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List of sister cities in Pennsylvania

This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the US state of Pennsylvania 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 care1

Many Pennsylvania jurisdictions work with foreign cities through Sister Cities International, an organization whose goal is to "Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation"2


  • 1 Sister states of Pennsylvania
  • 2 Sister cities of Pennsylvania cities and counties
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References

Sister states of Pennsylvaniaedit

Pennsylvania Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Matanzas Province Cuba 20003
Rhône-Alpes France 20064

Sister cities of Pennsylvania cities and countiesedit

Cheltenham is twins with its namesake in England The Cathedral on the Plaza Mayor in Erie's sister city of Mérida is the oldest in North America The Acropolis of Athens in one of Philadelphia's sisters Sheffield, like a number of Pittsburgh's sisters, is twinned due to its impact on the world's steel industry A sign welcoming travelers to York proudly boasts both of that city's twins: Arles, France and Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany The York-Arles partnership, established in 1954, was the first of its kind between American and French municipalities
Pennsylvania Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Allentown Lelów, Silesian Voivodeship Poland
Tiberias, Lower Galilee Israel 19985
Vinci, Tuscany Italy
Altoona St Pölten, Lower Austria Austria 20006
Ambler Maida, Calabria Italy 20107
Bethlehem Corfu Greece 20138
Murska Sobota, Prekmurje Slovenia
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg Germany 19919
Tondabayashi, Osaka Japan 197210
Boyertown Bohodukhiv, Kharkiv Oblast Ukraine 1993
Caln Township Calne, Wiltshire England, UK 198211
Chambersburg Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan 196012
Cheltenham Cheltenham, Gloucestershire England, UK
Clarks Summit Ystradgynlais, Powys Wales, UK 199113
Coatesville Greenock, Inverclyde Scotland, UK
Curwensville Workington, Cumbria England, UK
Dalton Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria England, UK
Drumore Township
and Lancaster County
Dromore, County Down Northern Ireland, UK 199614
Elizabethtown Letterkenny, County Donegal Ireland 200215
Ephrata Eberbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany 197616
Erie Dungarvan, County Waterford Ireland 200717
Lublin, Lublin Vovoideship Poland
Mérida, Yucatán Mexico
Zibo, Shandong Province China
Fleetwood Fleetwood, Lancashire England, UK
Gettysburg León, León Department Nicaragua 198718
Greensburg Belize Belize
Cercemaggiore, Molise Italy 200319
Harrisburg Ma'alot-Tarshiha, North Israel 19985
Hazleton Gorzów Wielkopolski, Lubusz Voivodeship Poland
Mountain Communities of Lambro and Mingardo, Campania Italy 200120
Lancaster Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem Israel 19985
Sano, Tochigi Prefecture Japan 1994
Limerick Limerick, County Limerick Ireland 199021
Lititz Kunvald, Ústí nad Orlicí Czech Republic 200622
Montgomery County Gwanak-gu, Seoul South Korea
Nanty Glo Nantyglo, Monmouthshire Wales, UK
New Castle Shinshiro, Aichi Japan 199823
New Holland Longvic, Bourgogne France
Northampton Stegersbach, Burgenland Austria
Philadelphia Abruzzo Italy 199724
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France 199925
Douala, Littoral Province Cameroon 198626
Florence, Tuscany Italy 196427
Incheon, Sudogwon South Korea 198428
Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture Japan 198629
Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Russia 199230
Tel Aviv Israel 196631
Tianjin China 198032
Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland 197633
Pittsburgh Bilbao, Basque Country Spain 1960s34
Cherry Hill, New Jersey United States
Donetsk, Donetsk Oblast Ukraine 199235
Fernando de la Mora, Gran Asunción Paraguay
Karmiel, North Israel 199536
Kolkata India
Matanzas, Matanzas Province Cuba 1998
Misgav, Galilee Israel 199536
Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Region Russia
Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region Czech Republic 200137
Prešov, Prešov District Slovakia 200238
Saitama, Saitama Prefecture
includes Ōmiya-ku, Saitama Prefecture
Japan 199739
San Isidro, Matagalpa Nicaragua
Sheffield, South Yorkshire England, UK
Sofia Bulgaria
Skopje Macedonia 200240
Wuhan, Hubei Province China 198241
Zagreb Croatia 1980
Reading Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany 1998
Saxonburg Mühlhausen, Thuringia Germany 2008
Scranton Ballina, County Mayo Ireland
Trnava, Trnava District Slovakia
Upper Darby Motoyama, Kōchi Japan
Wilkinsburg Makeni, Northern Province Sierra Leone 200442
Williamsport Ma'ale Adumim Palestine, West Bank 20104344
York Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France 19544546
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany 198146

