List of sister cities in Florida facts for kids

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This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. state of Florida. 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.

Florida jurisdictions often partner with foreign cities through Sister Cities International, an organization whose goal is to "promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation." Sister cities interact with each other across a broad range of activities, from health care and education to business and the arts.

Sisters of Florida State, cities and counties

The lists below were compiled from the official Sister Cities International website (unless noted), corrected on orthography and region listed. Sisters Cities will recognize cities only when the partnership is filed with them and remove relationships when one of the involved cities makes a formal request. Partnerships can be active, inactive (no actions taken from any of the partners for some time) or officially canceled. The list below has relationships in all three statuses. Examples of canceled partnerships are Hialeah-Managua and West Miami-León, Nicaragua, canceled because of political differences during the Sandinista regime; Hollywood-San Salvador, canceled as a protest against the Salvadoran Civil War; and Boca Raton-Spandau Borough, Berlin. Years can be approximate; in this case the number is followed by "~". The year listed will be the first date that the relationship is mentioned in media articles.

Florida state

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The Wakayama Castle, located in Wakayama Prefecture's capital
Florida jurisdiction Sister jurisdiction Country Year
State of Florida Gyeonggi-do South Korea South Korea 2000
Languedoc-Roussillon France France 1989
Nueva Esparta Venezuela Venezuela 1999
Taiwan Province Republic of China Taiwan 1992
Wakayama Prefecture Japan Japan 1995
Western Cape South Africa South Africa 1995

