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List of sister cities in Maryland

This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the US state of Maryland 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

Many Maryland jurisdictions partner with foreign cities through Sister Cities International, an organization whose goal is to, "Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation"1 The first sister city relationship in Maryland, however, was between Salisbury, Maryland and Salisbury, England, and predated Sister Cities International Sister cities interact with each other across a broad range of activities, from health care and education to business and the arts2 The partnerships in this list vary in how formalized their relationships are Recently, a number of Maryland cities have partnered with cities in Estonia through a program developed by the Maryland National Guard after Estonia gained its independence from the Soviet Union3


  • 1 Sister states, regions and cities of Maryland
  • 2 Sister cities of Maryland cities and counties
  • 3 See also
  • 4 Notes

Sister states, regions and cities of Marylandedit

A major street in the city of Huainan, northern Anhui Province, one of Maryland's sister regions
Maryland Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
State of Maryland Anhui Province China 19804
Tartu Estonia 20033
Gyeongsangnam-do Province South Korea 19914
Jalisco State Mexico 19934
Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 19814
Bong County Liberia 20074
Maryland County Liberia 20074
Łódź Province Poland 19934
Nord-Pas de Calais France 19815
State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil 19994
Saint Petersburg
Leningrad Oblast
Russia 199346
Wallonia Region Belgium 19894
County Cork Ireland

Sister cities of Maryland cities and countiesedit

Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Maryland's sister state of Rio de Janeiro Devorgilla Bridge in Dumfries, Scotland, one of Annapolis' sister cities Unique architecture in Rotterdam, Baltimore's sister city in the Netherlands Rishon Le Zion on Israel's central coastal strip, sister city to Prince George's County A church in Paide, Estonia, sister city to Westminster, Maryland
Maryland Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Annapolis Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Canada 19807
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway Scotland, UK 198789
Karlskrona, Blekinge County Sweden 19947
Newport Wales, UK 19827
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro Brazil 19827
Redwood City, California US 19767
Tallinn, Harju County Estonia 19997
Wexford, County Wexford Ireland 19937
Baltimore Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate Egypt 199510
Ashkelon, Southern District Israel 200510
Bremerhaven Germany 200710
Gbarnga, Bong County Liberia 197310
Genoa, Liguria Italy 198510
Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 197810
Luxor, Luxor Governorate Egypt 198110
Odessa, Odessa Oblast Ukraine 197410
Piraeus, Attica Greece 198210
Rotterdam, South Holland Netherlands 198510
Xiamen, Fujian China 198510
Charles County Jõgeva, Jõgeva County Estonia 201211
Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg Germany 2002
Columbia Cergy-Pontoise, Île-de-France France 197712
Tres Cantos, Community of Madrid Spain 199012
Cumberland Tapa, Lääne-Viru County Estonia 200013
District Heights Mbuji-Mayi, Kasai-Oriental Province DR Congo 200814
Thomonde, Centre Haiti
Frederick Aquiraz, Ceará Brazil 200615
Mörzheim, Landau Germany 198216
Schifferstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany 198216
Frostburg Viljandi, Viljandi County Estonia 200013
Grantsville Tõrva, Valga County Estonia 200013
Hagerstown Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany 195217
Havre de Grace Sillamäe, Ida-Viru County Estonia 200013
McHenry Otepää, Valga County Estonia 200013
Montgomery County Gondar, Amhara Ethiopia
Morazán Department El Salvador 201118
Oakland Tőrca, Valga County Estonia
Valga, Valga County Estonia 200013
Ocean City Finale Ligure, Liguria Italy 199619
Pärnu, Pärnu County Estonia 200320
Prince George's County Rishon Le Zion, Central District Israel 199021
Royal Bafokeng Nation, North West Province South Africa 199822
Ziguinchor, Casamance Senegal 198723
Riverdale Park Ipala, Chiquimula Guatemala 200824
Rockville Jiaxing, Zhejiang China 200825
Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany 195726
Salisbury Salisbury, Wiltshire England, UK 193227
Tartu, Tartu County Estonia 199928
Westminster Paide, Järva County Estonia 200229

