Mexico (Est. 1969)


Sister City since: 1969
Location: the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico
Climate: Mid-latitude steppe
Population: 1,436,733
Other Sister Cities: Bogota, Columbia; Cangas de Onis, Spain; Fermo, Italy; Irving, USA; La Habana, Cuba; Laredo, USA; Las Vegas, USA; Leon, Nicaragua; Leon, Spain; Los Angeles, USA; Lubbock, USA; Novo Hamburgo, Brazil; Suzhou, China; Tijuana, Mexico.

This Sister City Society is focused on cultural and animal exchanges, as well as technical assistance. León is famous for its shoe factories and has gifted a statue to San Diego called “The Lady of the Shoes”. San Diego and Léon Zoos have collaborated on several projects.