Toruń is a historical city on the Vistula River in north-central Poland. Its medieval district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Major industries include chemical, food industry, electro-machine industry, furniture, clothing and printing.
Philadelphia and Torun have an exemplary Sister City High School Exchange Program that dates back to 1976. Over the years, this exchange has involved a number of high schools and touched the lives of hundreds of students and teachers. Student projects have included culinary classes, dance lessons and performances, history studies and presentations, and painting murals. Highlights of these exchanges have included tours of Warsaw, Gdansk, Krakow, Sofat, visiting historic sites including Auschwitz Concentration Camp, as well as attending special lectures and demonstrations at Polish universities and Technical Colleges.