Leicester’s Twinned Cities

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Strasbourg, France

Twinned since: 1960
Miles apart: 480
Populations: 383,300 (Leicester- Estimate 2015) & 456,759 (Strasbourg – Estimate 2014)

The two cities were twinned in 1960, with Strasbourg having a population of around 220,000 (1960).

The city can be found on the eastern side of the country and is well known for housing the European Parliament. Like Leicester, it’s well known for its sport, boasting a well-known football club while hosting many other sporting events including top level tennis.


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