Florida cities and counties

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Qufu, China is a sister city to Boynton Beach and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Zenkō-ji temple in Nagano, sister to Clearwater
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Antigua Guatemala is one of eight sisters to Coral Gables.
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Acre, Israel, mentioned in the Amarna letters, is sister to Deerfield Beach.
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Gainesville is sister to the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa.
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Gdańsk is the only Polish city sister to Florida cities.
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Miami's sister, Santo Domingo, had the first cathedral in the New World.
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Pescara is one of eleven Italian sisters to Florida cities and counties.
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Kremlin of Astrakhan, Pemproke Pines' sister
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Valladolid, Orlando's newest partner.
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São Paulo is the biggest Brazilian city and sister to Miami-Dade County.
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Dunfermline was founded by the Culdees and is related to Sarasota.
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Avilés has an active relationship with Saint Augustine since 1963.
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Netanya is the only sister of Sunny Isles Beach.
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Miami Beach proclaimed Český Krumlov her sister city in 2002.
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Spanish Oviedo is related to Tampa.
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Scotland's Inverness is sister...
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...to its Floridian counterpart Inverness.
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Dahuk is the only Iraqi city in the Florida list.
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Qalqilyah, Gainesville's sister, is completely encircled by the Israeli West Bank barrier.
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Founded in 580 BCE, Agrigento is sister to Tampa.
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Gold Coast is a coastal city like its sister Fort Lauderdale.
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Vladimir, one of the oldest cities in Russia, is linked to Sarasota.
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Dundurn Castle is a historic chateau in Hamilton, Ontario, Sarasota's sister.
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Fuerte de San Juan de Ulua in Veracruz, the Mexican sister of Tampa
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The spa town of Guitiriz in Spain, related to Sweetwater
Florida jurisdiction Sister jurisdiction Country Year
Apalachicola Columbus, Georgia United States USA 1800
Bay County Mérida, Yucatán Mexico Mexico 2003
Bay Harbor Islands Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas Brazil Brazil 2003
Boca Raton Spandau Borough, Berlin Germany Germany 1980
Bonita Springs Grünstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany Germany 1991
Boynton Beach Qufu, Shandong People's Republic of China China 2001
Les Cayes, Sud Haiti Haiti 2001
Bradenton Barcarrota, Extremadura Spain Spain 1962
Cape Canaveral Guidonia Montecelio, Lazio Italy Italy 1988
Ithaca, Kefallinia Greece Greece 2005~
Kloten, Zurich Switzerland Switzerland 2000~
Sagres, Algarve Portugal Portugal 2004
Cape Coral Nyeri, Nyeri Kenya Kenya 2014
Clearwater Kalamaria, Thessaloniki Greece Greece 2001
Nagano, Nagano Japan Japan 1959
Wyong, New South Wales Australia Australia 2001~
Cocoa Beit Shemesh,Jerusalen District Israel Israel 2004
Cocoa Beach Kyustendil, Kyustendil Bulgaria Bulgaria 2004
Santa Marta, Magdalena Colombia Colombia 1965
Cooper City Killarney, County Kerry Republic of Ireland Ireland 2003
Coral Gables Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France France 1997
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Canada Canada 1984
Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala Guatemala 1993
El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz Spain Spain 1987~
Granada, Granada Spain Spain 1988~
Provincia di Pisa, Toscana Italy Italy 2003
