Toluca, Mexico is Fort Worth’s closest Sister City. Toluca was signed after a one-year selection process that identified Toluca as the city with highest marks on the selection criteria and Fort Worth and Toluca’s instant mutual admiration. Because so much community participation went into the decision to connect with Toluca, many exciting programs began immediately, such as: middle and high school-to-school partnerships including Model U.N. program; municipal and economic forums; monarch butterfly tourism exchange; culture, language and mentoring programs; and a medical school intern program and City of Fort Worth Police Department training program.
Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, was a speaker in Fort Worth, Nov. 30, 2011 as part of the Fox Presidential Series co-sponsored by TCU, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Fort Worth Sister Cities International. Watch the videos:
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“Traveling abroad is exciting, but it can be overwhelming too. When traveling with a Sister Cities group, you will be included in several group briefings before your departure including protocol information specific to your trip. Additionally, we have created a Travel Checklist as a resource for you to help you get the most out of your experience.”
Toluca, officially called Toluca de Lerdo is the state capital of Mexico State as well as the seat of the Municipality of Toluca. It is the center of a rapidly growing urban area, now the fifth largest in Mexico. Toluca is located in the economic center of Mexico. Toluca has become an important economic city because of its industries and infrastructure that produce beverages, food, textiles, cars, and electronic products.