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List of twin towns and sister cities in Asia

 

List of twin towns and sister cities in Asia

This is a list of "twin towns" or "sister cities" in the continent of Asia - that is, pairs of towns or cities in different countries which have town twinning arrangements. Where known, the date of formation of the twinning agreement is included in parentheses.

A searchable, interactive list is maintained by Sister Cities International.

Contents

  • Afghanistan 1
  • Armenia 2
  • Azerbaijan 3
  • Bangladesh 4
  • Cambodia 5
  • China 6
  • East Timor 7
  • Georgia 8
  • India 9
    • Chhattisgarh 9.1
    • Delhi 9.2
    • Gujarat 9.3
    • Jharkhand 9.4
    • Karnataka 9.5
    • Kerala 9.6
    • Maharashtra 9.7
    • Punjab 9.8
    • Rajasthan 9.9
    • Tamil Nadu 9.10
    • Telangana/Andhrapradesh 9.11
    • Union Territory 9.12
    • Uttar Pradesh 9.13
    • West Bengal 9.14
  • Indonesia 10
  • Iran 11
  • Iraq 12
  • Israel 13
  • Japan 14
  • Jordan 15
  • Kazakhstan 16
  • Kyrgyzstan 17
  • Kuwait 18
  • Lebanon 19
  • Malaysia 20
  • Mongolia 21
  • Nepal 22
  • North Korea 23
  • Oman 24
  • Pakistan 25
  • Palestinian territories 26
  • Philippines 27
  • Russia 28
  • Saudi Arabia 29
  • Singapore 30
  • South Korea 31
  • Sri Lanka 32
  • Syria 33
  • Taiwan 34
  • Tajikistan 35
  • Thailand 36
  • Turkey 37
  • United Arab Emirates 38
  • Uzbekistan 39
  • Vietnam 40
  • References 41

Afghanistan

Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Gering, Nebraska, United States[1]
Hayward, California, United States [1]
San Diego, California, United States
Kazan, Russia
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Saskatoon, Canada
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Armenia

Agios Ioannis Rentis (municipality in Athens), Greece (2007)
Kobuleti, Georgia
Saint-Raphaël, France (1994)
Glendale, California, United States
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via, France
Pasadena, California, United States
Bagneux, France (1968)
Batumi, Georgia
Podolsk, Russia
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Kutaisi, Georgia
Osasco, Brazil
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Nardò, Italy

Azerbaijan

Tolyatti, Russia (2005)
Iğdır, Turkey (2006)
Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Cherkassy, Ukraine
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
Akanthou, Northern Cyprus since 2005 [5]
Gyöngyös, Hungary
Monterey, California, United States (2011)
Rizokarpaso, Northern Cyprus since 2005 [5]
Ayios Seryios, Northern Cyprus since 2005 [5]

Bangladesh

Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Rochdale, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Yangon, Myanmar
Ludhiana, India
Kunming, China
Vientiane, Laos
Guangzhou, China
Kolkata, India
Kristiansand, Norway
Dordrecht, Netherlands
Bytom, Poland
Bregenz, Austria
Amman, Jordan
Luton, United Kingdom
St Albans, United Kingdom
Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom

Cambodia

Stockton, California, United States
Seattle, Washington, United States
Miami, Florida, United States

China

East Timor

Canberra, Australia

Georgia

Philippi, West Virginia, United States (2006)
Gyumri, Armenia
Newport, United Kingdom (1989)
Leuville-sur-Orge, France (2001)

India

Chhattisgarh

Armenia, Colombia

Delhi

Gujarat

Astrakhan, Russia
Jersey City, United States
Ulsan, South Korea
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Leicester, United Kingdom

Jharkhand

Columbus, Indiana, United States

Karnataka

Minsk, Belarus
Cleveland, United States
San Francisco, United States
Silicon Valley, United States
New York City, United States
Hamilton, Canada
Istanbul, Turkey
Loma Linda, California, United States (1982)[7]

Kerala

Galveston, Texas, United States[8]
Barcelona, Spain[9][10]

Maharashtra

Berlin, Germany
London, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, California, United States
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Stuttgart, Germany
Yokohama, Japan
Shanghai, China
Caracas, Venezuela
San Jose, California, United States (1992)
Bremen, Germany
Martapura, Indonesia
Tromsø, Norway (1966)
Toyota, Aichi
Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius

Punjab

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Rajasthan

Calgary, Canada
Fremont, California, United States

Tamil Nadu

Denver, Colorado, United States
Cairo, Egypt
Frankfurt, Germany
San Antonio, United States
Volgograd, Russia
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany[11]
Salem, Oregon, United States

Telangana/Andhrapradesh

Union Territory

Loures, Portugal (1998)

