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Clearwater, Florida and Nagano, Japan have enjoyed a Sister City relationship since 1959, when the Mayor of Nagano, Itaru Kurashima, came to the U.S. in search of a Sister City with a similar economic and community situation.

Nagano City is located in Nagano prefecture, the third largest prefecture in Japan. With a population of about 350,000, it is located in the Japanese Alps.

Nagano City facilitated Clearwater's Pavilion in the Sun at the 1998 Winter Olympics. The exciting international event introduced people from around the world to the many facets of our lovely city, Clearwater, as well as the entire State of Florida.


The municipality of Kalamaria is located on the southeast side of the city of Thessaloniki. It is a municipality with deep roots in history and tradition. With a population exceeding 120,000, it is the ninth largest municipality in Greece.

Like Clearwater, Kalamaria is a seaside community enjoyed by residents and visitors, with its economy primarily based upon the promotion of tourism.

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