List of twin towns and sister cities in Portugal

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This is a list of places in Portugal having standing links to local communities in other countries. In most cases, the association, especially when formalised by local government, is known as "town twinning" (though other terms, such as "partner towns" or "sister cities" are sometimes used instead), and while most of the places included are towns, the list also comprises villages, cities, districts, counties, etc. with similar links.[1]

Almada[edit]

Angra do Heroísmo[edit]

Armamar[edit]

Aveiro[edit]

Barcelos[edit]

Batalha[edit]

Braga[edit]

Bragança[edit]

Cascais[edit]

Coimbra[edit]

Is twinned with:[3][4]

Évora[edit]

Faro[edit]

Figueira da Foz[edit]

Funchal[edit]

Funchal is twinned with:[7]

Fundão[edit]

Guimarães[edit]

Ílhavo[edit]

Lisbon[edit]

Lisbon is twinned with the following cities:[9][10]

Loures[edit]

Maia[edit]

Matosinhos[edit]

Porto[edit]

Porto is twinned with:[11][12]

Póvoa de Varzim[edit]

Sambrosa[edit]

São João da Madeira[edit]

Sesimbra[edit]

Sesimbra is a founding member of the Douzelage, a town twinning association of 23 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[15][16]

Sintra[edit]

  • Asilah, Morocco (August 2006)

Vila do Conde[edit]

Vila Nova de Famalicão[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geminações de Cidades e Vilas" (in Portuguese). Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  2. ^ Correio do Minho Lido a 21 de Novembro de 2012.
  3. ^ "Geminações de Cidades e Vilas: Coimbra" (in Portuguese). Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  4. ^ "Cidades Geminadas". cm-coimbra.pt (in Portuguese). Coimbra, Portugual: Câmara Municipal de Coimbra. 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-17. 
  5. ^ "A Message from the Peace Commission: Information on Cambridge's Sister Cities," 15 February 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
  6. ^ Richard Thompson. "Looking to strengthen family ties with 'sister cities'," Boston Globe, 12 October 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
  7. ^ "Geminações de Cidades e Vilas: Funchal" (in Portuguese). Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Campinas signs agreement of sister sity with Cascais and Fundão in Portugal". Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Geminações de Cidades e Vilas: Lisbon" [Twinning Cities and Towns: Lisbon] (in Portuguese). Lisbon, Portugal: Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses [National Association of Portuguese Municipalities]. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  10. ^ "Acordos de geminação, de cooperação e de amizade" [Twinning agreements, cooperation and friendship] (in Portuguese). Lisbon, Portugal: Camara Municipal de Lisboa. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  11. ^ "International Relations of the City of Porto". © 2006–2009 Municipal Directorateofthe PresidencyServices InternationalRelationsOffice. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  12. ^ "Geminações de Cidades e Vilas: Porto" (in Portuguese). Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  13. ^ "Bristol City – Town twinning". © 2009 Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  14. ^ "Sister Cities of Nagasaki City". © 2008–2009 International Affairs Section Nagasaki City Hall. Retrieved 10 July 2009. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Douzelage.org: Home". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 21 October 2009. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Douzelage.org: Member Towns". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 21 October 2009.