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This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. states of New England (i.e., Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

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 New England 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 cities of New England cities and counties

Connecticut

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Branford Brentford, Greater London England England, UK
Bristol Kozani, West Macedonia Greece Greece
Canterbury Hanko Finland Finland 2011
Coventry Coventry, West Midlands England England, UK 1962
Danbury Decollatura, Calabria Italy Italy
Enfield Zhongli District, Taoyuan City Republic of China Taiwan
Ronneby, Blekinge Sweden Sweden
Essex Deschapelles, Artibonite Haiti Haiti 2010
Fairfield Tatabánya, Komárom-Esztergom County Hungary Hungary 1993
Glastonbury Glastonbury, Somerset England England, UK
Greenwich Kitzbühel, Tyrol Austria Austria 1961
Nacka Municipality Sweden Sweden 1996
Vienne, Isère France France 2007
Haddam Little Hadham, Hertfordshire England England, UK
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
Hartford Bydgoszcz, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland Poland
Caguas Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Cape Coast, Central Region Ghana Ghana
Couva Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 2000
Dongguan, Guangdong Province People's Republic of China China 2001
Floridia, Sicily Italy Italy
Freetown, Western Area Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Hertford, Hertfordshire England England, UK
João Pessoa, Paraíba Brazil Brazil ~2006-2007
Mangualde, Viseu Portugal Portugal
Mao, Valverde Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Morant Bay, Saint Thomas Jamaica Jamaica
New Ross, County Wexford Republic of Ireland Ireland
Ocotal, Nueva Segovia Nicaragua Nicaragua 1985
Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Province Greece Greece 1962
Middletown Cayey Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Melilli, Sicily Italy Italy
New Britain Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan Japan 1983
Giannitsa, Central Macedonia Greece Greece
Puŀtusk, Masovian Voivodeship Poland Poland
Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg Germany Germany
Solarino, Sicily Italy Italy
New Haven Afula-Gilboa, North District Israel Israel 1995
Amalfi, Campania Italy Italy
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France France 1984
Bishkek, Chuy Province Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Freetown, Western Area Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 1996
Huế, Thua Thien-Hue Province Vietnam Vietnam 1994
León, León Department Nicaragua Nicaragua 1984
Norwalk Nagarote, León Department Nicaragua Nicaragua 1986
Seymour Nakło nad Notecią, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland Poland 1998
Stamford Afula-Gilboa, North Israel Israel
Jajmau, Uttar Pradesh India India
Jiangdu, Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China China 2003
Lima, Lima Province Peru Peru
Minturno, Lazio Italy Italy
Nanping, Fujian People's Republic of China China 1993
Settefrati, Lazio Italy Italy
Sparti, Peloponnese Greece Greece
Stonington Changchun, Jilin People's Republic of China CHN
Stratford Stratford, Ontario Canada Canada
Stratford, Stratford District New Zealand New Zealand
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire England England, UK
Torrington Changzhou, Jiangsu People's Republic of China China 2005
Trumbull Xinyi, Jiangsu People's Republic of China China 2008
Wallingford Wallingford, Oxfordshire England England, UK
Waterbury Struga Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 2014
Pontelandolfo, Benevento Italy Italy
Wethersfield Nagayo, Nagasaki Japan Japan
West Hartford Afula-Gilboa, Northern Israel Israel
Westport Buller District New Zealand New Zealand
St. Petersburg Russia Russia
Marigny France France
Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China China 2005
Winsted Milanówek, Masovian Voivodeship Poland Poland

Maine

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Bangor Carasque El Salvador El Salvador
Saint John, New Brunswick Canada Canada
Bath Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture Japan Japan
Farmington Lac-Mégantic, Quebec Canada Canada 1991
Old Orchard Beach Mimizan, Landes France France 1989
Portland Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast Russia Russia 1987
Cap-Haïtien, Nord Department Haiti Haiti
Mytilene, North Aegean Greece Greece
Shinagawa, Tokyo Japan Japan
Topsfield Toppesfield, Essex England England, UK
Waterville Kotlas, Arkhangelsk Oblast Russia Russia 1990

Massachusetts

Sister state

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Hokkaidō Japan Japan 1990
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Basel-Stadt Switzerland Switzerland 2002

