Gibraltar Becomes Newest Raleigh Sister City


September 10, 2020 

Matt Lail

Vice President of Communications

Raleigh Sister Cities, Est. 1986

Raleigh Sister Cities is thrilled to announce its newest partnership with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. This new partnership with Gibraltar connects Raleigh to a region rich in history, culture, and diversity, and with a population that, like Raleigh, is locally focused and globally minded.  Gibraltar, located at the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, is recognized for its iconic landmark the Rock of Gibraltar, and as the World War II home to General Eisenhower.


The purpose of Raleigh Sister Cities is to promote "friendship and understanding between the people of Raleigh and its Sister Cities." Raleigh Sister Cities is part of Sister Cities International, an initiative intended to promote peace through mutual understanding by connecting communities around the globe.


"As emerging global leaders in education and technology, the pairing of Raleigh and Gibraltar as Sister Cities just makes sense," said Pat Hall, Vice President of Raleigh Sister Cities. "We are so excited to share the story of Raleigh with Gibraltar -- and to learn from one of the most unique places on earth."


Gibraltar strives to build meaningful partnerships with Raleigh and its citizens, highlighting each location's commitment to education, innovation, sustainability, and diversity. In the coming months, events will include Gibraltar Week, virtual lectures with local stakeholders, as well as partnering with the Gibraltar-led international Post Covid Hackathon of 2020. 


"Gibraltar is delighted to be paired with Raleigh, which is a city that excels in its human capital, its education and technology; elements that Gibraltar values highly. I look forward to working together with our colleagues in Raleigh to further cultural, educational and cultural ties between us," states Gibraltar-American Chamber of Commerce President, James Lasry. 


Raleigh Sister Cities was founded in 1986. The addition of Gibraltar brings the number of Raleigh Sister Cities to six. The other Sister Cities include: Hull, England; Rostock, Germany; Compiegne, France; Xiangyang, China; and Nairobi, Kenya. For more information on Raleigh Sister Cities, its activities and upcoming events, please visit