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Burlington, North Carolina, USA

Date of Sisterhood Relationship Agreement: July 26, 2011

City Overview
City Overview
Location City of Burlington Po Box 1358 Burlington, NC, 27216, USA
Population 50,857
Area 55.3㎢
Internet URL http://www.ci.burlington.nc.us
City Feature

- The City has many parks, beautiful natural scenery and citizens with high environmental preservation awareness.

- It is an excellent city of education thanks to the Alamance-Burlington School System, which provides students with a broad
   range of curriculums.

- In addition, the city is well noted for medical and pharmaceutical research and textiles. The city is represented by medical
   research groups including Lab Corp. and Carolina Biological, and textile corporations, such as Glen Raven Mills, Carolina Hosiery,
   Kaiser Roth, and Copland Fabrics.

Major education institutions and research facilities

Elon University image

  • Elon University
  • - Emerging excellence through educational innovation
    - The school has established a sisterhood relationship with Sungkyunkwan University
    - The Taegeukgi is flown at the Isabella Cannon International Centre.
    - About 70% of its graduates participated in the excellent overseas
       program called Study Abroad Program.

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  • Lab Corp.
  • - A representative corporation of Burlington city and the second largest
       Bio Engineering and medical research center in North America.
    - Chairman Jim Powell, brother of Beth Powell, the founder of the Burlington
       Sister City Committee, is CEO of Lab Corp.

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  • Clean and environmental preservation city
  • Ronnie K. Wall, Mayor of Burlington, meeting with the students who designed the new recycling containers for Springwood Park.

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