The town of Urgup in Turkey is seeking a UK Twin City/Town or Village
Urgup is believed to be the birthplace of St. George, Patron Saint of both countries and said to be the scene of the mythical showdown between St George and the dragon.
Urgup is a town of approx 15,000 inhabitants and although currently twinned with Larissa in Greece would like to have an English Twin
The Mayor of Urgup has sponsored a competition to find an English Community to apply for recognition as a twintown status.
The details are Cities, towns or villages in England interested in becoming Urgup's "twin" are invited to submit 500 words on the Twin for George website demonstrating their own historical, religious or cultural association with St George. A shortlist of contenders will be drawn up in autumn 2010, and the winning location - chosen by the mayor of Urgup - will be announced on 23 April 2011. This is an extract from the BBC Website and the official "Twin for George" website is here
We would be interested in hearing from any group/association who is considering applying
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