Sister cities

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Amesbury Esabalu Kenya Kenya 1987
Amherst Arcachon, Gironde France France 1998
Nyeri, Central Province Kenya Kenya 2007
Kanegasaki, Iwate Prefecture Japan Japan 1993
La Paz Centro, León Department Nicaragua Nicaragua 1987
Andover Andover, Hampshire England England, UK 2004
Arlington Nagaokakyō, Kyoto Prefecture Japan Japan
Portarlington, County Laois Republic of Ireland Ireland
Teosinte, Chalatenango El Salvador El Salvador 1986
Barnstable Barnstaple, Devon England England, UK
Billerica Billericay, Essex England England, UK
Boston See Sister cities of Boston, Massachusetts
Boxford Boxford, Suffolk England England, UK
Brookline Quezalguate, León Department Nicaragua Nicaragua 1987
Cambridge Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England England, UK
Catania, Catania Italy Italy 1987 (inactive)
Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos Province Cuba Cuba 2005
Coimbra, Coimbra District Portugal Portugal 1982
Dublin, County Dublin Republic of Ireland Ireland 1983 (inactive)
Florence, Tuscany Italy Italy 1992 (inactive)
Gaeta, Lazio Italy Italy 1982
Galway, County Galway Republic of Ireland Ireland 1997
Haidian, Beijing People's Republic of China China 2005 (inactive)
Ischia, Campana Italy Italy 1984 (inactive)
Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship Poland Poland 1989 (inactive)
San José Las Flores, Chalatenango El Salvador El Salvador 1987
Santo Domingo Oeste Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2003 (inactive)
Southwark, Greater London England England, UK 2004 (inactive)
Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki Prefecture Japan Japan 1983
Yerevan Armenia Armenia 1987
Yuseong-gu, Daejon South Korea South Korea 2005 (inactive)
Canton Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany Germany
Finglas, Dublin City Republic of Ireland Ireland
Concord Nanae, Hokkaidō Japan Japan 1997
Saint-Mandé, Île-de-France France France 1987
San Marcos, Atlántico Norte Nicaragua Nicaragua 1986
Everett Governador Valdares, Minas Gerais Brazil Brazil 2007
Fairhaven/New Bedford Tosashimizu, Kochi Prefecture Japan Japan 1987
Fall River Ponta Delgada, Azores Portugal Portugal
Fitchburg Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany Germany 1985
Kokkola, Central Ostnobothia Finland Finland
Oni, Racha Georgia (country) Georgia
Tianjin People's Republic of China China
Framingham Governador Valdares, Minas Gerais Brazil Brazil 2007
Lomonosov, Saint Petersburg Russia Russia
Gloucester Gloucester, Gloucestershire England England, UK
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada Canada
Shelburne, Nova Scotia Canada Canada
Tamano, Okayama Prefecture Japan Japan 2004
Great Barrington Fada N'gourma, Gourma Province Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 2012
Haverhill Haverhill, Suffolk England England, UK
Hudson Vila do Porto, Azores Portugal Portugal 1986
Kingston Dunbar, East Lothian Scotland Scotland, UK
Lanesborough Lanesborough, County Longford Republic of Ireland Ireland 2007
Lexington Antony, Hauts-de-Seine France France
Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropretrovsk Oblast Ukraine Ukraine
Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato Mexico Mexico
Lincoln Lincoln, Lincolnshire England England, UK
Lowell Bamenda, North West Province Cameroon Cameroon
Barclayville, Grand Kru County Liberia Liberia
Berdyansk, Zaporizhia Oblast Ukraine Ukraine
Bryansk, Bryansk Oblast Russia Russia 2006
Limerick, County Limerick Republic of Ireland Ireland
Lobito, Benguela Province Angola Angola
Nairobi, Nairobi County Kenya Kenya
Phnom Penh Cambodia Cambodia 2015
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, Vosges France France 1989
Winneba, Central Region Ghana Ghana 2010
Mansfield Mansfield, Nottinghamshire England England, UK
Marblehead Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes France France 1986
Saint-Lambert, Quebec Canada Canada 1964
Marlborough Akiruno, Tokyo Prefecture Japan Japan 1998
Marlborough, Wiltshire England England, UK
Medford Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture Japan Japan 1980
MetroWest Rishon LeZion, Center District Israel Israel
Nantucket Beaune, Côte-d'Or France France 2006
New Bedford Funchal Portugal Portugal
Newburyport Bura, Taita-Taveta District Kenya Kenya 1994
Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia Russia
Newton Mazkeret Batya Israel Israel
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department Nicaragua Nicaragua 1988
San Donato Val di Comino, Lazio Italy Italy 1980
North Adams Noisiel, Seine-et-Marne France France 2000
Peabody Santa Cruz da Graciosa, Azores Portugal Portugal
Messenia Greece Greece
Pittsfield Ballina, County Mayo Republic of Ireland Ireland 1998
Cava de' Tirreni, Campania Italy Italy
Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do South Korea South Korea
Larreynaga, León Department Nicaragua Nicaragua 1984
Plymouth Plymouth, Devon England England, UK
Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture Japan Japan 1990
Salem Oroville, California United States United States 2007
Ōta, Tokyo Japan Japan 1991
Sharon Astana, Akmola Province Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Shelburne Falls Mutianyu, Huairou, Beijing People's Republic of China China 2007
Somerville Nordeste, São Miguel Island, Azores Portugal Portugal 2014
Tiznit, Souss-Massa-Draâ Morocco Morocco 2010
Southborough Southborough, Kent England England, UK
Springfield Takikawa, Hokkaidō Japan Japan 1993
Tralee, County Kerry Republic of Ireland Ireland
Sturbridge Stourbridge, West Midlands England England, UK
Taunton Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores Portugal Portugal
Lagoa, Sao Miguel, Azores Portugal Portugal
Taunton, Somerset England England, UK
Tewksbury Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire England England, UK 1995
Truro Truro, Cornwall England England, UK
Wareham Wareham, Dorset England England, UK
Watertown Nueva Esperanza El Salvador El Salvador
Weymouth Valencia, Valencian Community Spain Spain
Wilbraham Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire England England, UK
Winchester Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines France France 1990
Worcester Afula, North District Israel Israel
Piraeus, Attica Greece Greece
Pushkin, St. Petersburg Russia Russia
Worcester, Worcestershire England England, UK

