project is based on the existing network of
Enfield’s European twin towns. Here
is more information about each town.
also what is town twinning)
is an outer
borough situated to the north east of central
within the M25, the motorway which circles greater
London. It is the
London Borough and
is approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of London. The Borough covers 82.19 square
kilometres, much of
which was built up from the late 19th century as transport links
of the area’s rural past survive in the form of place names,
interesting old buildings ranging from mansions to cottages, and
has more green open
spaces, including a country park and several farms to the north and
west, than the vast majority of
boroughs. Along the
eastern edge of the borough is the Lee Valley
comprises 33 boroughs of
is the 5th largest by population.
is a very diverse Borough, socially, economically and ethnically. The
southern and eastern areas of the borough are notably poorer than the
northern and western areas.
are large minority communities of African Caribbean, African, Eastern
European and Asian origin and
has the largest Cypriot community in the UK. A great variety of languages is spoken and Enfield Council publishes
many of its leaflets in minority languages.
has an official population
of approximately 287,600 people (2008). It is widely acknowledged,
however that it is actually around 300,000.
has a high proportion of older people compared to the
average though not to the national average. The estimated number of over
50s in the Borough in 2008 was 82,000, 28.73% of the Borough’s
population. The number of over 50s living in the Borough is expected to
increase rapidly (by 9,000) over 10 years so that by 2018 it is
projected to be 91,000 or 32.03% of the Borough’s
Enfield’s second twin town, formalised in 1993.
A northern suburb of
and home of the city’s business district, La Défense,
Courbevoie’s population is approximately 80,000.
vineyards from the Middle Ages producing local wine and 286 green spaces
Courbevoie, the town is a green haven for Paris.
organise a range of events
throughout the year and there are leisure facilities such as theatres
and exhibition spaces.
is well served with Metro
and train links as well as 5 bus routes to central Paris.
to 2006 census there are 13,032 citizens aged 60 or over, which is 30.7%
of the population.
city of Gladbeck is located in the
central Ruhr area in the northwest of North Rhine-Westphalia, a large
district town of
in the administrative region of
Munste. It has an area of 35,9 km²
and a population of 75,520. Gladbeck
belongs to the so-called
Emscher zone, a former mining region and the city is part of the Ruhr
is surrounded in the north by
neighbouring cities Bottrop, Dorsten
in the north and Essen
in the south.
suffered heavy damage
during the Second World War, however some historic buildings still
remain and the city is now known for its excellent cultural events such
as the annual Jazz festival.
Municipality of Halandri
is one of the biggest in the wider Athens
is situated in the
north-eastern part of the
basin covering an area of
approx. 11 sq km.
In this significant surface of varied relief one can travel
from the quiet
relaxed country-like residential zones to a bustling commercial centre
and powerful entrepreneurial axes in the periphery. Nevertheless, the
main land use remains purely residential with an urban city plan to
safeguard this character of the city.
to the last national census of 2001, the local population has risen
inhabitants (+12% the last decade) while it is estimated that
more than 120,000
people dwell and work in Halandri.