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The Austin Adelaide Sister Cities Committee facilitates exchanges between these two hill-country capital cities. Both cities are performing and visual arts centers, boast strong technology and advanced manufacturing sectors, and recently gained a new common tie: both will now home to the V8 Supercar Series.

Austin’s newest Sister City is the capital of France’s Maine-et-Loire district, a lovely and historic region and France’s fourth-largest industrial producer.

The Austin-Antalya Sister City Committee is focused on facilitating intercultural and interfaith dialogue. Antalya is home to polytheists, Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and thus has a tradition of peaceful coexistence among faiths.

The Austin-Gwangmyeong Committee focuses on economic development and performing arts exchanges. The committee has a particular focus in music and organizes frequent visits from Korean musical groups to Austin and vice versa.

The Austin-Koblenz Sister City Committee is active in promoting educational exchange at every grade level and in building career skills for Austinites through apprenticeships in Koblenz.

The Austin-Lima Sister Cities Committee focuses on providing cultural and humanitarian exchange opportunities for citizens of both cities.

Austin and the London Borough of Hackney have established a Sister City agreement to foster exchange in the areas of high-tech and digital media, the creative industries, economic development, and sustainability.

The Austin-Oita Sister City Committee fosters goodwill between the sister cities through exchange activities focused on the areas of culture, education, business and government.

The Austin- Old Orlu Sister Cities Committee is interested in exchanges directed towards how to maintain the natural beauty of the city's surroundings while it continues to grow and develop, as Austin has been successful in this type of development.

Saltillo and Austin share a unique history as the two capitals of Texas. Saltillo was the capital when Texas belonged to the Mexican state Coahuila, before Austin became the capital of the Republic of Texas. Saltillo is Austin's oldest Sister City.

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