Elkader Sister Cities

International Program

Welcome to Elkader's Sister Cities Friendship Club

The Sister Cities Friendship Club of Elkader invites you to read its story to learn how a small community of some 1500 inhabitants can positively affect the world by promoting peaceful projects with the citizens of Mascara, Algeria. Elkader, Iowa is one of the smallest cities in the Sister Cities movement and is currently the only U.S. city to have a sister city in Algeria. The program has opened new doors of diplomacy and trade between the two countries.

The Elkader/Mascara all began with a name...

Elkader's founders had no way of knowing that selecting the name for their city set the stage for a great international experience for Elkader residents.
Read the entire story...

The Elkader, Iowa - Mascara, Algeria Connection
Elkader community information

Additional resources:

Abdelkader Education Project