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Sister Cities

The cities of Manipal, India and Loma Linda, California officially became twins in ceremony under the auspices of Sister Cities International on May 6, 1982. Manipal is very similar to Loma Linda, both contain universities and advanced medical facilities within their boundaries and are similar in other respects as well.

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital, Manipal, India

Libertador, San Martin, Argentina

The Loma Linda City Council, at the meeting of December 10, 2002, approved an "Agreement of Fraternity" between the Cities of Libertador, San Martin, Argentina and Loma Linda. The cities share a common origin, stemming from an institution of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and each city housing a university. Libertador is home to the Adventist University del Plata, which established an Agreement of Academic Cooperation with Loma Linda University on September 26, 1998. There are important familiar bonds between the people of both communities, with many people currently residing in Loma Linda having emigrating from Libertador.

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Puntarenas, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica Friendship City

On June 28th, 2022, the City of Loma Linda and the Municipality of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, entered into a Friendship City Memorandum of Understanding by resolution. The two cities share a mutual interest in cultural affairs, sustainable development, humanitarian aid, and health and well-being objectives. Through this international relationship, they hope to provide opportunities in both cities to exchange ideas and enhance cultural comprehension, appreciation, and respect for one another. Puntarenas is a port town on Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya and in the province of Puntarenas. From the port, you can take a ferry across the Gulf of Nicoya to Costa Rica's Blue Zone. Similar to Loma Linda, the people live long and healthy lives. The "pura vida" lifestyle and attitude play are major role in why they live so long.  

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