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This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. 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." 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 arts. 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 Union.

Sister states, regions and cities of Maryland

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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 People's Republic of China China 1980
Tartu Estonia Estonia 2003
Gyeongsangnam-do Province South Korea South Korea 1991
Jalisco State Mexico Mexico 1993
Kanagawa Prefecture Japan Japan 1981
Bong County Liberia Liberia 2007
Maryland County Liberia Liberia 2007
Łódź Province Poland Poland 1993
Nord-Pas de Calais France France 1981
State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil 1999
Saint Petersburg
Leningrad Oblast
Russia Russia 1993
Wallonia Region Belgium Belgium 1989
County Cork Republic of Ireland Ireland

Sister cities of Maryland cities and counties

Rio de Janeiro from Corcovado mountain
Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Maryland's sister state of Rio de Janeiro.
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Devorgilla Bridge in Dumfries, Scotland, one of Annapolis' sister cities.
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Unique architecture in Rotterdam, Baltimore's sister city in the Netherlands.
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Rishon Le Zion on Israel's central coastal strip, sister city to Prince George's County.
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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 Canada 1980
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Scotland, UK 1987
Karlskrona, Blekinge County Sweden Sweden 1994
Newport Wales Wales, UK 1982
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil 1982
Redwood City, California United States US 1976
Tallinn, Harju County Estonia Estonia 1999
Wexford, County Wexford Republic of Ireland Ireland 1993
Baltimore Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate Egypt Egypt 1995
Ashkelon, Southern District Israel Israel 2005
Bremerhaven Germany Germany 2007
Gbarnga, Bong County Liberia Liberia 1973
Genoa, Liguria Italy Italy 1985
Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan Japan 1978
Luxor, Luxor Governorate Egypt Egypt 1981
Odessa, Odessa Oblast Ukraine Ukraine 1974
Piraeus, Attica Greece Greece 1982
Rotterdam, South Holland Netherlands Netherlands 1985
Xiamen, Fujian People's Republic of China China 1985
Charles County Jõgeva, Jõgeva County Estonia Estonia 2012
Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg Germany Germany 2002
Columbia Cergy-Pontoise, Île-de-France France France 1977
Tres Cantos, Community of Madrid Spain Spain 1990
Cumberland Tapa, Lääne-Viru County Estonia Estonia 2000
District Heights Mbuji-Mayi, Kasai-Oriental Province Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo 2008
Thomonde, Centre Haiti Haiti
Frederick Aquiraz, Ceará Brazil Brazil 2006
Mörzheim, Landau Germany Germany 1982
Schifferstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany Germany 1982
Frostburg Viljandi, Viljandi County Estonia Estonia 2000
Grantsville Tõrva, Valga County Estonia Estonia 2000
Hagerstown Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany Germany 1952
Havre de Grace Sillamäe, Ida-Viru County Estonia Estonia 2000
McHenry Otepää, Valga County Estonia Estonia 2000
Montgomery County Gondar, Amhara Ethiopia Ethiopia
Morazán Department El Salvador El Salvador 2011
Oakland Tőrca, Valga County Estonia Estonia
Valga, Valga County Estonia Estonia 2000
Ocean City Finale Ligure, Liguria Italy Italy 1996
Pärnu, Pärnu County Estonia Estonia 2003
Prince George's County Rishon Le Zion, Central District Israel Israel 1990
Royal Bafokeng Nation, North West Province South Africa South Africa 1998
Ziguinchor, Casamance Senegal Senegal 1987
Riverdale Park Ipala, Chiquimula Guatemala Guatemala 2008
Rockville Jiaxing, Zhejiang People's Republic of China China 2008
Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany Germany 1957
Salisbury Salisbury, Wiltshire England England, UK 1932
Tartu, Tartu County Estonia Estonia 1999
Westminster Paide, Järva County Estonia Estonia 2002
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