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Honolulu | United States of America

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The relationship was initially considered because of the historical connection between Darwin and Honolulu, due to events that occurred during World War 2; The bombing at Pearl Harbour (1941),and the Bombing of Darwin (1942).

Background 

The relationship was initially considered because of the historical connection between Darwin and Honolulu, due to events that occurred during World War 2; The bombing at Pearl Harbour (1941),and the Bombing of Darwin (1942).

In March 2004, then Alderman Robyn Lesley visited Hawaii, where she met with the Mayor of Honolulu, Mr Jeremy Harris to discuss establishing exchange programs between Darwin and Honolulu that would mutually benefit both cities. 

Upon her return to Darwin, Council received a letter from Mr Manuel Menendez on behalf of the Mayor in Honolulu announcing that effective from 12 March 2004, that Darwin is officially recognised as a "Friendship City" with Honolulu, Hawaii.  

City Profile

Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu along the southeast coast of the island of Oʻahu. The city is the main gateway to Hawaiʻi and the western most corner of the United States, one of two states that are detached from the continental United States.

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