Quito, Pichincha Ecuador Ecuador 1983~
Coral Springs Paraíso, Cartago Costa Rica Costa Rica 2002
Crestview Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, Pays de la Loire France France 2001~
Dania Beach Fredensborg, Central Region Denmark Denmark 2003
Daytona Beach Bayonne, Aquitaine France France 1998
Campeche, Campeche Mexico Mexico 1996~
Deerfield Beach Acre, North Israel Israel 1994
DeLand Belén, Guanacaste Costa Rica Costa Rica 1996
Delray Beach Miyazu, Kyoto Japan Japan 1977
Moshi, Arusha Tanzania Tanzania 2001
Deltona Sanford, Florida United States USA 2013
Destin Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Pays de la Loire France France 1994
Doral Xizhi District Republic of China Taiwan 1964
Dunedin Stirling Scotland Scotland, UK 1964
Dunedin Summerside, Prince Edward Island Canada Canada 2000
Eatonville Bamenda, Northwest Province Cameroon Cameroon 1976~
Fort Lauderdale Agogo, Asante Akim North Ghana Ghana 2001~
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brazil Brazil 2003
Cap-Haïtien, Nord Haiti Haiti 2003
Duisburg Germany Germany 2003
Mataró Spain Spain 2003
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá Panama Panama 2001~
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia Australia 1980
Haifa, Haifa Israel Israel 2002
Isla Margarita, Nueva Esparta Venezuela Venezuela 1997
La Romana, La Romana Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1995
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina 2000
Medellín, Antioquia Colombia Colombia 1967
Muğla, Muğla Turkey Turkey 1995~
Quepos, Puntarenas Costa Rica Costa Rica 2003
Rimini, Emilia-Romagna Italy Italy 1985
São Sebastião, São Paulo Brazil Brazil 2001~
Sefton, Merseyside England England, UK 2000
Venezia, Veneto Italy Italy 2007
Fort Walton Beach Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines Philippines 2007
Gainesville Dahuk, Dahuk Iraq Iraq 2006
Jacmel, Sud-Est Haiti Haiti 1998
Kfar Saba, Center Israel Israel 1998
Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai Russia Russia 1982
Qalqilyah, West Bank Palestinian National Authority Palestinian National Authority 1998
Rzeszów,Podkarpackie Voivodeship Poland Poland 2001~
Hialeah Bucaramanga, Región Andina Colombia Colombia 2001~
Cartago, Cartago Costa Rica Costa Rica 1984
Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina Argentina 1986
Managua, Managua Nicaragua Nicaragua 1966
Hollywood Baia Mare, Maramureş Romania Romania 2003
Ciudad de la Costa, Canelones Uruguay Uruguay 1996~
Guatemala, Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala 1988
Herzliya, Tel Aviv Israel Israel 1988
Lechería, Anzoátegui Venezuela Venezuela 2003~
Romorantin-Lanthenay, Centre France France 1989
Salvaleón de Higüey, La Altagracia Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2003
San Salvador, San Salvador El Salvador El Salvador 1962
Vlorë, Vlorë Albania Albania 1994
Homestead Liberia, Guanacaste Costa Rica Costa Rica 1977
Petit Goâve, Ouest Haiti Haiti 2007
Inverness Inverness, Highland Scotland Scotland, UK 2001~
Jacksonville Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina 1967
Changwon Unified, South Gyeongsang South Korea South Korea 1983
Changwon Unified, South Gyeongsang South Korea South Korea 1983
Murmansk, Murmansk Russia Russia 1975
Nantes, Pays de la Loire France France 1984
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, Eastern Cape South Africa South Africa 2000
San Juan Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 2009
Curitiba , Paraná Brazil Brazil 2010
Yingkou, Liaoning People's Republic of China China 1990
Ningbo, Zhejiang People's Republic of China China 1990
Shaoxing, Zhejiang People's Republic of China China 1990
Suzhou, Jiangsu People's Republic of China China 1990
Jensen Beach Gregory Town, Eleuthera The Bahamas The Bahamas 1989
Key West Green Turtle Cay, Abaco The Bahamas The Bahamas 2004
Kissimmee Hualien, Hualien County Republic of China Taiwan 1989
Miaoli, Miaoli County Republic of China Taiwan 1989
Lake Placid Lake Placid, New York United StatesUSA 1991
Lake Worth Lappeenranta, South Karelia Finland Finland 1991~
Lakeland Bălţi, Bălţi Moldova Moldova 1997
Imabari, Ehime Japan Japan 1993
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada Canada 1990
Jiaxing, Zheijiang People's Republic of China China 1993
Fengxian, Shanghai People's Republic of China China 1993
Chongming, Shanghai People's Republic of China China 1993
Rîbniţa, Rîbniţa District Moldova Moldova (Transnistria) 1993
