List of sister cities in Pennsylvania

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This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania[edit]

Pennsylvania Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Matanzas Province Cuba 2000[3]
Rhône-Alpes France 2006[4]

Sister cities of Pennsylvania cities and counties[edit]

Cheltenham is twins with its namesake in England.
The Cathedral on the Plaza Mayor in Erie's sister city of Mérida is the oldest in North America.
The Acropolis of Athens in one of Philadelphia's sisters.
Sheffield, like a number of Pittsburgh's sisters, is twinned due to its impact on the world's steel industry.
A sign welcoming travelers to York proudly boasts both of that city's twins: Arles, France and Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany. The York-Arles partnership, established in 1954, was the first of its kind between American and French municipalities.
Pennsylvania Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Allentown Lelów, Silesian Voivodeship Poland
Tiberias, Lower Galilee Israel 1998[5]
Vinci, Tuscany Italy
Altoona St. Pölten, Lower Austria Austria 2000[6]
Ambler Maida, Calabria Italy 2010[7]
Bethlehem Corfu Greece 2013[8]
Murska Sobota, Prekmurje Slovenia
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg Germany 1991[9]
Tondabayashi, Osaka Japan 1972[10]
Boyertown Bohodukhiv, Kharkiv Oblast Ukraine 1993
Caln Township Calne, Wiltshire England 1982[11]
Chambersburg Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan 1960[12]
Cheltenham Cheltenham, Gloucestershire England
Coatesville Greenock, Inverclyde Scotland
Curwensville Workington, Cumbria England
Dalton Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria England
Drumore Township
and Lancaster County
Dromore, County Down Northern Ireland 1996[13]
Elizabethtown Letterkenny, County Donegal Ireland 2002[14]
Ephrata Eberbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany 1976[15]
Erie Dungarvan, County Waterford Ireland 2007[16]
Lublin, Lublin Vovoideship Poland
Mérida, Yucatán Mexico
Zibo, Shandong Province China
Fleetwood Fleetwood, Lancashire England
Gettysburg León, León Department Nicaragua 1987[17]
Greensburg Belize
Cercemaggiore, Molise Italy 2003[18]
Harrisburg Ma'alot-Tarshiha, North Israel 1998[5]
Pachuca, Hidalgo Mexico 1998[19]
Hazleton Gorzów Wielkopolski, Lubusz Voivodeship Poland
Mountain Communities of Lambro and Mingardo, Campania Italy 2001[20]
Lancaster Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem Israel 1998[5]
Sano, Tochigi Prefecture Japan 1994
Limerick Limerick, County Limerick Ireland 1990[21]
Lititz Kunvald, Ústí nad Orlicí Czech Republic 2006[22]
Montgomery County Gwanak-gu, Seoul South Korea
Nanty Glo Nantyglo, Monmouthshire Wales
New Castle Shinshiro, Aichi Japan 1998[23]
New Holland Longvic, Bourgogne France
Northampton Stegersbach, Burgenland Austria
Philadelphia Abruzzo Italy 1997[24]
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France 1998[25]
Douala, Littoral Province Cameroon 1986[26]
Florence, Tuscany Italy 1964[27]
Incheon, Sudogwon South Korea 1984[28]
Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture Japan 1986[29]
Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Russia 1992[30]
Tel Aviv Israel 1966[31]
Tianjin China 1980[32]
Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland 1976[33]
Pittsburgh Bilbao, Basque Country Spain 1960s[34]
Cherry Hill, New Jersey United States
Donetsk, Donetsk Oblast Ukraine 1992[35]
Fernando de la Mora, Gran Asunción Paraguay
Karmiel, North Israel 1995[36]
Kolkata India
Matanzas, Matanzas Province Cuba 1998
Misgav, Galilee Israel 1995[36]
Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Region Russia
Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region Czech Republic 2001[37]
Prešov, Prešov District Slovakia 2002[38]
Saitama, Saitama Prefecture
(includes Ōmiya-ku, Saitama Prefecture)
Japan 1997[39]
San Isidro, Matagalpa Nicaragua
Sheffield, South Yorkshire England
Sofia Bulgaria
Skopje Macedonia 2002[40]
Wuhan, Hubei Province China 1982[41]
Zagreb Croatia 1980
Saxonburg Mühlhausen, Thuringia Germany 2008
Scranton Ballina, County Mayo Ireland
Trnava, Trnava District Slovakia
Upper Darby Motoyama, Kōchi Japan
Wilkinsburg Makeni, Northern Province Sierra Leone 2004[42]
Williamsport Ma'ale Adumim West Bank 2010[43][44]
York Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France 1954[25][45]
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany 1981[45]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Mission and Goals". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
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