New Hampshire

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Concord Agua Caliente, Chalatenango El Salvador El Salvador
Hanover Joigny, Yonne France France 1993
Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture Japan Japan 1999
Keene Einbeck, Lower Saxony Germany Germany 2002
Londonderry Vologda, Vologda Oblast Russia Russia 1992
Manchester Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany Germany 1992
Nashua Anseong, Gyeonggi Province South Korea South Korea 1988
Mysore, Karnataka India India 2016
Portsmouth Aburi, Akuapim South Municipal District Ghana Ghana 2004
Kitase, Akupaim South Municipal District Ghana Ghana 2004
Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture Japan Japan 1985
Pärnu, Pärnu County Estonia Estonia 1999
Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast Russia Russia 1995
Rye Rye, East Sussex England England, UK

Rhode Island

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Blackstone Valley Amber Valley, Derbyshire England England, UK 1994
Coventry Coventry, West Midlands England England, UK 1971
Cranston Itri, Lazio Italy Italy
Johnston Panni, Apulia Italy Italy 2016
Newport Imperia, Liguria Italy Italy
Kinsale, County Cork Republic of Ireland Ireland
Ponta Delgada, Azores Portugal Portugal
Saint John, New Brunswick Canada Canada
Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan Japan 1958
Skiathos, Thessaly Greece Greece
Pawtucket Belper, Derbyshire England England, UK
Providence Florence, Tuscany Italy Italy 2003
Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala
Phnom Penh Cambodia Cambodia 2003
Riga Latvia Latvia 2003
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2003

Vermont

Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Barnet London Borough of Barnet England England, UK
Bennington Somotillo, Chinandega Nicaragua Nicaragua 1992
Burlington Arad Israel Israel 1991
Bethlehem, Bethlehem Governorate Palestinian National Authority Palestine Authority, Palestine 1991
Honfleur, Cavaldos France France 2013
Moss Point, Mississippi United States United States 2005
Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture Japan Japan 1991
Puerto Cabezas, Atlántico Norte Nicaragua Nicaragua 1984
Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast Russia Russia 1987
Colchester Colchester, Essex England England, UK
Hartford Kratovo, Kratovo Municipality Republic of Macedonia Macedonia
Randolph Myrhorod, Poltava Oblast Ukraine Ukraine 1999
Rutland Ishidoriya, Iwate Prefecture Japan Japan 1986
Rutland England England, UK

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