List of twin towns and sister cities in Finland

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This is a list of places in Finland 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.

Akaa[edit]

Asikkala[edit]

Ähtäri[edit]

Espoo[edit]

Eura[edit]

Prior to the 2009 consolidation, Kiukainen was twinned with:

Forssa[edit]

Hamina[edit]

Hanko[edit]

Harjavalta[edit]

Heinola[edit]

Helsinki[edit]

The city of Helsinki does not officially recognize sister cities,[citation needed] but lists a special partnership relation with:

Huittinen[edit]

Hyrynsalmi[edit]

Hyvinkää[edit]

Hämeenlinna[edit]

Imatra[edit]

Jakobstad[edit]

Joensuu[edit]

Jyväskylä[edit]

Järvenpää[edit]

Kaarina[edit]

Kajaani[edit]

Kalajoki[edit]

Kankaanpää[edit]

Karkkila[edit]

Kemi[edit]

Kemijärvi[edit]

Kempele[edit]

Kerava[edit]

Kiukainen[edit]

Prior to the 2009 consolidation with Eura, Kiukainen was twinned with:

Kokemäki[edit]

Kokkola[edit]

Kotka[edit]

Kouvola[edit]

Kuopio[edit]

Kyyjärvi[edit]

Lahti[edit]

Lappeenranta[edit]

Lohja[edit]

Mikkeli[edit]

Naantali[edit]

Nakkila[edit]

Nokia[edit]

Orimattila[edit]

Oulu[edit]

Oulu is twinned with:[15][16]

Oulunsalo[edit]

Pargas[edit]

Pori[edit]

Porvoo[edit]

Puolanka[edit]

Raahe[edit]

Rauma[edit]

Riihimäki[edit]

Ristijärvi[edit]

Rovaniemi[edit]

Salo[edit]

Sodankylä[edit]

Sastamala[edit]

Suomussalmi[edit]

Suolahti[edit]

Prior to a 2007 consolidation with Sumiainen to make Äänekoski, Suolahti was twinned with:

Tampere[edit]

Tornio[edit]

Turku[edit]

Vaasa[edit]

Valkeakoski[edit]

Varkaus[edit]

Ylivieska[edit]

Ylöjärvi[edit]

Äänekoski[edit]

Prior to a 2007 consolidation with Sumiainen to make Äänekoski, Suolahti was twinned with:

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Yan, Yangtze (2006-07-14). "Beijing, Helsinki forge sister city relationship". Chinese Government. Chinese Government Official Portal. Retrieved 2013-08-05.  External link in |publisher= (help)
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  12. ^ "Opole Official Website – Twin Towns". Opole. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
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  14. ^ "International cooperation". Valka. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Partneri- ja kummikaupungit (Partnership and twinning cities)". Oulun kaupunki (City of Oulu) (in Finnish). Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  16. ^ "Ystävyyskaupungit (Twin Cities)". Oulun kaupunki (City of Oulu) (in Finnish). Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
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  23. ^ "Sister Cities of Guangzhou". Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  24. ^ Trondheims offisielle nettsted – Vennskapsbyer