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.


Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spain Barcelona, Spain
China Beijing, China (1989)
Germany Berlin, Germany
France Bordeaux, France
Egypt Cairo, Egypt
Morocco Casablanca, Morocco
Senegal Dakar, Senegal
United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Western Sahara El Aaiun, Western Sahara
Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland
United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Russia Moscow, Russia
France Paris, France
North Korea Pyongyang, North Korea[1]
Italy Rome, Italy
Chile Santiago, Chile
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
China Shanghai, China
Libya Tripoli, Libya
Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia
France Brest, France (1995)
France Grenoble, France[2]
Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Tunisia Sousse, Tunisia
Western Sahara Tifariti, Western Sahara
France Bordeaux, France
Senegal Dakar, Senegal
South Africa Durban, South Africa[3]
Spain Elche, Spain
Poland Gdańsk, Poland
Cuba Havana, Cuba
Morocco Oujda, Morocco
Tunisia Sfax, Tunisia
Jordan Zarqa, Jordan


Brazil Belo Horizonte, Brazil
United States Houston, United States (2003)
Portugal Porto, Portugal[4][5]
Brazil Salvador, Brazil
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil[6][7]
Niger Tahoua, Niger


United States Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Taiwan Taipei, Republic of China


United States Burbank, United States[8]
Sweden Västerås, Sweden[9]
China Zhejiang Province, China[10]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Ghana Tamale, Ghana (2003)[11]
Taiwan Taipei, Republic of China


Netherlands Dordrecht, Netherlands

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

Cape Verde[edit]

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


Mexico La Paz, México
Italy Rimini, Italy


Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Spain Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico


South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa
France Lyon, France
United States Denver, United States (1995)
United States Cleveland, United States (2004)
China Gongyi, China
France Villeurbanne, France
United States Corvallis, United States


Taiwan Taipei, Republic of China


United States Chicago, United States
United States Columbia, United States[12]
South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa
United States Washington, United States
Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
Burkina Faso Fada N'gourma, Burkina Faso (2003)[11]
United States Louisville, United States (1979)[13]
Niger Niamey Commune II, Niger (2008)[14]
United Kingdom Greenwich, United Kingdom


United States Newburyport, United States
United States Amesbury, United States
United Kingdom Cheltenham, United Kingdom
United StatesSeattle, United States
United States Denver, United States
United States Raleigh, United States
United States East Orange, United States
United States Amherst, United States


United States Austin, United States


Taiwan Taipei, Republic of China
United States Dayton, Ohio, USA


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


Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
China Suzhou, China
Russia Vorkuta, Russia
Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
France Levallois-Perret, France
France Montluçon, France
Mauritius Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius
Mauritius Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
France Saint-Benoît, Réunion
France Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion
Italy Naples, Italy


Taiwan Taipei, Republic of China


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


India Ahmedabad, India
Qatar Doha, Qatar
China Foshan, Guangdong, China
Gabon Franceville, Gabon
India Jaipur, India
Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan
France La Possession, Réunion
France Le Port, Réunion
Canada Quebec City, Canada
France Saint-Malo, France
India Surat, Gujarat, India

France Saint-Pierre, Réunion
Mauritius Quartier Militaire, Mauritius
Italy Castel Gandolfo, Italy
India Pune, India
Madagascar Antsirabé, Madagascar
France Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion
France Saint-Benoît, Réunion
Madagascar Ambalavao, Madagascar


Sintra, Portugal
Algiers, Algeria
Bordeaux, France
Chicago, United States
Shanghai, China
Vierzon, France
La Rochelle, France (since 1999)[15]
Montpellier, France, since 1961
Strasbourg, France, since 1961
Florence, Italy, (since 1961)
Kairouan, Tunisia, since 1965
Saint Louis, Senegal, since 1979
Coimbra, Portugal[16]
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, since 2003
Lahore, Pakistan
Suwon, South Korea, since 2003
İzmir, Turkey, since 1995[17]
Puebla, Mexico
Jerusalem, Palestine(Israel) since 1981
Timbuktu, Mali
Mashhad, Iran, since October 2011
Cenon, France
Reims, France, since 2011
Nîmes, France, since 2005
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Ghent, Belgium
England Trowbridge, England, UK (2006)
Jouy le Moutier, France
Cairo, Egypt
Faro, Portugal (1954)
Granada, Spain
Píñar, Spain
Santa Fe, Argentina
Terrassa, Spain, since June 19th, 2002


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


England Chesterfield, England, UK
Elverum, Norway
Johannesburg, South Africa
San Antonio, Texas U.S.A.,[18]


Tamale, Ghana (2008)[14]


Brasília, Brazil.
Detroit, United States.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Gary, Indiana, USA
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Compton, California, United States (2010)[20]
Austin, USA
Gresham, USA

Republic of the Congo[edit]

Dresden, Germany (1975)[22]
Windhoek, Namibia
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dakar, Senegal
Rheims, France

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Brussels, Belgium (since 2002)
Johannesburg, South Africa


San Bernardino, USA


Algeria Algiers, Algeria
Brazil Fortaleza, Brazil
Taiwan Taipei, Republic of China

São Tomé and Principe[edit]

Lisbon, Portugal[23][24]
Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[citation needed]

Sierra Leone[edit]

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


England Henley-on-Thames, England, UK
Doha, Qatar
Minneapolis, United States
Gothenburg, Sweden
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Almaty, Kazakhstan[25]
Ankara, Turkey[26]
Istanbul, Turkey[27]

South Africa[edit]


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


Fort Worth, United States (2004)


Durham, United States
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Vallejo, California, United States
Samsun, Turkey
Hamburg, Germany
Linköping, Sweden
Kitchener, Canada
Tampere, Finland
Tifariti, Western Sahara
Wuerzburg, Germany
Tifariti, Western Sahara
Toledo, United States (2001)
Eckernfoerde, Germany


Shenzhen, China, since 1993[28][29][30]


Delft, Netherlands
Stuttgart, Germany
Münster, Germany
Saint-Étienne, France
Seto, Japan
Grenoble, France[2]
Makhachkala, Russia
Marburg, Germany[31]
Serpukhovsky District, Russia
Cologne, Germany
Prague, Czech Republic
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Doha, Qatar
Muscat, Oman
Amman, Jordan
Beirut, Lebanon
Rabat, Morocco
Istanbul, Turkey


United States Hudson, United States
Israel Ashkelon, Israel
China Sanya, China
United States Tumwater, United States

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
Aldaia, 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


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


Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (1986)[33]
Durban, South Africa
Polokwane, South Africa
England Nottingham, England, UK (1986)
Haarlem, Netherlands (1992)
Portland, United States (1991)

Masvingo and Kernen, Germany, since 1990.


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