List of sister cities in New York

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This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. state of New York. 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. This article has not been updated to 2016 standards.

Many New York State 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 York State cities and counties[edit]

Dortmund, Germany, one of Buffalo's numerous sisters.
Windsor, Nova Scotia, home to St. John's Church and the birthplace of ice hockey... a sister to Cooperstown, the birthplace of baseball.
The Greek city of Rhodes, sister city to the Rochester suburb of Greece.
The Seimon Ishibashi Bridge in Tokyo, Japan, one of New York City's sister cities.
Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, one of Rochester's sisters.
Vichy and Saratoga Springs are twinned inter alli by spas and thoroughbred horse racing.
Warwick Castle in Warwick, England, sister to its namesake town in New York.
New York State Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Albany Nassau, New Providence The Bahamas Bahamas
Nijmegen, Gelderland Netherlands Netherlands
Tula, Tula Oblast Russia Russia 1991[3]
Amityville Le Bourget, Seine-Saint-Denis France France 1978[4]
Bellport Sainte-Maxime, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France France 1988[4]
Binghamton Borovichi, Novgorod Oblast Russia Russia ~1990[5]
El Charcón, La Libertad El Salvador El Salvador 1992[6]
La Teste-de-Buch, Aquitane France France 1987[4]
Buffalo Cape Coast, Central Region Ghana Ghana 1976[111]
Derry, County Londonderry United Kingdom Northern Ireland, UK
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany Germany 1974[7]
Drohobych, Lviv Oblast Ukraine Ukraine 2001[8]
Horlivka, Donetsk Oblast Ukraine Ukraine 2007[9]
Juba, Central Equatoria South Sudan South Sudan
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture Japan Japan 1962[10]
Kiryat Gat, South Israel Israel
Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France France 1989[4][11]
Marília, São Paulo Brazil Brazil
Pescasseroli, Abruzzo Italy Italy
Rzeszów, Podkarpacie Province Poland Poland 1974[12]
Saint Ann Jamaica Jamaica 2007[13]
Siena, Toscana Italy Italy 1961[14]
Torremaggiore, Puglia Italy Italy
Tver, Tver Oblast Russia Russia 1989[15]
Abuja Nigeria Nigeria 2004[112]
Yeongcheon, North Gyeonsang Province South Korea South Korea 2011[16]
Cambridge Scontrone, Abruzzo Italy Italy 2004
Canisteo Wauchope, New South Wales Australia Australia 1966[17]
Cheektowaga Łowicz, Łódź Voivodeship[18] Poland Poland 1996[19]
Chili Agropoli, Campania Italy Italy
Clarence Tianjin China China 2001[20]
Columbia County Malpaisillo, León Nicaragua Nicaragua
Cooperstown Windsor, Nova Scotia Canada Canada 1996[21]
Corning Lviv, Lviv Oblast Ukraine Ukraine 1987
Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan Japan 1990
San Giovanni Valdarno, Arezzo Italy Italy
Coventry Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom England, UK 1972[22]
Lockport Asiago, Veneto Italy Italy 2014[23]
Glen Cove Sturno, Avellino Italy Italy 1986[24]
Glens Falls
Warren County
Saga, Saga Prefecture Japan Japan 1988[25]
Great Neck Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Iran Iran
Great Neck Plaza Tiberias, North Israel Israel 2002[26]
Greece Rhodes, South Aegean Greece Greece
Vitré, Bretagne France France 1990[4]
Greenport Mangalia, Constanţa County Romania Romania
Harrison Montgeron, Île-de-France France France
Hempstead Pardes Hanna-Karkur, Haifa Israel Israel
Honeoye Falls Borgne, Nord Haiti Haiti
Horseheads Bato, Tochigi Prefecture Japan Japan
Hudson Pallisa, Pallisa District Uganda Uganda 2006[27]
Irondequoit Pescara, Abruzzo Italy Italy
Poltava, Poltava Oblast Ukraine Ukraine 1991[28]
Ithaca Eldoret, Rift Valley Province Kenya Kenya 2007[29]
Jamestown Cantù, Lombardy Italy Italy
Haicheng, Liaoning China China 1996[30]
Jakobstad, Ostrobothnia Finland Finland N/A (inactive)
Gjakova Kosovo Kosovo 2001[31]
Lackawanna Mielec, Subcarpathian Voivodeship[18] Poland Poland
Mount Vernon Shijingshan District[32] China China
Yangquan, Shaanxi Province[32] China China
New Paltz Niimi, Okayama Prefecture Japan Japan 1998[33]
New Rochelle La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes France France 1957[4]
New York City Beijing China China 1980[34]
Budapest, Pest County Hungary Hungary 1992[34]
Cairo, Cairo Governorate Egypt Egypt 1982[34]
Brasilia, Federal District Brazil Brazil 2004[34]
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District Israel Israel 1993[34]
Baku, Baku Central city Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2002
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa South Africa 2003[34]
London, Greater London United Kingdom England, UK 2001[34]
Madrid, Community of Madrid Spain Spain 1982[34]
Rome, Lazio Italy Italy 1992[34]
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1983[34]
Tokyo Japan Japan 1960[34]
Brooklyn, New York City Bnei Brak[35] Israel Israel
Vietnam, Thua Thien-Hue Province Vietnam Vietnam
London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London[36] United Kingdom England, UK
Anzio, Lazio Italy Italy 1990
Gdynia Poland Poland 1991[37]
Beşiktaş, Istanbul Province Turkey Turkey 2005[38]
Leopoldstadt, Vienna Austria Austria 2007[39][40][41]
Konak, Izmir Turkey Turkey 2010[42]
Chaoyang District, Beijing China China 2014[43]
Yiwu, Jinhua China China 2014[43]
Crown Heights, Brooklyn Kfar Chabad, Center Israel Israel
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Farsund Norway Norway 2011[44]
Lower East Side, Manhattan Barrio Nueva York, Bluefields Nicaragua Nicaragua 1985
Staten Island, New York City Crespina, Toscana Italy Italy 2007
Debar, Debar Municipality Republic of Macedonia Macedonia
Penchard, Seine-et-Marne France


