Leicester’s Twinned Cities


Chongqing, China

Twinned since: 1993
Miles apart: 5,299
Populations: 383,300 (Leicester- Estimate 2015) & 8,166,000 (Chongqing Estimate 2015)

Chongqing, China: One of five central cities in China and a major city in Southwest China which is home to 30 million people, Chongqing was twinned with Leicester in 1993.

During the Richard III celebrations, students from the area came from the ‘Fog City’ to Leicester to find out more about the former king.

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