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This is a list of sister states, regions and cities in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Sister cities, known in Europe as twin towns, 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 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 North Carolina cities and counties

North Carolina Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Asheville Karpenisi, Evrytania Greece Greece 2004
Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria Nigeria 2008
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico Mexico 1994
Saumur, Maine-et-Loire France France 1996
Valladolid, Yucatán Mexico Mexico 2006
Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alana Russia Russia 1990
Boone Collingwood, Ontario Canada Canada 1995
Brevard Pietroasa, Bihor Romania Romania
Burlington Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do South Korea South Korea 2011
Soledad de Graciano Sánchez, San Luis Potosí Mexico Mexico
Carrboro Celaya, Guanajuato Mexico Mexico
Juventino Rosas, Guanajuato Mexico Mexico 2002
San Jorge, Rivas Nicaragua Nicaragua
Carrboro and Chapel Hill Saratov, Saratov Oblast Russia Russia 1992
Chapel Hill Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal (Galápagos) Ecuador Ecuador 2011
Cary County Meath Republic of Ireland Ireland 2001
Hsinchu City Republic of China Taiwan 1993
Markham, Ontario Canada Canada 2002
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Pas-de-Calais France France 1992
Charlotte Arequipa, Arequipa Province Peru Peru 1962
Baoding, Hebei Province People's Republic of China China 1987
Hadera, Haifa District Israel Israel 2008
Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia GermanyGermany 1985 or 1986
Kumasi, Ashanti Region Ghana Ghana 1995
Limoges, Haute-Vienne France France 1992
Voronezh, Voronezh Oblast Russia Russia 1991
Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship Poland Poland 1962
Concord Killarney, County Kerry Republic of Ireland Ireland 1993
Durham Arusha, Arusha Region Tanzania Tanzania 1989
Durham, County Durham England England, UK 1986
Kostroma, Kostroma Oblast Russia Russia 1989
Toyama, Toyama Prefecture Japan Japan 1991
Fayetteville Saint-Avold, Moselle France France 1994
Gastonia Gotha, Thuringia Germany Germany 1993
Santiago de Surco, Lima Peru Peru 2004
Greensboro Sectorul Buiucani, Chişinău Moldova Moldova
Montbéliard, France-Comté France France 1964
Yingkou, Liaoning People's Republic of China China 2009
Hendersonville Almuñécar Spain Spain 2010
Hickory Altenburg, Thuringia Germany Germany
Laurinburg San Juan de Oriente, Masaya Nicaragua Nicaragua
Mooresville Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany Germany 2002
Raleigh Compiègne, Oise France France 1989
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire England England, UK 1986
Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya Kenya 2012
Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany Germany 2001
Xiangyang, Hubei People's Republic of China China 2009
Salisbury Salisbury, Wiltshire England England, UK 1981
Sanford Yixing, China People's Republic of China China 2015
Southern Pines Newry, County Down Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, UK 2009
Valdese Torre Pellice, Piedmont Italy Italy
Wilmington Bridgetown Barbados Barbados 2004
Dandong, Liaoning People's Republic of China China 1986
Doncaster, South Yorkshire England England, UK 1989
San Pedro, Belize District Belize Belize 2007
Winston-Salem Buchanan, Grand Bassa County Liberia Liberia
Kumasi, Ashanti Region Ghana Ghana 2001
Nassau, New Providence The Bahamas Bahamas 2006
Ungheni, Ungheni District Moldova Moldova 2000
Yangpu District, Shanghai People's Republic of China China 2006
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