Hermosillo, Mexico was the first to become a Sister City of Phoenix. The Sister City relationship was established in 1975 and the formal agreement was signed in 1976. The capital of the state of Sonora, Hermosillo is located in the northwest region of Mexico. Close to the Sea of Cortez and the port of Guaymas, it is served by an international airport. A major manufacturing center, Hermosillo is home to the Universidad de Sonora. Hermosillo is also an attractive tourist destination and is well-known for its elegant palo fiero woodcarving.
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