About NBSCA

 

The Newport Beach Sister City Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation since 1984.
We are members of Sister Cities International, a worldwide organization that promotes International understanding. 

How all began?

Two members of the Newport Balboa Rotary Club joined with a Rotary member in Okazaki, Japan to establish a reciprocal student exchange program between the two cities. Our organization was formed in order to facilitate this yearly event.  The rest is history. 

Since then, NBSCA has become an independent organization that includes two other Partnerships:
Antibes, France and
Ensenada & Cabo San Lucas in
Baja California Mexico. 

Through cultural exchanges, education and friendship we promote international communication, understanding; and facilitated business, tourism, and cultural activities that involve our Sister Cities and City of Newport Beach.


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History of Newport Beach 

The City of Newport Beach is located in the coastal center of Orange County, California, with Los Angeles County to the north and San Diego county to the south.  It has an estimated permanent population of approximately 87,000, which swells to more than 100,000 during the summer months.


Throughout the 1800s, settlers began to settle the area and Newport grew substantially when, in 1870 a steamer captained by Capt. Samuel Dunnells safely steered through the bay of Newport where it unloaded its cargo.  James Irvine upon hearing this astonishing news, quickly met with his brother, Robert, and began to buy expansive amounts of land in the area.  In 1905 city development increased when Pacific Railway established a southern terminal, connecting the beach with downtown Los Angeles.


Newport Beach is known for its fine residential areas, modern shopping facilities, strong business community and quality school system.  It surrounds Newport Bay where about 4,300 boats are docked within the 21-square mile harbor.  The bay and the City’s eight miles of ocean beach offer outstanding fishing, swimming, surfing and other sports activities.  Its temperate climate and visual beauty provide an appealing environment to enjoy the many attractions offered.