Our history

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In March 1986, a group of people gathered at a church in Norwalk, CT to contemplate the formation of a sister-city connection between Norwalk and the city of Nagarote, Nicaragua. They believed that through people-to-people contact and exchange, U.S. citizens and Nicaraguans could get to know one another and transcend the violence, politics, and propaganda which frequently characterized official relations between the two countries' governments at that time. 

In 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding linking the two cities was signed by Norwalk’s Mayor Harry Rilling and Nagarote’s Mayor Mireya Candelaria Urroz Gutiérrez. Norwalk and Nagarote became official members of the renowned organization, Sister Cities International.