List of twin towns and sister cities in Africa

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This is a list of twin towns and sister cities in Africa. That is, pairs of towns or cities in different countries in Africa which have town twinning arrangements. Where known, the date of formation of the twinning agreement is included in parentheses.

Note that the list is likely to always remain incomplete, since no canonical list of such arrangements exists; even those towns that are listed may well have arrangements which are not listed here. However, a searchable, interactive list is maintained by Sister Cities International. Note also that any twinning arrangement should be listed at two locations in the series of lists: once for each of the towns involved in the arrangement.

Algeria[edit]

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Barcelona, Spain
Beijing, China (1989)
Berlin, Germany
Bordeaux, France
Casablanca, Morocco
Cairo, Egypt
Dakar, Senegal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
El Aaiun, Western Sahara
Geneva, Switzerland
London, United Kingdom
Montreal, Canada
Moscow, Russia
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
Santiago, Chile
São Paulo, Brazil
Shanghai, China
Tripoli, Libya
Tunis, Tunisia
Brest, France (1995)
Grenoble, France[1]
Istanbul, Turkey
Sousse, Tunisia
Tifariti, Western Sahara
Havana, Cuba
Zarqa, Jordan
Sfax, Tunisia
Gdańsk, Poland
Dakar, Senegal
Durban, South Africa[2]
Elche, Spain
Oujda, Morocco
Bordeaux, France

Angola[edit]

São Paulo, Brazil[3][4]
Salvador, Brazil
Houston, United States (2003)
Porto, Portugal[5][6]
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Macau, Macau
Tahoua, Niger

Botswana[edit]

Burbank, United States[7]
Zhejiang Province, China[8]
Västerås, Sweden[9]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Tamale, Ghana (2003)[10]

Cameroon[edit]

Philadelphia, United States (1986)
Newark, United States
Dakar, Senegal
Saint-Brieuc, France
Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Seattle, United States

Cape Verde[edit]

Loures, Portugal (1993)
Fortaleza, Brazil
Funchal, Portugal

Djibouti[edit]

Rimini, Italy
La Paz, Baja California Sur, México

Egypt[edit]

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Vitoria, Spain
Guadalajara, Mexico

Ethiopia[edit]

Johannesburg, South Africa
Denver, United States (1995)
Cleveland, United States (2004)
Corvallis, United States

Ghana[edit]

Chicago, United States
Columbia, South Carolina, USA[11]
Washington, D.C., United States
Johannesburg, South Africa
Kings Langley
Louisville, United States (1979)[12]
Fada N'gourma, Burkina Faso (2003)[10]
Niamey Commune II, Niger (2008)[13]
Greenwich

Kenya[edit]

Newburyport, United States
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Seattle, United States
Denver, United States
Amherst, United States

Lesotho[edit]

Austin, United States

Libya[edit]

Belgrade, Serbia
Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2003)
Madrid, Spain
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (1976)

Madagascar[edit]

Yerevan, Armenia
Vorkuta, Russia
Montreal, Canada
Suzhou, China
Pune, India
Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion
Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius
Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
Saint-Benoît, Réunion
Naples. Italy

Mali[edit]

Angers, France (since MQ 1974)
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Dakar, Senegal
Leipzig, Germany
Rochester, New York, United States (since 1975)
São Paulo, Brazil
Berkeley, California, United States
Thionville, France
Mortagne-au-Perche, France
Angoulême, France, since 1984.
Richmond, Virginia, United States.
Chemnitz, Germany
Hay-on-Wye, Wales, United Kingdom
Kairouan, Tunisia
Istanbul, Turkey
Marrakech, Morocco
Saintes, France
Tempe, Arizona, United States
Tifariti, Western Sahara

Mauritius[edit]

La Possession, Réunion
Québec, Canada
Doha, Qatar
Ahmedabad, India
Jaipur, India
Saint-Malo, France
Foshan, China
Franceville, Gabon
Karachi, Pakistan
Saint-Pierre, Réunion
Quartier Militaire, Mauritius
Castel Gandolfo, Italy
Pune, India
Antsirabé, Madagascar
Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion
Saint-Benoît, Réunion
Ambalavao, Madagascar

Morocco[edit]

Sintra, Portugal
Algiers, Algeria
Bordeaux, France
Chicago, United States
Shanghai, China
Vierzon, France
La Rochelle, France (since 1999)[14]
Montpellier, France, since 1961
Strasbourg, France, since 1961
Florence, Italy, (since 1961)
Kairouan, Tunisia, since 1965
Saint Louis, Senegal, since 1979
Coimbra, Portugal[15]
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, since 2003
Lahore, Pakistan
Suwon, South Korea, since 2003
İzmir, Turkey, since 1995[16]
Puebla, Mexico
Jerusalem, Palestine, since 1981
Timbuktu, Mali
Mashhad, Iran, Start since October 2011
Cenon, France
Reims, France, since 2011
Nîmes, France, since 2005
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Ghent, Belgium
Trowbridge, England, United Kingdom (2006)
Jouy le Moutier, France
Cairo, Egypt
Faro, Portugal (1954)

Mozambique[edit]

Bristol, England, United Kingdom (1990)
Lisbon, Portugal
Loures, Portugal (1996)
Johannesburg, South Africa

Namibia[edit]

Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
Elverum, Norway
Johannesburg, South Africa

Niger[edit]

Tamale, Ghana (2008)[13]

Nigeria[edit]

Brasília, Brazil.
Detroit, United States.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Compton, CAlifornia, United States (2010)[17]
Austin, USA
Gresham, USA

Republic of the Congo[edit]

Dresden, Germany (1975)
Olathe, Kansas, USA.
Weihai, People's Republic of China.