See alsoedit

  • List of twin towns and sister cities


  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions" Sister Cities International Archived from the original on 2007-06-15 Retrieved 2007-10-12 
  2. ^ "Mission and Goals" Sister Cities International Archived from the original on 2007-04-27 Retrieved 2007-10-12 
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania Matanzas" US-Cuba Sister Cities Association Retrieved 2007-10-27 
  4. ^ "France-Diplomatie - Atlas français de la coopération décentralisée et des autres actions extérieures" in French République française, ministère des affaires étrangères et européenes Retrieved 2010-01-20 
  5. ^ a b c "Cooperation Between Israel and the State of Pennsylvania" American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Retrieved 2009-08-04 
  6. ^ "städtepartnerschaften - Landeshauptstadt St Pölten, Niederösterreich" in German City of St Pölten Retrieved 2007-10-12 
  7. ^ "Ambler forms twinship with Maida, Italy" Retrieved 2012-12-30 
  8. ^ Radzievich, Nicole "Bethlehem welcomes Corfu, fourth sister city" The Morning Call Retrieved 2 April 2014 
  9. ^ "City of Bethlehem - Sister City - Schwäbisch Gmünd" City of Bethlehem Retrieved 2007-10-12 
  10. ^ "City of Bethlehem - Sister City - Tondabayashi" City of Bethlehem Retrieved 2007-10-12 
  11. ^ "Visit Calne England" Caln Township Retrieved 2010-06-29 
  12. ^ Gotemba, Shizuoka
  13. ^ Watkins, Warren December 5, 2007 "Former Clarks Summit Councilman visits Wales Sister City" Times Leader Wilkes Barre, Pa Retrieved November 30, 2014 
  14. ^ "Drumore Township: Twinning" Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Retrieved 2012-01-14 
  15. ^ "Elizabethtown Borough" Elizabethtown Borough Archived from the original on 2010-12-14 Retrieved 2011-01-16 
  16. ^ "Friends of Eberbach" virtual ephrata Retrieved 2007-10-12 
  17. ^ Miller, George 2007-03-24 "Erie adds Irish sister city" Erie Times-News Retrieved 2008-05-02 
  18. ^ "2003 US-Nicaragua Sister Cities Directory" PDF Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua Retrieved 2008-07-30 
  19. ^ "CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES - MONDAY, March 10, 2003" PDF Greensburg Penn City Council Archived from the original PDF on September 27, 2006 Retrieved 2008-05-10 
  20. ^ "Building a Bridge Between Il Cilento and Hazelton, Pennsylvania" James C Mancuso Retrieved 2007-11-17 
  21. ^ Limerick#Twinned cities
  22. ^ Kunvald#Sister city
  23. ^ Shinshiro, Aichi#Sister city relations
  24. ^ "Abruzzo, Italy" International Visitors Council of Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  25. ^ "Aix-en-Provence, France" Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  26. ^ "Douala, Cameroon" Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  27. ^ "Florence, Italy" Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  28. ^ "Incheon, Korea" Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  29. ^ "Kobe, Japan" Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  30. ^ "Nizhny Novgorod, Russia" Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  31. ^ "Tel Aviv, Israel" Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  32. ^ "Tianjin, China" Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  33. ^ "Torun, Poland" Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia Retrieved 2015-02-02 
  34. ^ Lowry, Patricia 2002-06-11 "Science center features 'Bilbao effect'" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Retrieved 2007-10-27 
  35. ^ "GlobalPittsburghorg: Ukrainian" World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Retrieved 2007-10-27 
  36. ^ a b Cato, Jason 2006-08-31 "Visiting mayor: 'Israel will be tested again'" Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Retrieved 2007-10-27 
  37. ^ "Editorial: A Czech 'sister' / Pittsburgh and Ostrava have something in common" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2001-11-26 Retrieved 2007-10-27 
  38. ^ Batz, Bob, Jr 2002-07-16 "Pittsburgh has decades-old ties to new sister city of Presov, Slovakia" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Retrieved 2007-10-27 
  39. ^ Pfister, Bonnie 2007-10-26 "Sister act puts Pittsburgh on global stage" Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Retrieved 2007-10-27 
  40. ^ "Skopje Sister Cities" City of Skopje Archived from the original on 2013-10-24 Retrieved 2012-02-12 
  41. ^ Batz, Bob, Jr 2002-03-26 "Delegation from Wuhan coming here to celebrate two decades of friendship" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Retrieved 2007-10-27 
  42. ^ Machosky, Michael 2004-04-21 "Local author shares food, memories of Sierra Leone" Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Retrieved 2011-03-25 
  43. ^ Alexander, Amanda 2010-12-16 "Maale Adumim becomes Williamsport's sister city" Williamsport Sun Gazette Retrieved 2011-03-26 
  44. ^ Hamill, Jim 2010-12-15 "Williamsport Gains Israeli Sister City" Scranton, PA: WNEP-TV Retrieved 2011-09-11 
  45. ^ fr:Liste des jumelages franco-américains
  46. ^ a b York, Pennsylvania#Sister cities

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