New Orleans becomes sister city with namesake
New Orleans, LA - New Orleans and the city of Orleans in France have become sister cities.
It was made official on Friday as part of the New Orleans tri-centennial celebrations, just a day before the birthday of the heroine of Orleans, Joan of Arc.
The decision to join the cities was announced in November.
New Orleans already has several sister cities, including:
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Durban, South Africa
- Innsbruck, Austria
- Juan-Les-Pins, France
- Maracaibo, Venezuela
- Matsue, Japan
- Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
- Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo
- San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Isola del Liri, Italy
New Orleans celebrates its tri-centennial this year with events around the city throughout the year, but the official 300th birthday is May 7, 2018.