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Sister City Dubrovnik, Croatia

Quick Facts
Sister City since:  2006
Distance from Monterey: 6,406 miles, 15 hrs 45min
Population City:  42,615
Population Country: 4,190,700
Climate: humid subtropical and Mediterranean climate, hot, muggy, moderately dry summers, mild to cool, wet winters
Local Time: (GMT+1)
Currency:  Croatian Kuna
Du-Motion Half Marathon - supported by the sister city relationship and Big Sur Marathon Foundation

About - Resolution 

The Croatian city of Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. Known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic", Dubrovnik is in the Dalmatia region. Dubrovnik has several important monuments and many old buildings, such as the Arboretum Trsteno, the oldest arboretum in the world, dating back to 1492. The third oldest European pharmacy is located in Dubrovnik. Many of Dubrovnik's Renaissance buildings were destroyed by the earthquake of 1667 but fortunately a few of the buildings survived and they give an idea of the city's architectural heritage.

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Monterey and Dubrovnik, 2006

SisterCity_Dubrovnik_Image_Monterey and DubrovnikThe signing of the Sister City Charter between Dubrovnik and Monterey is the result of two years of cooperation between the two cities that began in 2004 in areas such as public administration and economic development. The cities established partnerships between their universities, planned joint cultural events, conferences and conventions. Through several exchanges in Croatia and in the United States, Dubrovnik and City of Monterey officials had the opportunity to learn from each other and find solutions to common challenges.

Dubrovnik is one of six Croatian cities paired with cities in the United States. This is part of the USAID's $16 million Local Government Reform Program that supports local governments throughout Croatia to improve services and adjust to new challenges stemming from decentralization. Thanks in part to the sister city partnership and inspired by the sporting events held in Monterey, Dubrovnik now hosts an annual half marathon, the inaugural event taking place on May 10, 2015. Visit for more information.