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In 1990, the Dallas/Brno Sister City Committee was formed in response to a large population of Czech-Americans who reside in North Texas. A preliminary Sister City Relationship agreement was signed after a delegation of Dallas City Council members visited the City of Brno in 1991. Since that time, the two cities have enjoyed a relationship by sharing in one another’s culture. Activities such as numerous student exchanges, participation in soccer tournaments, and orchestra tours have taken place between the two. Most recently , a delegation of 35 individuals comprised of Sister Cities committee members, and Texas/Louisiana Czech-American Community representatives visited Brno to participate in Region Tour 2002.
Brno lies in the central part of Europe, in the Czech Republic of which it is the second largest city. At the same time, it represents the center of the province of Moravia, one of the historic lands of the Czech Crown. It is situated at the crossroads of the ancient trade routes, which have joined the North and South European civilizations for centuries.
Brno is situated in a picturesque countryside, surrounded on three sides by wooded hills and opening to the Southern Moravian lowlands to the south of the city. In the north, the foothills of the Drahany and Bohemian-Moravian ranges guard the city.
The city itself lies in the basic of the Svratka and Svitava rivers. From east to west it spans about 22 km (13 miles). The river Svratka cuts a 29 km (17 mile) path through the city and is the main supply for the Kninicky Dam Lake, a popular recreation area in the city's northwest corner.
For more information about the Dallas/Brno Sister City relationship or to become more involved, please contact Frank Mikula at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Geczi at email@example.com.
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