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 Nigeria 1979[3]
Ifetedo Nigeria Nigeria 1984[3]
Hubei Province China China 1979[3]
Lower Austria Austria Austria 1989[3]
Paraná Brazil Brazil 1986[3]
Saitama Prefecture Japan Japan 1990[3]
Taiwan Province Taiwan 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; 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 Germany 1997
Kiryat Ekron, Center District Israel Israel
Ashtabula Bardejov, Šariš Region Slovakia Slovakia
Bellefontaine Suzuka, Mie Japan Japan
Blue Ash Ilmenau, Thuringia Germany Germany 2000[5]
Bowling Green St. Thomas, Ontario Canada Canada
Brunswick Razgrad, Razgrad Province Bulgaria Bulgaria 1998
Canton Acre, North District Israel Israel
Celina Nandan, Hyogo Japan Japan
Centerville Bad Zwischenahn, Lower Saxony Germany Germany
Waterloo, Ontario Canada Canada
Chillicothe Azov, Rostov Oblast Russia Russia
Córdoba, Veracruz Mexico Mexico
Cincinnati Amman Jordan Jordan 2015[6]
Gifu, Gifu Japan Japan 1988[7][8]
Harare, Harare Province Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1990[9]
Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast Soviet Union USSR / Ukraine Ukraine 1989[10]
Liuzhou, Guangxi Province China China 1988[11]
Munich, Bavaria Germany West Germany / Germany 1989[12]
Mysore, Karnataka India India 2012[13][14]
Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle France France 1991[15][16]
Plovdiv, Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria 1991[17][16]
New Taipei Taiwan Taiwan 1994[18]
Cleveland Alexandria Egypt Egypt 1977[19]
Bahir Dar, Amhara Ethiopia Ethiopia 2004[19]
Bangalore, Bayaluseeme India India 1975[19]
Beit She'an, North District Israel Israel 2019[19]
Braşov, Braşov County Romania / Romania Romania 1973[19]
Bratislava, Bratislava Region Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia / Slovakia Slovakia 1990[19]
Cleveland England United Kingdom England, UK 1977[19]
Conakry, Conakry Region Guinea Guinea 1991[19]
Fier, Fier District Albania Albania 2006[19]
Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland Poland 1990[19]
Heidenheim an der Brenz, Baden-Württemberg Germany West Germany / Germany 1977[19]
Holon, Tel Aviv District Israel Israel 1977[19]
Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria Nigeria 1974[19]
Klaipėda, Klaipėda County Lithuania Lithuania 1992[19]
Lima, Lima Province Peru Peru 1964[19]
Ljubljana Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia / Slovenia Slovenia 1975[19]
Mayo Republic of Ireland Ireland 2003[19]
Miskolc, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Hungary Hungary 1995[19]
Rouen, Normandy France France 2008[16][19]
Segundo Montes, Morazán El Salvador El Salvador 1991[19]
Taipei Taiwan Taiwan 1975[19]
Vicenza, Veneto Italy Italy 2009[19]
Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast Soviet Union USSR / Russia Russia 1990[19]
Cleveland Heights Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast Soviet Union USSR / Russia Russia 1988[19]
Columbus Ahmedabad, Gujarat India India 2008[20]
Dresden, Saxony Germany Germany 1992[21][22]
Genoa, Liguira Italy Italy 1955[22]
Hefei, Anhui Province China China 1988[22]
Herzliya, Tel-Aviv District Israel Israel 1994[22]
Accra, Ghana Ghana Ghana 2015[23]
Odense, Syddenmark Denmark Denmark 1988[22]
Seville, Andalusia Spain Spain 1988[22]
Tainan Taiwan Taiwan 1980[22]
Curitiba, Paraná Brazil Brazil 2014[24]
Dayton Augsburg, Bavaria Germany West Germany / Germany 1964[25]
Holon, Tel-Aviv District Israel Israel
Monrovia, Montserrado County Liberia Liberia
Ōiso, Kanagawa Japan Japan
Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1999[26]
Delaware Baumholder Germany Germany 2011[27]
East Liverpool Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire England United Kingdom England, UK
Englewood Billerbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany West Germany / Germany 1983[28]
Euclid Naraha, Fukushima Japan Japan
Fremont Villa Hayes, Paraguay Paraguay Paraguay 2018
Glandorf Glandorf, Lower Saxony Germany West Germany / Germany 1976
Hamilton Hamilton, South Lanarkshire Scotland United Kingdom Scotland, UK
Huber Heights Dover, Kent England United Kingdom England, UK
Rheinsberg, Brandenburg Germany Germany
Hudson Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria Germany West Germany / Germany 1984[29]
Kent Dudince, Banská Bystrica Region Slovakia Slovakia 2003[30]
Kettering Kettering, Northamptonshire England United Kingdom England, UK 1978[31]
Steyr, Upper Austria Austria Austria 1970[31]
Lima Harima, Hyōgo Japan Japan 1999
Mansfield Mansfield, Nottinghamshire England United Kingdom England, UK 1989[32][33]
Tamura, Fukushima Japan Japan 2000[33]
Miamisburg Owen Sound, Ontario Canada Canada
Middletown Osaki, Miyagi Japan Japan
Milan Yawata, Kyoto Japan Japan
Montgomery Neuilly-Plaisance, Île-de-France France France
Oakwood Outremont, Quebec Canada Canada
Le Vésinet, Île-de-France France France 1972[16][34]
Oberlin Ile-Ife, Osun State Nigeria Nigeria 1975[35]
Suzdal, Russia Russia Russia 1991[35]
Portsmouth Great Corby, Cumbria England United Kingdom England, UK
Orizaba, Veracruz Mexico Mexico
Zittau, Saxony Germany Germany
Shaker Heights Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast Soviet Union USSR / Russia Russia 1988[19]
Springfield Casey, Victoria Australia Australia 1986[36]
Kragujevac, Šumadija Serbia Serbia 2000[36]
Piteşti, Argeş County Romania Romania 2000[36]
Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt Germany Germany 1995[36]
St. Marys Awaji, Hyōgo Japan Japan
Lienen, North Rhine-Westphaila Germany Germany
Tiffin Bursa Turkey Turkey 1983[37]
Toledo Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha Spain Spain 1931
Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony Germany Germany 2002
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu India India 2009
Londrina, Paraná Brazil Brazil 1975
Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship Poland Poland 1991
Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province China China 1985
Szeged, Csongrád County Hungary Hungary 1990
Tanga, Tanga Region Tanzania Tanzania 2001
Toyohashi, Aichi Japan Japan 2000
Troy Takahashi, Okayama Japan Japan
Vandalia Lichtenfels Germany West Germany / Germany 1975[38]
Prestwick, South Ayrshire Scotland United Kingdom Scotland, UK 1993[38][39]
Van Wert Goshiki, Hyogo Japan Japan
Vermilion Paimpol, Côtes-d'Armor France France
Wapakoneta Lengerich, Westphalia Germany Germany 1994[40]
Wellington Crieff, Perth and Kinross Scotland United Kingdom Scotland, UK
Westlake Tralee, County Kerry Republic of Ireland Ireland 2009[41]
Kingsville Canada Canada 2012
Wooster Collepietro, L'Aquila Italy Italy
Worthington Sayama, Saitama Japan Japan
Yellow Springs El Jícaro, Nueva Segovia Nicaragua Nicaragua 1986[42]
Youngstown Al-Bireh, Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate State of Palestine Palestine Authority, Palestine
Salerno, Campania Italy Italy 2004[43]
Spišská Nová Ves, Košice Region Slovakia Slovakia 1991[44]

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