Where is it?

  • in eastern China

  • in the Hubei province

  • on the Han River, which runs through the heart of the city and divides it north-south



What are the partnership's activities and opportunities?

  • numerous education, business, and cultural exchanges

  • establishment of public health centers as part of Sister Cities International Sino-African initiative

  • youth orchestra exchange

  • delegation of students, civic and business leaders travelled to Xiangyang in March 2018


A little more about it …

  • first built during Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE--24CE)

  • spectacular building expansion (golden tiles and colored glazes) during Ming (1358-1644 BCE) and Qing (1644-1911 CE) dynasties.  Remnants remain today 

  • a transportation center between the northern and southern areas of China

  • Raleigh and Xiangyang won a Sister Cities International Most Innovative award in 2014