Portmore, Saint Catherine Jamaica Jamaica 1993
Lantana Lapua, Lansi-Suomen Laani Finland Finland 1979
Largo Tosayamada, Kōchi Japan Japan 1969
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire England England, UK 2007
San Isidro, Lima Peru Peru 2004
Lauderdale Lakes Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest Haiti Haiti 2005
Lauderhill Chaguanas, Caroni Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 2001
Gemlik, Bursa Turkey Turkey 2002
Falmouth, Trelawny Jamaica Jamaica 2002
Pétionville, Ouest Haiti Haiti 2002
Suzano, São Paulo Brazil Brazil 2002
Lynn Haven St. Cloud United States USA 1995
Madeira Beach Machico, Ilha da Madeira Portugal Portugal 1974
Miami Agadir, Souss-Massa-Draâ Morocco Morocco 1995
Amman, Amman Jordan Jordan 1995
Bogotá, Distrito Capital Colombia Colombia 1971
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina 1979
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia Bolivia 1995
Ibiza, Balearic Islands Spain Spain 1986~
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Japan Japan 1990
Kaohsiung Republic of China Taiwan 1987
Lima, Lima Peru Peru 1977
Madrid, Spain Spain Spain 1997~
Managua, Managua Nicaragua Nicaragua 1991
Margherita di Savoia, Puglia Italy Italy 2011
Montes de Oca, San José Costa Rica Costa Rica 1986~
Murcia, Murcia Spain Spain 1993
Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France France 1986~
Palermo, Sicilia Italy Italy 2001~
Port-au-Prince, Ouest Haiti Haiti 2001
Qingdao, Shandong People's Republic of China China 2005
Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv Israel Israel 2001~
Salvador, Bahia Brazil Brazil 2006
Santiago Chile Chile 1986~
Santiago de Cali, Pacific Region Colombia Colombia 1986~
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1987~
Varna, Varna Bulgaria Bulgaria 1994~
Miami Beach Cozumel, Quintana Roo Mexico Mexico 1992
Fortaleza, Ceará Brazil Brazil 2006
Fujisawa, Kanagawa JapanJapan 1959
Ica, Ica Peru Peru 1996
Pescara, Abruzzo Italy Italy 1997~
Nahariya, North District Israel Israel 1971
Almonte, Andaluzia Spain Spain 1971
Brampton, Ontario Canada Canada 1971
Basel Switzerland Switzerland 1971
Santa Marta, Magdalena Colombia Colombia 1983~
Miami-Dade County Asunción, Asunción Paraguay Paraguay 1994
Cabildo de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Spain 1993~
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa South Africa 2007
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Cayman Islands 1986~
Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland Poland 1990
Guatemala (department) Guatemala Guatemala 2007
Iquique, Tarapacá Chile Chile 1996
Kingston, Surrey Jamaica Jamaica 1987~
Lamentin, Basse-Terre Guadeloupe Guadeloupe 2003~
Maldonado, Maldonado Uruguay Uruguay 2001~
Mendoza, Mendoza Argentina Argentina 2001
Monagas Venezuela Venezuela 1996
Pereira, Risaralda Colombia Colombia 2002
Petit Goâve, Ouest Haiti Haiti 2001~
Provincia di Asti, Piemonte Italy Italy 1986
Pucallpa, Ucayali Peru Peru 2001~
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 2004
San Jose Costa Rica Costa Rica 1990
Santa Cruz (department) Bolivia Bolivia 1996~
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1975
São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil Brazil 1988
Stockholm County Sweden Sweden 1996
New Taipei City Republic of China Taiwan 1990
The Bahamas The Bahamas The Bahamas 1996
Turks and Caicos Islands United Kingdom Turks and Caicos Islands 2001
Veracruz, Veracruz Mexico Mexico 1993
Vitória, Espírito Santo Brazil Brazil 2010
Miramar Santa Ana, Santa Ana El Salvador El Salvador 2001~
Miami Lakes Desamparados, San José Costa Rica Costa Rica 2006
Mount Dora Forres, Moray Scotland Scotland, UK 1990
New Port Richey Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France France 2001~
Niceville Les Sables-d'Olonne, Pays de la Loire France France 2001~
North Lauderdale Yatağan, Muğla Turkey Turkey 2002
North Miami Delmas, Ouest Haiti Haiti 2008
North Miami Beach Migdal, North Israel Israel 1989
San Pedro Sula, Cortés Honduras Honduras 1989
Lucca, Tuscany Italy Italy 1989
Sosúa, Puerto Plata Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1989
Gonaives, Artibonite Haiti Haiti 1989
La Chapelle, Artibonite Haiti Haiti 1989
Tabarre, Ouest Haiti Haiti 1989
Accra Metropolis District, Greater Accra Ghana Ghana 1989
Pingzhen District, Taoyuan City Republic of China Taiwan 1989
Ocala Pisa, Toscana Italy Italy 2004
