List of sister cities in Ohio

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This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. state of Ohio. Sister cities, known in Europe as town twins, are municipalities (sometimes counties, regions, states and other sub-national entities) that cooperate to foster cultural links. They interact with each other across a broad range of activities, often including education, business, the arts, or health care.[1]

Many Ohio jurisdictions work with foreign cities through Sister Cities International, an organization whose goal is to "Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation."[2]

Sister states of Ohio[edit]

Ohio Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
State of Ohio Anambra State Nigeria 1979[3]
Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea 1984[3]
Hubei Province China 1979[3]
Lower Austria Austria 1989[3]
Paraná Brazil 1986[3]
Saitama Prefecture Japan 1990[3]
Taiwan Province Taiwan 1990[3]

Sister cities of Ohio cities and counties[edit]

Munich is one of nine sisters to Cincinnati (though only eight are active as of 2009 due to the suspension of the Harare twinship).
Slovakia has a number of twins in Ohio; the former's capital city, Bratislava, is one of many belonging to Cleveland.
Genoa and Columbus are twinned mainly because of native Genovese Christopher Columbus.
Dayton's city seal, featured in Holon, Israel's gateway, is the second from the right in this picture.
Toledo, Spain and Toledo, Ohio formed the world's first-ever intercity partnership in 1931, predating both Sister Cities International and US President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Sister Cities initiative.
Ohio Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Akron Chemnitz, Saxony[4] Germany 1997
Kiryat Ekron, Center District Israel
Ashtabula Bardejov, Šariš Region Slovakia
Bellefontaine Suzuka, Mie Japan
Blue Ash Ilmenau, Thuringia Germany 2000[5]
Bowling Green St. Thomas, Ontario Canada
Brunswick Razgrad, Razgrad Province Bulgaria 1998
Canton Acre, North District Israel
Celina Nandan, Hyogo Japan
Centerville Bad Zwischenahn, Lower Saxony Germany
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Chillicothe Azov, Rostov Oblast Russia
Córdoba, Veracruz Mexico
Cincinnati Gifu, Gifu Japan 1988[6][7]
Harare, Harare Province Zimbabwe 1990[8]
Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast Ukraine 1989[9]
Liuzhou, Guangxi Province China 1988[10]
Munich, Bavaria Germany 1989[11]
Mysore, Karnataka India India 2012[12][13]
Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle France 1991[14][15]
New Taipei Taiwan 1994[16]
South Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh India India
Cleveland Achill Island, County Mayo Ireland 2003[17]
Alexandria Egypt
Bahir Dar, Amhara Ethiopia
Bangalore, Bayaluseeme India India 1992
Beit She'an, North District Israel 1995[18]
Braşov, Braşov County Romania 1991[17]
Bratislava, Bratislava Region Slovakia
Cleveland England 1995
Conakry, Conakry Region Guinea
Fier, Fier District Albania 2006[17]
Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland 1990[17]
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico 1976[19][20]
Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria
Klaipėda, Klaipėda County Lithuania 1992[17]
Lima, Lima Province Peru
Ljubljana Slovenia
Miskolc, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Hungary
Nettuno, Lazio Italy
Rouen, Normandy France 2008[15][17]
Segundo Montes, Morazán El Salvador 1991[17]
Taipei Taiwan
Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast Russia 1990[17]
Cleveland Heights Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast Russia
Columbus Ahmedabad, Gujarat India India 2008[21]
Dresden, Saxony Germany 1992[22][23]
Genoa, Liguira Italy 1955[23]
Hefei, Anhui Province China 1988[23]
Herzliya, Tel-Aviv District Israel 1994[23]
Kumasi, Ashanti Region Ghana 2008[21]
Odense, Syddenmark Denmark 1988[23]
Seville, Andalusia Spain 1988[23]
Tainan Taiwan 1980[23]
Zapopan, Jalisco Mexico 2008[21]
Dayton Augsburg, Bavaria Germany 1964[24]
Holon, Tel-Aviv District Israel
Monrovia, Montserrado County Liberia
Ōiso, Kanagawa Japan
Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton Bosnia and Herzegovina 1999[25]
Delaware Baumholder Germany 2011[26]
East Liverpool Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire England
Englewood Billerbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany 1983[27]
Euclid Naraha, Fukushima Japan
Glandorf Glandorf, Lower Saxony Germany 1976
Hamilton Hamilton, South Lanarkshire Scotland
Huber Heights Dover, Kent England
Rheinsberg, Brandenburg Germany
Hudson Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria Germany 1984[28]
Kent Dudince, Banská Bystrica Region Slovakia 2003[29]
Kettering Kettering, Northamptonshire England 1978[30]
Steyr, Upper Austria Austria 1970[30]
Lima Harima, Hyōgo Japan 1999
Mansfield Mansfield, Nottinghamshire England 1989[31][32]
Tamura, Fukushima Japan 2000[32]
Miamisburg Owen Sound, Ontario Canada
Middletown Osaki, Miyagi Japan
Milan Yawata, Kyoto Japan
Montgomery Neuilly-Plaisance, Île-de-France France
Oakwood Outremont, Quebec Canada
Le Vésinet, Île-de-France France 1972[15][33]
Oberlin Ile-Ife, Osun State Nigeria
Portsmouth Great Corby, Cumbria England
Orizaba, Veracruz Mexico
Zittau, Saxony Germany
Springfield Casey, Victoria Australia 1986[34]
Kragujevac, Šumadija Serbia 2000[34]
Piteşti, Argeş County Romania 2000[34]
Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt Germany 1995[34]
St. Marys Awaji, Hyōgo Japan
Lienen, North Rhine-Westphaila Germany
Tiffin Bursa Turkey 1983[35]
Toledo Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha Spain 1931
Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony Germany 2002
Londrina, Paraná Brazil 1975
Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship Poland 1991
Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province China 1985
Szeged, Csongrád County Hungary 1990
Tanga, Tanga Region Tanzania 2001
Toyohashi, Aichi Japan 2000
Troy Takahashi, Okayama Japan
Vandalia Lichtenfels Germany 1975[36]
Prestwick, South Ayrshire Scotland 1993[36]
Van Wert Goshiki, Hyogo Japan
Vermilion Paimpol, Côtes-d'Armor France
Wapakoneta Lengerich, Westphalia Germany 1994[37]
Wellington Crieff, Perth and Kinross Scotland
Westlake Tralee, County Kerry Ireland 2009[38]
Kingsville Canada 2012
Wooster Collepietro, L'Aquila Italy
Worthington Sayama, Saitama Japan
Yellow Springs El Jícaro, Nueva Segovia Nicaragua 1986[39]
Youngstown Al-Bireh, Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate Palestine
Salerno, Campania Italy 2004[40]
Spišská Nová Ves, Košice Region Slovakia 1991[41]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Mission and Goals". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
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