Monday, May 07, 2007

St Paul and Its Sister Cities

If you live in a large city, your local government has probably established sister cities in many parts of the world. Do you know the names and locations of them? These are St. Paul's 10 sister cities: Changsha, China - Ciudad Romero, El Salvador - Culiacan, Mexico - Hadera and Tiberias, Israel - Lawaaikamp, South Africa - Manzanillo, Mexico - Modena, Italy - Nagasaki, Japan - Neuss, Germany - Novosibirsk, Russia. I have visited two of them: Lawaaikamp, South Africa and Novosibirsk, Russia. Alas, those were the days before my digital cameras, but I shall look for photos to represent each city, and it will take awhile since my film photographs are scattered throughout the house. I have visited all but two of the countries. The ones I missed are China and Japan. I would love to know what bloggers have sister cities!!


  1. Anonymous2:27 AM

    I did a post on Albuquerque's sister cities back on September 5, 2006. Albuquerque, Spain; Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; Chihuahua, Mexico; Guadalajara, Mexico; Helmstedt, Germany; Haulien, Taiwan; Lanzhou, China; Sasebo, Japan and Gijon, Spain are Albuquerque, New Mexico's sister cities!

  2. cette photo du capitol est magnifique, avec un ciel tres beau

    this photograph of the capitol is splendid, with a very beautiful sky

  3. I guess Vienna has sister cities too. Need to check it out (not now, I am here on an illegal escape from work *monday!morning*).
    I know and love Modena in Italy, close to Bologna, and a smaller version of it. Once I stayed at a castle nearby over Christmas, magical. And the food there, they do know how to cook.

  4. Anonymous6:28 AM

    I think most cities around us has a sister city. We don't. Not that I know about anyway. I am not sure why? I like your photograph today.

    Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday and for your comments about my Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. I am into architecture today with the Brookville Community Theatre.

  5. Thanks for piquing my interest about sister cities - I looked it up & Madison's are in East Timor, El Salvador, Vietnam, Peru, Cuba, Germany, Nicaragua, Lithuania, Japan & Italy! There was a big to-do last year about twinning with Rafah in the Palestinian territories but I don't think it went anywhere. Too political.

  6. great pic-- I doubt if Nyack has a sister city, but we share a lot with the town across the river (Sleepy Hollow NY) and have shared river events.

  7. Anonymous11:51 AM

    In Greenville we also have multiple sister cities. The most well know around town is Bergamo Italy. It is will know here because Greenville has a plaza and a restaurant named after Bergamo.

  8. Hi Kate, Little Rock's sister cities include Little Rock's sister cities are:

    Kaohsiung, Taiwan (established April 19, 1983)
    Hanam City, Korea (established May 19, 1992)
    Changchun, China (established April 5, 1994)
    Ragusa, Italy (established May 21, 1997)

    AND most recently,
    April 25, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

    The formal signing of Sister City relationship agreement with Pachuca, Hidalgo, Little Rock's first Mexican Sister City.

    I've traveled in Mexico and in Italy but not the other countries.

  9. Well you've certainly tossed out an interesting challenge! I'll have to do some research, and then find an appropriate photo to go with Minneapolis' sister cities.
    Your photo is wonderful and quite appropriate for the theme!

  10. Thanks to your post, I now know that Baton Rouge's sister cities are: Aix-en-Provence, France; Cordoba, Mexico; Taichung, Taiwan; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I haven't been to any yet...

  11. Am sure Menton has twin cities - According to Glenn from Poland, Menton is twinned with a Russian city called Sochi but perhaps there are more. Interesting topic. I must look into it.

  12. Thanks to Wikipedia, I now know Vienna has these sister cities:

    Belgrade, Serbia (since 2003)
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    Budapest, Hungary
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Tel Aviv, Israel (since 2005)
    Warsaw, Poland
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

    In addition, individual Viennese districts are twinned with Japanese cities/districts, which can be looked up under the above Wikipedia link (don't want to overwhelm your comment).

    Really interesting, and I like the Japanese connections, after having lived so long with Japanese Cherry Trees in Washington, DC, a sweet bond to my old home.

  13. Find your sister cities at Sister Cities International. Go to the Member Directory and pick your country and so forth. I have no sisters from my little village in Michigan :(

  14. I was just on a cruise vacation and visited one of St. Paul's sister cities - Manzanillo Mexico!

    San Diego has 15 sister cities... Alcala de Henares, Spain; Campinas, Brazil; Cavite City, Philippines; Edinburgh, Scotland; Jalalabad, Afghanistan; Jeonju, South Korea; Leon, Mexico; Perth, Australia; Taichung City, Taiwan; Tema, Ghana; Tiujuana, Mexico; Vladivostok, Russia; Warsaw, Poland; Yantai, China and Yokohama, Japan!

  15. Hi, Kate, Sister cities of Mexico City are: Chicago, Cuzco, Los Angeles, Madrid, San Salvador, Santiago, Havana, Washington, D.C., Guernika, Sao Paulo & 14 more around the world. Cheers.

  16. Kansas City's first and best known sister city is Seville, Spain (since 1967). Our Country Club Plaza which is a large shopping/entertainment district is modeled after Spanish architecture and has dozens of little fountains everywhere!


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