Newbridge, County Kildare Republic of Ireland Ireland 2008
Sincelejo, Sucre Colombia Colombia 1967
Opa-Locka Isla Pucu, Cordillera Paraguay Paraguay 1996
Orlando Curitiba, Paraná Brazil Brazil 1996
Guilin, Guangxi People's Republic of China China 1986
Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico Mexico 2001~
Orenburg Russia Russia 1997
Reykjanesbær, Gullbringusýsla Iceland Iceland 1997~
Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France France France 2002
Tainan, Tainan Republic of China Taiwan 2001~
Keelung Republic of China Taiwan 1982
Urayasu, Chiba Japan Japan 1991
Valladolid, Castilla y León Spain Spain 2006
Palatka Palatka Russia Russia 1991
Palm Coast Liberia, Guanacaste Costa Rica Costa Rica 2005
Pembroke Pines Astrakhan, Astrakhan Russia Russia 1996
Pensacola Chimbote, Santa Peru Peru 1964
Escazú, San José Costa Rica Costa Rica 1981
Gero, Gifu Japan Japan 1988
Gorlivka, Donetsk Ukraine Ukraine 1981
Kaohsiung Republic of China Taiwan 1977
Miraflores, Lima Peru Peru 1964
Macharaviaya, Andaluzia Spain Spain 1981
Pinecrest (Dade County) Cognac, Charente France France 1964
Plant City Portage la Prairie, Manitoba Canada Canada 2001~
Port St. Lucie Putuo District, Zhoushan People's Republic of China China 2007
Royal Palm Beach Călăraşi, Călăraşi Romania Romania 2005
Saint Augustine Avilés, Asturias Spain Spain 1963
Cartagena, Bolívar Colombia Columbia 2001~
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2001~
Minorca, Baleares Islands Spain Spain 2001
Saint Pete Beach Sandown, Isle of Wight England England, UK 1999
Saint Petersburg Takamatsu, Kagawa Japan Japan 1960
Saint Petersburg, Leningrad Russia Russia 2003
Figueres, Catalonia Spain Spain 2003
Sanford Deltona, Florida United States USA 2013
Sarasota Dunfermline, Fife Scotland Scotland, UK 1990
Hamilton, Ontario Canada Canada 1990
Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon France France 1994
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1963
Tel Mond, Center Israel Israel 1999
Province of Treviso Italy Italy 2007
Vladimir, Vladimir Russia Russia 1994
Xiamen, Fujian People's Republic of China China 2008
Mérida, Yucatán Mexico Mexico 2008
Southwest Ranches Clifden, Connacht Republic of Ireland Ireland 2006
St. Cloud Lynn Haven United States USA 1995
Sunny Isles Beach Netanya, Center Israel Israel 2005
Hengchun, Pingtung County Republic of China Taiwan 2005
Taormina, Sicily Italy Italy 2005
Sunrise Yavne, Center Israel Israel 1985
Stuart Hope Town, Abaco The Bahamas Bahamas 2014
Sweetwater Guitiriz, Lugo Spain Spain 1990
La Paz Centro, León Nicaragua Nicaragua 1996
San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1983
Tallahassee Konongo-Odumase, Asante Akim North Ghana Ghana 2002
Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai Russia Russia 1983
Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv Israel Israel 2006
Sligo, Connacht Republic of Ireland Ireland 1989
St. Maarten Netherlands Netherlands 2001~
Rugao, Jiangsu People's Republic of China China 2001
Tamarac Fatsa, Ordu Turkey Turkey 2002
Tampa Agrigento, Sicilia Italy Italy 1987
Ashdod, South Israel Israel 2005
Barranquilla, Atlántico Colombia Colombia 1966
Boca del Río, Veracruz Mexico Mexico 2002
Camarines Sur, Bicol Philippines Philippines 2001~
Córdoba, Córdoba Argentina Argentina 1966
Granada, Granada Nicaragua Nicaragua 2001~
İzmir, İzmir Turkey Turkey 2001~
Jiāxīng Shì, Zhèjiāng Shěng People's Republic of China China 2002~
Le Havre, Haute-Normandie France France 2001~
Oviedo, Asturias Spain Spain 2001~
Veracruz, Veracruz Mexico Mexico 2002
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Brazil Brazil 2002
Tarpon Springs Kalymnos, Dhodhekanisos Greece Greece 2000
Larnaca, Larnaca District Republic of Cyprus Cyprus 2000
Halki, Dhodhekanisos Greece Greece 2000
Symi, Dhodhekanisos Greece Greece 2000
Tavares Xindian District, New Taipei City Republic of China Taiwan 2000
Temple Terrace Eastleigh, Hampshire England England, UK 1989
Titusville Ceadîr-Lunga, Gagauzia Moldova Moldova 2001~
Soest, Utrecht Netherlands Netherlands 1982
Yueyang, Hunan People's Republic of China China 1988
Volusia County Bayonne, Aquitaine France France 1998
Campeche State Mexico Mexico 1995
West Miami León, León Nicaragua Nicaragua 1974
Santa Cruz del Quiché, Quiché Guatemala Guatemala 1987
West Palm Beach Tzahar Region, North Israel Israel 1996
Winter Haven Sambuca di Sicilia, Sicilia Italy Italy 1987

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