List of sister cities in New England

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This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. states of New England (i.e., Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

Sister cities, known in Europe as town twins, are cities which partner with each other to promote human contact and cultural links, although this partnering is not limited to cities and often includes counties, regions, states and other sub-national entities.

Many New England jurisdictions partner with foreign cities through Sister Cities International, an organization whose goal is to, "Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation."[1] Sister cities interact with each other across a broad range of activities, from health care and education to business and the arts.[2]

Sister cities of New England cities and counties[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Branford Brentford, Greater London United Kingdom
Bristol Kozani, West Macedonia Greece
Coventry Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom 1962[3]
Danbury Decollatura, Calabria Italy
Enfield Jhongli City, Taoyuan County Taiwan
Ronneby, Blekinge Sweden
Essex Deschapelles, Artibonite Haiti 2010[4]
Fairfield Tatabánya, Komárom-Esztergom County Hungary 1993[5]
Glastonbury Glastonbury, Somerset United Kingdom
Greenwich Kitzbühel, Tyrol Austria 1961
Nacka Municipality[6] Sweden 1996[7]
Vienne, Isère France 2007[8][9]
Haddam Little Hadham, Hertfordshire United Kingdom
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
Hartford Bydgoszcz, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland
Caguas Puerto Rico
Cape Coast, Central Region Ghana
Couva Trinidad and Tobago 2000[10]
Dongguan, Guangdong Province China 2001[11]
Floridia, Sicily Italy
Freetown, Western Area Sierra Leone
Hertford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom
João Pessoa, Paraíba Brazil ~2006-2007[12]
Mangualde, Viseu Portugal
Mao, Valverde Dominican Republic
Morant Bay, Saint Thomas Jamaica
New Ross, County Wexford Ireland
Ocotal, Nueva Segovia Nicaragua 1985[13]
Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Province Greece 1962[14]
Middletown Cayey Puerto Rico
Melilli, Sicily Italy
New Britain Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 1983[15]
Giannitsa, Central Macedonia Greece
Puŀtusk, Masovian Voivodeship Poland
Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg Germany
Solarino, Sicily Italy
New Haven Afula-Gilboa, North District Israel 1995[16]
Amalfi, Campania Italy
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France 1984[8][16]
Bishkek, Chuy Province Kyrgyzstan
Freetown, Western Area Sierra Leone 1996[16]
Huế, Thua Thien-Hue Province Vietnam 1994[16]
León, León Department Nicaragua 1984[16][17]
Norwalk Nagarote, León Department Nicaragua 1986[17][18]
Seymour Nakło nad Notecią, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland 1998[19]
Stamford Afula-Gilboa, North Israel
Jajmau, Uttar Pradesh India
Jiangdu, Jiangsu Province China 2003[20]
Lima, Lima Province Peru
Minturno, Lazio Italy
Nanping, Fujian China 1993[21]
Settefrati, Lazio Italy
Sparti, Peloponnese Greece
Stonington Changchun, Jilin China
Stratford Stratford, Ontario Canada
Stratford, Stratford District New Zealand
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire United Kingdom
Torrington Changzhou, Jiangsu China 2005[22]
Trumbull Xinyi, Jiangsu China 2008[23]
Wallingford Wallingford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Waterbury Lisbon, Lisboa Portugal
Pontelandolfo, Benevento Italy
Wethersfield Nagayo, Nagasaki Japan
West Hartford Afula-Gilboa, Northern Israel
Westport Buller District New Zealand
St. Petersburg Russia
Marigny France
Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province China 2005[20]
Winsted Milanówek, Masovian Voivodeship Poland

Maine[edit]

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Bangor Carasque El Salvador
Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
Bath Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture Japan
Farmington Lac-Mégantic, Quebec Canada 1991[24]
Old Orchard Beach Mimizan, Landes France 1989[8]
Portland Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast Russia 1987[25]
Cap-Haïtien, Nord Department Haiti
Mytilene, North Aegean Greece
Shinagawa, Tokyo Japan
Topsfield Toppesfield, Essex United Kingdom
Waterville Kotlas, Arkhangelsk Oblast Russia 1990[26]

