Sister Cities

Sister Cities (HM263I)

Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Country: United States of America

N 36° 51.218', W 75° 58.549'

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Moss, Norway and Virginia Beach, USA

The relationship between Moss, Norway and Virginia Beach had its beginnings when the Norwegian ship, Dictator, went down in a storm off Virginia Beach March 27th, 1891. A shipping line in Moss, Norway owned the Dictator. In 1974 the bond forged in tragedy became official when the Virginia Beach City Council adopted a resolution inviting Moss to become its first sister city. The Council of Alderman of the City of Moss accepted the invitation.

Reciprocal visits by the mayors of both cities have served to keep the historic tie between the two cities fresh and vibrant. Unofficial visits by Norwegian royalty, private citizens, choral groups and others over the years have further strengthened the relationship.

A ceremony arranged by the Ladies of the Virginia Beach Fire Department Auxiliary, commemorating the wreck of the Dictator and the Moss affiliation takes place here at the Norwegian Lady statue in March each year.

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HM NumberHM263I
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Date Added Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 413008 N 4079079
Decimal Degrees36.85363333, -75.97581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 51.218', W 75° 58.549'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 51' 13.08" N, 75° 58' 32.94" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Oceanfront Bike Path, Virginia Beach VA 23451, US
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