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

Sister states of Michigan

Michigan jurisdiction Sister state, region, or city Country Since
State of Michigan Groningen, Groningen Province Netherlands Netherlands
Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan 1968
Sichuan Province People's Republic of China China 1982

Sister cities of Michigan cities and counties

The Peterborough Lift Lock in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, amongst Ann Arbor's sisters since 1983
Center of Toyota City
Toyota, Japan and Detroit are paired because of each other's importance to the automobile industry.
Saltillo, mexico(3)
Saltillo is the sister city of Lansing, Michigan.
Radcliffe Camera, Oxford - Oct 2006
The Welsh town of Brecon is one of two sisters to Saline.
Michigan jurisdiction Sister state, region, or city Country Since()
Adrian Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan
Albion Noisy-le-Roi, Yvelines France France 2001
Ann Arbor Belize City, Belize District Belize Belize 1967
Dakar, Dakar Senegal Senegal 1997
Hikone, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan 1969
Juigalpa, Chontales Nicaragua Nicaragua 1986
Peterborough, Ontario Canada Canada 1983
Remedios, Villa Clara Cuba Cuba 2003
Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany Germany 1965
Battle Creek Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture Japan Japan
Bay City Ansbach, Bavaria Germany Germany 1960
Goderich, Ontario Canada Canada
Lomé Togo Togo
Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship Poland Poland 1987
Belleville Machynlleth Wales Wales, UK
Birmingham Rittō, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan 1976
Bronson Moryń, West Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland Poland
Cadillac Rovaniemi, Lapland Finland Finland 1983
Chelsea Shimizu, Hokkaido Prefecture Japan Japan
Clinton Charter Twp. Yasu, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan
Coldwater Soltau, Lower Saxony Germany Germany 1971
Dearborn Qana, South Governorate Lebanon Lebanon
Detroit Chongqing People's Republic of China China
Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 2003
Kitwe, Copperbelt Province Zambia Zambia
Minsk, Minsk Voblast Belarus Belarus
Nassau, New Providence The Bahamas Bahamas
Toyota, Aichi Prefecture Japan Japan 1960
Turin, Piedmont Italy Italy 1998
Chernihiv Ukraine Ukraine
DeWitt Konan, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan
Dundee Yoshida, Niigata Prefecture Japan Japan 1992
East Lansing Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County Romania Romania
Flint Changchun, Jilin Province People's Republic of China China
Hamilton, Ontario Canada Canada 1987
Kielce, Świętokrzysie Voivodeship Poland Poland
Tolyatti, Samara Oblast Russia Russia
Frankenmuth Gunzenhausen, Bavaria Germany Germany 1962
Fremont Yahaba, Iwate Japan Japan
Gaylord Pontresina, Graubünden Switzerland Switzerland
Grand Rapids Bielsko-Biała, Silesian Voivodeship Poland Poland 1991
Ga District Ghana Ghana 1994
Ōmihachiman, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan 1986
Perugia, Umbria Italy Italy 1993
Tirana Albania Albania
Zapopan, Jalisco Mexico Mexico 2007
Hancock Porvoo, Eastern Uusimaa Finland Finland
Holland Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro Mexico Mexico
Holly Leamington, Ontario Canada Canada
Jackson Carrickfergus Northern Ireland Northern Ireland, UK 2006
Varel, Lower Saxony Germany Germany 2002
Kalamazoo Kingston, Surrey Jamaica Jamaica
Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan Japan 1963
Pushkin, St. Petersburg Russia Russia 1992
Lansing Akuapim, South District Ghana Ghana 1997
Belmopan, Cayo District Belize Belize
Cosenza, Calabria Italy Italy 2000
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico Mexico 1982
Lanzhou, Gansu Province People's Republic of China China
Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan 1969
Saint Petersburg Russia Russia 1992
Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico Mexico 1994
Sanming, Fujian Province People's Republic of China China 1997
Mackinac Island Lybster Scotland Scotland, UK
Marquette Yokaichi, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan
Marshall Koka, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan
Midland Handa, Aichi Prefecture Japan Japan
Zigon, Sichuan People's Republic of China China
Monroe Hōfu, Yamaguchi Japan Japan 1993
Muskegon Antalya, Antalya Province Turkey Turkey
Hartlepool England England, UK
Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture Japan Japan 1994
Mount Pleasant Okaya, Nagano Prefecture Japan Japan 1965
Valdivia, Los Ríos Chile Chile
Niles Redditch England England, UK
Novi Ōwani, Aomori Prefecture Japan Japan 1991
Oxford Oxford England England, UK
Petoskey Takashima, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan
Pontiac Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan
Redford Gau-Algesheim, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany Germany
Georgina, Ontario Canada Canada
St. Johann in Tirol, Tyrol Austria Austria
Rochester Hills Tuzi, Podgorica municipality Montenegro Montenegro
Saginaw Awka, Anambra Nigeria Nigeria
Tokushima, Tokushima Prefecture Japan Japan
Zapopan, Jalisco Mexico Mexico
Saline Brecon, Wales Wales, UK 1966
Lindenberg im Allgäu, Bavaria Germany Germany 2003
Sault Ste. Marie Ryūō, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada Canada 2012
South Haven Quilalí, Nueva Segovia Nicaragua Nicaragua
Sparta Słomniki, Lesser Poland Voivodeship Poland Poland
Sterling Heights Sorsogon City, Sorsogon Philippines Philippines 2008
Tetovo, Tetovo Municipality Republic of Macedonia Macedonia
Sturgis Wiesloch, Baden-Württemberg Germany Germany 1966
Tecumseh La Verpillière, Isère France France 1984
Traverse City Tsuchiyama, Shiga Prefecture Japan Japan 1968
Troy Aley, Mount Lebanon Governorate Lebanon Lebanon
Walker Colac, Victoria Australia Australia 1993
Wyandotte Komaki, Aichi Prefecture Japan Japan
Ypsilanti Nafplion, Argolis Greece Greece
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