Interesting facts about the three twin towns Colombes, Strausberg and Sopot
The French city of Colombes is the oldest twin town of Frankenthal. This town twinning was already founded on 26 October 1958 and has existed without interruption until today; however, contacts between both towns had already existed since 1955.
Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, is located in the Paris conurbation and has about 80 000 inhabitants in an area of only 795 hectares. All through the year 2008 and at the beginning of the year 2009 the fiftieth jubilee of partnership was celebrated with numerous events in both towns.
For more information on the twin town Colombes you may visit its internet site www.colombes.fr
The partnership between the towns of Strausberg and Frankenthal was officially sealed directly after the reunification on 16 October 1990. Contacts already existed at the beginning of the year 1990.
The Brandenburg town Strausberg is located east of Berlin and has approx. 26 000 inhabitants. Strausberg is situated in the midst of a densely wooded nature reserve with many lakes.
For more information on the twin town Strausberg you may visit its internet site www.stadt-strausberg.de
The Polish town Sopot is the latest twin town of Frankenthal. This partnership was sealed on 26 September 1991.
Official meetings took place already at the beginning of the year 1990. The town of Sopot is located at the Bay of Gdansk between the two large seaports and industrial centres of Gdynia and Gdansk, forming together the “Three towns” with altogether approx. 800 000 inhabitants. Sopot itself has approx. 40 000 inhabitants. The town with the longest wooden mole of Europe has developed into a fashionable seaside resort on the Baltic Sea, which numerous international tourists enjoy visiting, too.
For more information on the twin town Sopot you may visit its internet site www.sopot.pl