See alsoedit

  • List of twin towns and sister cities


  1. ^ "Mission and Goals" Sister Cities International Archived from the original on 2007-04-27 Retrieved 2007-06-26 
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions" Sister Cities International Archived from the original on 2007-06-15 Retrieved 2007-06-26 
  3. ^ a b Teel, Mark "Maryland-Estonia State Partnership Program" Estonian Advantage American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia Archived from the original on December 7, 2006 Retrieved 2007-07-09 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Maryland Sister State Program" Office of the Secretary of State of Maryland Archived from the original on 2008-07-30 Retrieved 2008-12-19 
  5. ^ Verbrugghe, Ginette 2002-06-21 "RAPPORT SUR LA POLITIQUE DE COOPERATION AU DEVELOPPEMENT ET DE SOLIDARITE INTERNATIONALE" PDF Région Nord-Pas de Calais Archived from the original PDF on 2007-10-20 Retrieved 2007-09-23 
  6. ^ "Maryland will not sever 'Sister City' status with St Petersburg over anti-LGBT law" Metro Weekly Washington, DC 9 August 2013 Retrieved 25 September 2013 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Kaley, Kevin April 19, 1999 "Closer ties with sister cities" Capital-Gazette Communications, Inc The Capital Annapolis, MD  |access-date= requires |url= help
  8. ^ "Annapolis Tartan Day" City of Annapolis, MD April 3, 2007 Retrieved 2007-06-27 
  9. ^ http://wwwdailyrecordcouk/news/local-news/dumfries-male-voice-choir-celebrates-2594631 Retrieved 29 Dec 2016
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Mayor's Office of International Affairs" City of Baltimore Archived from the original on October 7, 2008 Retrieved 2008-10-23 
  11. ^ "Charles County Commissioners Meeting Agenda" Southern Maryland Online January 2012 Retrieved 25 September 2013 
  12. ^ a b "International Student Exchange - Sister Cities Program" The Columbia Association Archived from the original on 2007-10-09 Retrieved 2007-07-07 
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Mayor and City Council Year 2000 Minutes" City of Cumberland, MD July 11, 2000 Archived from the original on October 11, 2006 Retrieved 2007-07-07 
  14. ^ McGill, Natalie 24 April 2008 "District Heights, Congo city form relationship" The Gazette Gaithersburg, Md Retrieved 25 September 2013 
  15. ^ Mullen, Katharine November 16, 2006 "City of Frederick gains a new sister city at ceremony tonight" The Gazette Retrieved 2007-06-26 
  16. ^ a b "August 3, 2003 City Council Minutes" City of Frederick, MD August 3, 2003 Archived from the original on September 28, 2007 Retrieved 2007-07-07 
  17. ^ "Augustoberfest" City of Hagerstown, MD Retrieved 2007-07-07 
  18. ^ "Montgomery County & El Salvador Sister City Agreement" Retrieved 2012-02-14 
  19. ^ "Council Meeting Minutes" Town of Ocean City, Maryland October 4, 2004 Retrieved 2007-07-07 dead link
  20. ^ "Council Meeting Minutes" Town of Ocean City, Maryland OctoNovember 12, 2003 Retrieved 2007-06-28  Check date values in: |date= helpdead link
  21. ^ "Rishon LeZion - One of a Large Family of "Twinned" Cities" Rishon LeZion Archived from the original on 2007-06-24 Retrieved 2007-06-28 
  22. ^ Pierre, Robert March 5, 1998 "Pr George's Receives Royalty in Sisterly Relationship; County and Nation in South Africa Establish Ties" The Washington Post  |access-date= requires |url= help
  23. ^ "County Executive Returns From Successful Business Development and Goodwill Mission in Senegal" Prince George's County March 28, 2005 Retrieved 2007-06-27 
  24. ^ McGill, Natalie 23 April 2009 "Riverdale Park and Ipala celebrate sister city partnership" The Gazette Gaithersburg, Md Retrieved 25 September 2013 
  25. ^ "Rockville to welcome another Sister City: Jiaxing, China" gazettenet Retrieved 2012-02-14 
  26. ^ "Welcome" Rockville Sister City Corporation Retrieved 2007-07-07 
  27. ^ "Delegation from Salisbury, England Visits SU" Salisbury University September 27, 2006 Retrieved 2007-07-07 
  28. ^ "City Council Minutes" City of Salisbury, Maryland May 24, 1999 Retrieved 2007-07-07 
  29. ^ "Westminster Maryland-Paide, Estonia Partner City Program" City of Westminster, Maryland January 15, 2004 Archived from the original on July 2, 2007 Retrieved 2007-07-07 

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