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European Capitals of Culture in 2012

Date: 08/02/2012
Source: FICC

Every year two European cities are designated as European Capitals of Culture.
The two cities this year are Maribor in Slovenia and Guimaraes in Portugal.
Maribor lies in a mountainous region between Zagreb and Ljubljana and is a well-known tourist destination and winter sports centre.
The historic centre of Guimaraes in Minhe in the north of Portugal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This small town has played an important role in the origins and development of Portuguese national identity.