russia. Today, we have three additional sister cities: Greifswald, Germany, Salamanca, Mexico and Bagstone, Belgium. The Association is an affiliate of Sister Cities International.

Kazan, Russia
A city of 1.2 million inhabitants and the capital of Tatarstan, Russia. Half of the population is Moslem Tartar and other half Russian. Kazan’s history is long and rich and the city has preserved the diversity contributed by its two cultural traditions. Kazan is a major port on the Volga River and is an important industrial, agricultural and natural gas production center. It lies 500 miles east of Moscow. Kazan State University is one of the oldest and most prestigious academic institutions in Russia.

Greifswald, Germany
Greifswald is situated in the northeastern part of the German federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, close to the most beautiful water sports area between the two largest islands, Ruegen and Usedom. The old university town and Hanse atic city offers visitors, Greifswald’s inhabitants, students and scientists an inviting, creative atmosphere.

Salamanca, Mexico 
The city reported a 2010 census population of 260,759. Salamanca is the fourth-largest city in the state. In recent years, many refineries have opened, and Salamanca has grown rapidly to become an important site for manufacturing and service industry in the region. Also, the University of Guanajuato has made many scientific contributions to develop agricultural and industrial technologies, giving a boost to the local and regional industries.;

Bagstone, Belgium 
Bastogne has a lot to offer and for you to discover! At the heart of the Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne is proud of its museums and monuments. The reposing nature beckons you to amble along country trails and to discover the flora and fauna.

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