Leicester’s Twinned Cities

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Masaya, Nicaragua

Twinned since: 1987
Miles apart: 5,357
Populations: 383,300 (Leicester- Estimate 2015) & 140,000 (Masaya Estimate)

Twinned in 1987. The capital city of the Masaya department is just 14km away from Granada and just east of the Masaya volcano, the city houses around 140,000 people.

A website (leicestermasayalink.org.uk) created to promote the link between the two cities says their aims are: To work towards the relief of poverty in the Masaya Region by facilitating partnerships for sustainable development and to raise public awareness around global issues in both Leicester and Masaya.

The city is also culturally known as the “City of Flowers”.


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