Wexford, County Wexford Republic of Ireland Ireland
Northport Sochi, Krasnodar Krai Russia Russia 2012
Peekskill Castlebar, County Mayo Republic of Ireland Ireland 2000[45]
Port Chester
Westchester County
Jingzhou, Hubei Province China China
Ramapo Andretta, Campania Italy Italy 1996[46]
Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem Israel Israel 1998[47]
Doneraile, County Cork Republic of Ireland Ireland
Makati, Metro Manila Philippines Philippines 1996[48]
Red Hook (village) Mas-ha, Salfit Governorate State of Palestine Palestine 2011[49]
Rhinebeck Larreynaga, León Nicaragua Nicaragua 1989[50]
Rochester Alytus, Alytus County Lithuania Lithuania 2009[51]
Bamako, Gao Mali Mali 1975[51]
Caltanissetta, Sicily Italy Italy 1965[51]
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan Japan 1996[51]
Krakow, Małopolska Province Poland Poland 1973[51]
Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast Russia Russia 1990[51]
Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata Province Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1997[51]
Rehovot, Center District Israel Israel 1972[51]
Rennes, Bretagne France France 1958[4][51]
Waterford, County Waterford Republic of Ireland Ireland 1983[51]
Würzburg, Bavaria Germany Germany 1964[51]
Xianyang, Shaanxi China China 2008[52]
Saranac Lake Entrains-sur-Nohain, Nièvre France France 1989[4]
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Québec Canada Canada 2002[53]
Saratoga Springs Chekhov, Moscow Oblast Russia Russia 2001 (inactive)[54]
Vichy, Allier France France 1994 (inactive)[55]
Schenectady Nijkerk, Gelderland Netherlands Netherlands 1986[56]
Suffolk County Suffolk United Kingdom England, UK
Syracuse Chiayi Taiwan Taiwan 2001[57]
Fuzhou, Fujian China China 1991[58]
Ta'izz, Ta'izz Governorate Yemen Yemen
Tampere, Pirkanmaa Finland Finland 1981
Warwick Warwick, Warwickshire United Kingdom England, UK
Woodstock Nimbin, New South Wales Australia Australia 1996[59]
Yonkers Kamëz, Tirana District Albania Albania 2011[60]
Ternopil, Ternopil Oblast UkraineUkraine 1991[32]


See also[edit]


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