Uttar Pradesh

Montreal, Canada (2000)[12]
Stamford, United States
Pasadena, United States
Regina, Canada
Kasukabe, Japan
Rockingham, Australia
Nichinan, Miyazaki, Japan
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Granada, Spain
Sneinton, United Kingdom
Haysville, Kansas, United States
Abbeymead, United Kingdom
Koshigaya, Japan
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Barksdale, Wisconsin, United States

West Bengal

City Country
Pittsburgh United States
Long Beach, California United States
Dallas United States
Jersey United States
Odessa Ukraine
Naples Italy
Thessaloniki Greece
Incheon South Korea
Dhaka Bangladesh
Macau China S.A.R.
Kunming China[13]

Indonesia

Iran

Umeå, Sweden
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Iraq

Monterrey, Mexico
Cairo, Egypt
Amman, Jordan
Beirut, Lebanon
Sana'a, Yemen
Denver Regional Council of Governments, United States

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Constanţa, Romania
Poti, Georgia
Gorgan, Iran
Sumqayit, Azerbaijan
Astrakhan, Russia
Aktobe, Kazakhstan
Aktau, Kazakhstan
Uralsk, Kazakhstan
Ashdod, Israel
Songpa-gu, South Korea
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Arvada, Colorado, United States
Bursa, Turkey
Ploieşti, Romania
Orenburg, Russia
Omsk, Russia
Omsk, Russia
Pushkin, Russia
  • Taldykorgan
Antalya, Turkey
Fresno, California, United States
Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (1982)

Kyrgyzstan

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (1994)

Kuwait

Lebanon

Bari, Italy
L'Aquila, Italy
Thrace, Greece
Monaco
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gustavia, France
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Constanţa, Romania
Sofia, Bulgaria
Odessa, Ukraine
Sochi, Russia
Naples, Italy
Damascus, Syria
Larnaca, Cyprus
Faro, Portugal
Orléans, France
Algiers, Algeria
Tunis, Tunisia
Málaga, Spain
Carthage, Tunisia
Rosario, Argentina
Champagne, France

Malaysia

Mongolia

Irving, Texas, United States
Kaposvár, Hungary
Ulan Ude, Russia
Ulan Ude, Russia

Nepal

Eugene, Oregon, United States
Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
Xi'an, China

North Korea

Shanghai, China
Bălţi, Moldova
Cusco, Peru
Najaf, Iraq (29 August 2011)
Ryazan, Russia
Kathmandu, Nepal
Moscow, Russia
New York City, United States
Seoul, South Korea
Baghdad, Iraq
Georgetown, Guyana
Chiautempan, Mexico
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Tianjin, China
Lahore, Pakistan
Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Vladivostok, Russia

Oman

Karbala, Iraq (2011)
Bursa, Turkey
Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province, Vietnam (24 July 2011)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (16 July 2011)
Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Bengkulu City, Indonesia
Lima, Peru
Afyon, Turkey
Aachen, Germany

Pakistan

Palestinian territories

Monterrey, Mexico
Milan, Italy
Florence, Italy
Cologne, Germany
Lisbon, Portugal
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Barcelona, Spain
Turin, Italy
Tromsø, Norway (2001)
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Tel Aviv, Israel

Philippines

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Acapulco, Mexico
Charlotte, United States

Singapore

Batam, Indonesia
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Manama, Bahrain
Amman, Jordan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Muscat, Oman
Aleppo, Syria

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Reading, United Kingdom
Shanghai, China
Malé, Maldives
Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Leeds, United Kingdom
Guangzhou, China

Syria

  • Aleppo
  • İzmir, Turkey (5 May 1993)[23]
  • Lyon, France (18 October 2000)[24]
  • Gaziantep, Turkey (13 November 2005)[25]
  • Brest, Belarus (28 January 2010)[26]

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Ankara, Turkey
Ganja, Azerbaijan
Boulder, Colorado, United States

Thailand

Shanghai, China
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kunming, Yunnan, China
Singapore, Singapore
Shandong, China
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Nice, France
Nakhodka, Russia
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Reno, Nevada, United States

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

Bethlehem, Palestine [65]
Madrid, Spain (2007)[66]
Houston, United States (2002)[67]
Brisbane, Australia (2009)[68]
Minsk, Belarus (2007) [69]
Islamabad, Pakistan (July 2011)

Uzbekistan

Seattle, Washington, United States
Cusco, Peru

Vietnam

Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Muscat, Oman (29 September 2011)
İzmir, Turkey
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Yaroslavl, Russia
Seattle, Washington, United States
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Vladivostok, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Seoul, South Korea
Bangkok, Thailand
Jakarta, Indonesia (August 2011)
Moscow, Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
San Francisco, California, United States
Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia
Namyangju, South Korea

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