Massachusetts[edit]

Sister state[edit]

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Hokkaidō Japan 1990[27]
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Basel-Stadt Switzerland 2002[28]

Sister cities[edit]

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Amesbury Esabalu Kenya 1987[29]
Amherst Arcachon, Gironde France 1998[8]
Nyeri, Central Province Kenya 2007
Kanegasaki, Iwate Prefecture Japan 1993
La Paz Centro, León Department Nicaragua 1987[17][30]
Andover Andover, Hampshire United Kingdom 2004
Arlington Nagaokakyō, Kyoto Prefecture Japan
Portarlington, County Laois Ireland
Teosinte, Chalatenango El Salvador 1986[31]
Barnstable Barnstaple, Devon United Kingdom
Billerica Billericay, Essex United Kingdom
Boston See Sister cities of Boston, Massachusetts
Boxford Boxford, Suffolk United Kingdom
Brookline Quezalguate, León Department Nicaragua 1987[17][32]
Cambridge Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom
Catania, Catania Italy 1987 (inactive)[33]
Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos Province Cuba 2005[33][34]
Coimbra, Coimbra District Portugal[34] 1982[33]
Dublin, County Dublin Ireland 1983 (inactive)[33]
Florence, Tuscany Italy 1992 (inactive)[33]
Gaeta, Lazio Italy[34] 1982[33]
Galway, County Galway Ireland 1997[33]
Haidian, Beijing China 2005 (inactive)[33]
Ischia, Campana Italy 1984 (inactive)[33]
Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship Poland 1989 (inactive)[33]
San José Las Flores, Chalatenango El Salvador 1987[33][34]
Santo Domingo Oeste Dominican Republic 2003 (inactive)[33]
Southwark, Greater London United Kingdom 2004 (inactive)[33]
Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki Prefecture Japan[34] 1983[33]
Yerevan Armenia 1987[33][34]
Yuseong-gu, Daejon South Korea 2005 (inactive)[33]
Canton Bocholt, North Rhein-Westphalia Germany
Finglas, Dublin City Ireland
Concord Nanae, Hokkaidō Japan 1997[35]
Saint-Mandé, Île-de-France France 1987[8]
San Marcos, Atlántico Norte Nicaragua 1986[17]
Everett Governador Valdares, Minas Gerais Brazil 2007[36]
Fairhaven/New Bedford Tosashimizu, Kochi Prefecture Japan 1987
Fall River Ponta Delgada, Azores Portugal
Fitchburg Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany 1985[37]
Kokkola, Central Ostnobothia Finland
Oni, Racha Georgia
Tianjin China
Framingham Governador Valdares, Minas Gerais Brazil 2007[36]
Lomonosov, Saint Petersburg Russia
Gloucester Gloucester, Gloucestershire United Kingdom
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada
Shelburne, Nova Scotia Canada
Tamano, Okayama Prefecture Japan 2004
Great Barrington Fada N'gourma, Gourma Province Burkina Faso 2012[38]
Haverhill Haverhill, Suffolk United Kingdom
Hudson Vila do Porto, Azores Portugal 1986[39]
Kingston Dunbar, East Lothian United Kingdom
Lanesborough Lanesborough, County Longford Ireland 2007[40]
Lexington Antony, Hauts-de-Seine France
Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropretrovsk Oblast Ukraine
Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato Mexico
Lincoln Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom
Lowell Bamenda, North West Province Cameroon
Barclayville, Grand Kru County Liberia
Berdyansk, Zaporizhia Oblast Ukraine
Bryansk, Bryansk Oblast Russia 2006[41]
Limerick, County Limerick Ireland
Lobito, Benguela Province Angola
Nairobi, Nairobi County Kenya
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, Vosges France 1989[8][42]
Winneba, Central Region Ghana 2010[43]
Mansfield Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom
Marblehead Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes France 1986[8]
Saint-Lambert, Quebec Canada 1964[44]
Marlborough Akiruno, Tokyo Prefecture Japan 1998
Marlborough, Wiltshire United Kingdom
Medford Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture Japan 1980
MetroWest Rishon LeZion, Center District Israel
Nantucket Beaune, Côte-d'Or France 2006[8]
New Bedford Funchal Portugal
Newburyport Bura, Taita-Taveta District Kenya 1994[45]
Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia
Newton Mazkeret Batya Israel
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department Nicaragua 1988[17][46]
San Donato Val di Comino, Lazio Italy 1980[47]
North Adams Noisiel, Seine-et-Marne France 2000[8]
Peabody Santa Cruz da Graciosa, Azores Portugal
Messenia Greece
Pittsfield Ballina, County Mayo Ireland 1998[48]
Cava de' Tirreni, Campania Italy
Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do South Korea
Larreynaga, León Department Nicaragua 1984[17]
Plymouth Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom
Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture Japan 1990
Salem Oroville, California United States 2007[49]
Ōta, Tokyo Japan 1991[50]
Sharon Astana, Akmola Province Kazakhstan
Shelburne Falls Mutianyu, Huairou, Beijing China 2007
Somerville Tiznit, Souss-Massa-Draâ Morocco
Southborough Southborough, Kent United Kingdom
Springfield Takikawa, Hokkaidō Japan 1993[51]
Tralee, County Kerry Ireland
Sturbridge Stourbridge, West Midlands United Kingdom
Taunton Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores Portugal
Lagoa, Sao Miguel, Azores Portugal
Taunton, Somerset United Kingdom
Tewksbury Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire United Kingdom 1995
Truro Truro, Cornwall United Kingdom
Wareham Wareham, Dorset United Kingdom
Watertown Nueva Esperanza El Salvador
Weymouth Valencia, Valencian Community Spain
Wilbraham Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom
Winchester Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines France 1990[8]
Worcester Afula, North District Israel
Piraeus, Attica Greece
Pushkin, St. Petersburg Russia
Worcester, Worcestershire United Kingdom