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)
Bologna (Italy) starts soon
Brussels (Belgium) since 2002
Dakar (Senegal)
Ankara (Turkey)
Johannesburg, South Africa

Rwanda[edit]

San Bernardino, USA

Senegal[edit]

Algiers, Algeria
Fortaleza, Brazil

Sierra Leone[edit]

Hull, England, United Kingdom
Kansas City, United States
New Haven, United States
Wilkinsburg, United States

Somalia[edit]

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Doha, Qatar
Gothenburg, Sweden
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Almaty, Kazakhstan[18]
Istanbul, Turkey[19]

South Africa[edit]

Gävle, Sweden
Leiden, Netherlands
Milwaukee County, United States of America
Aachen, Germany[20]
Funchal, Portugal
Haifa, Israel[21]
Hangzhou, China[22]
Miami-Dade County, United States[23]
Nice, France[24]
Saint Petersburg, Russia[25]
Alexandria, Egypt
Nantes, France
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany
Chicago, United States
Eilat, Israel
Leeds, United Kingdom
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Le Port, Reunion Island, France
Guangzhou, China
Daejeon, South Korea
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Oran, Algeria
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Accra, Ghana
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Birmingham United Kingdom
London United Kingdom
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Matola, Mozambique
New York City, United States
Windhoek, Namibia
Val de Marne, France
Bethlehem, Palestinian Authority
Washington D.C., United States
Taipei, Taiwan
Kiev, Ukraine[26]
Tehran, Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan
Amman, Jordan
Delft, Netherlands
Hampton, United States
Taichung, Taiwan
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Sudan[edit]

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Cairo, Egypt
Istanbul, Turkey
St. Petersburg, Russia
Wuhan, China

Swaziland[edit]

Fort Worth, United States (2004)

Tanzania[edit]

Durham, United States
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Samsun, Turkey
Linköping, Sweden
Tampere, Finland
Tifariti, Western Sahara
Tifariti, Western Sahara
Toledo, United States (2001)

Togo[edit]

Shenzhen, China, since 1993[27][28][29]

Tunisia[edit]

Delft, Netherlands
Stuttgart, Germany
Münster, Germany
Saint-Etienne, France
Seto, Japan
Grenoble, France[1]
Makhachkala, Russia
Marburg, Germany[30]
Miami, United States
Serpukhovsky District, Russia
Cairo, Egypt

Uganda[edit]

Hudson, United States
Ashkelon, Israel

Western Sahara[edit]

Motril, Granada, Andalucía, Spain
Puçol, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain (since 1 September 2002)
Quarrata, Pistoia, Toscana, Italy
Batna, Batna Province, Algeria
Benalúa de las Villas, Granada, Andalucía, Spain
Capraia e Limite, Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Campi Bisenzio, Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
Prato, Prato, Toscana, Italy
La Rinconada, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain
Montemurlo, Prato, Toscana,Italy
Monteroni d'Arbia, Siena, Toscana, Italy
Montevarchi, Arezzo, Toscana, Italy
Novelda, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
San Piero a Sieve, Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Sagunto, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
Tolosa, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain
Le Mans, Sarthe, France (since 10 January 1982)
Coslada, Madrid, Spain
Llanera, Asturias, Spain
Peligros, Granada, Andalucía, Spain
Ponte Buggianese, Pistoia, Toscana, Italy
Agliana, Pistoia, Toscana, Italy
Aldaya, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
Arusha, Arusha Region, Tanzania (since 21 December 2009)
Caroní, Bolívar, Venezuela (since 25 July 2011)
Istán, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Libertador, Capital District, Venezuela
Loro Ciuffenna, Arezzo, Toscana, Italy
Mascara, Mascara Province, Algeria (since 9 June 2008)
Mbeya, Mbeya Region, Tanzania (since 21 December 2009)
Mwanza, Mwanza Region, Tanzania (since 21 December 2009)
Los Palacios y Villafranca, Sevilla, Spain
Pontassieve, Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Signa, Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Sumbawanga, Rukwa Region, Tanzania (since 21 December 2009)
Tanga, Tanga Region, Tanzania (since 21 December 2009)
Balmaseda, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain
Venta de Baños, Palencia, Castilla y León, Spain
Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

Zambia[edit]

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Baia Mare, Romania
Bor, Serbia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Funchal, Portugal
Cork City, Republic of Ireland
Izhevsk, Russia
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Los Angeles, United States
Harbin, China
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bentol, Liberia
Blantyre, Malawi
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Porto, Portugal
Makhachkala, Russia
Aldershot, United Kingdom

Zimbabwe[edit]

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (1986)
Durban, South Africa
Polokwane, South Africa
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom (1986)
Haarlem, Netherlands (1992)
Portland, United States (1991)

Masvingo and Kernen, Germany, since 1990.

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