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Old Posted Feb 29, 2008, 5:52 AM
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(SA) Chennai, India now a Sister City for San Antonio

http://www.mysanantonio.com/business...8.12f2186.html

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Chennai, India, joins S.A. family as sister city

Web Posted: 02/28/2008 07:53 PM CST

Sanford Nowlin
Express-News Business Writer

San Antonio has a new sister: Chennai, India.

Mayor Phil Hardberger signed a "sister city" partnership with Chennai officials late Wednesday as part of a 10-day trade mission to India by San Antonio leaders. The mission was aimed at strengthening ties with the world's second-fastest growing economy.

Under sister-city agreements, municipalities agree to promote economic, cultural and educational exchanges.

The agreement is San Antonio's eighth sister city relationship, and its first in 20 years. The last was with Kumamoto, Japan.

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, has a population of 7 million and is a hub for India's medical and software industries, making it ripe for business partnerships, Hardberger said during a phone interview Thursday.

"It's been a long time since I've been approached by so many businessmen handing me their cards and asking 'How can I do business in San Antonio?'" Hardberger said. "The interest was incredible."

Located on India's southeast coast, the city also is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the 300,000-student University of Madras.

Hardberger credited San Antonio's sister-city relationship with Kumamoto with laying the groundwork for Toyota Motor Corp.'s eventual decision to open its Tundra truck plant here. In time, he added, the relationship with Chennai could foster similar economic dividends for the city.
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300000 students!! wow
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300000 students!! wow
that has to be a typo
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that has to be a typo
It is India. 2nd most populous country on the planet, so it's possible. But yes, 300,000. Holy smokes.
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It's 3,000 not 300,000.
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I'm not too familiar with the sister cities of other cities but do any other Texas cities have a sister city in India. I don't think Houston does.
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Austin doesn't have a sister city with India. Here's our sister cities. I also added them for the other big cities. I only found one for El Paso though.

Austin

Adelaide, Australia
Koblenz, Germany
Lima, Peru
Maseru, Lesotho
Oita, Japan
Saltillo, Mexico
Taichung, Taiwan
Xishuangbanna, China
Gwangmyeong, Korea

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/siscity/

Dallas

Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic
Dijon, Bourgogne, France
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Riga, Latvia
Kirkuk, Iraq
Saratov, Saratov Oblast, Russia
Taipei, Taiwan

El Paso

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Fort Worth

Reggio Emilia, Italy
Nagaoka, Japan
Trier, Germany
Bandung, Indonesia
Budapest, Hungary
Toluca, Mexico
Mbabane, Switerzerland

Houston

Aberdeen, Scotland
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Baku, Azerbaijan
Chiba, Japan
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Huelva, Spain
Istanbul, Turkey
Leipzig, Germany
Luanda, Angola
Nice, France
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Shenzhen, People's Republic of China
Stavanger, Norway
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Tyumen, Russia

San Antonio

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Guadalajara, Mexico
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Kumamoto, Japan
Kwangju, South Korea
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Monterrey, Mexico
Chennai, India

Source was City of Fort Worth and Wikipedia.
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San Antonio's sister city list:

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Guadalajara, Mexico
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Kumamoto, Japan
Kwangju, South Korea
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Monterrey, Mexico
Chennai, India
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