New Hampshire[edit]

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Concord Agua Caliente, Chalatenango El Salvador
Hanover Joigny, Yonne France 1993[8]
Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture Japan
Keene Einbeck, Lower Saxony Germany 2002
Londonderry Vologda, Vologda Oblast Russia 1992[52]
Manchester Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany 1992[53]
Portsmouth Aburi, Akuapim South Municipal District Ghana 2004[54]
Kitase, Akupaim South Municipal District Ghana 2004[54]
Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture Japan
Pärnu, Pärnu County Estonia 1995
Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast Russia 1995[55]
Szolnok, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Hungary
Rye Rye, East Sussex United Kingdom

Rhode Island[edit]

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Blackstone Valley Amber Valley, Derbyshire United Kingdom 1994[56]
Coventry Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom 1971[57]
Newport Imperia, Liguria Italy
Kinsale, County Cork Ireland
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime France
Ponta Delgada, Azores Portugal
Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture[58] Japan 1958[59]
Skiathos, Thessaly Greece
Pawtucket Belper, Derbyshire United Kingdom
Providence Florence, Tuscany Italy 2003[60]
Guatemala City Guatemala
Phnom Penh Cambodia 2003[60]
Riga Latvia 2003[60]
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic 2003[60]

Vermont[edit]

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Barnet London Borough of Barnet United Kingdom
Bennington Somotillo, Chinandega Nicaragua 1992[17][61]
Burlington Arad, Central Israel 1991[62]
Bethlehem, Bethlehem Governorate Palestine 1991[62]
Ełk, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship Poland
Honfleur, Cavaldos France 2013[8]
Moss Point, Mississippi United States 2005[62]
Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture Japan 1991[62]
Puerto Cabezas, Atlántico Norte Nicaragua 1984[17][62]
Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast Russia 1987[62]
Colchester Colchester, Essex United Kingdom
Hartford Kratovo, Kratovo Municipality Macedonia
Randolph Myrhorod, Poltava Oblast Ukraine
Rutland Ishidoriya, Iwate Prefecture Japan 1986[63]
Rutland United Kingdom

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Notes[edit]

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