List of sister cities in Pennsylvania facts for kids

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This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Sister cities, known in Europe as town twins, are municipalities (sometimes counties, regions, states and other sub-national entities) that cooperate to foster cultural links. They interact with each other across a broad range of activities, often including education, business, the arts, or health care.

Many Pennsylvania jurisdictions work with foreign cities through Sister Cities International, an organization whose goal is to "Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation."

Sister states of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Matanzas Province Cuba Cuba 2000
Rhône-Alpes France France 2006

Sister cities of Pennsylvania cities and counties

Cheltenham.view.arp
Cheltenham is twins with its namesake in England.
Merida-cathedral
The Cathedral on the Plaza Mayor in Erie's sister city of Mérida is the oldest in North America.
Acropolis from south-west
The Acropolis of Athens in one of Philadelphia's sisters.
High Street, Sheffield
Sheffield, like a number of Pittsburgh's sisters, is twinned due to its impact on the world's steel industry.
YorkPaTwinsSign
A sign welcoming travelers to York proudly boasts both of that city's twins: Arles, France and Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany. The York-Arles partnership, established in 1954, was the first of its kind between American and French municipalities.
Pennsylvania Jurisdiction Sister State, Region, or City Country Since
Allentown Lelów, Silesian Voivodeship Poland Poland
Tiberias, Lower Galilee Israel Israel 1998
Vinci, Tuscany Italy Italy
Altoona St. Pölten, Lower Austria Austria Austria 2000
Ambler Maida, Calabria Italy Italy 2010
Bethlehem Corfu Greece Greece 2013
Murska Sobota, Prekmurje Slovenia Slovenia
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg Germany Germany 1991
Tondabayashi, Osaka Japan Japan 1972
Boyertown Bohodukhiv, Kharkiv Oblast Ukraine Ukraine 1993
Caln Township Calne, Wiltshire England England, UK 1982
Chambersburg Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan Japan 1960
Cheltenham Cheltenham, Gloucestershire England England, UK
Clarks Summit Ystradgynlais, Powys Wales Wales, UK 1991
Coatesville Greenock, Inverclyde Scotland Scotland, UK
Curwensville Workington, Cumbria England England, UK
Dalton Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria England England, UK
Drumore Township
and Lancaster County
Dromore, County Down Northern Ireland Northern Ireland, UK 1996
Elizabethtown Letterkenny, County Donegal Republic of Ireland Ireland 2002
Ephrata Eberbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany Germany 1976
Erie Dungarvan, County Waterford Republic of Ireland Ireland 2007
Lublin, Lublin Vovoideship Poland Poland
Mérida, Yucatán Mexico Mexico
Zibo, Shandong Province People's Republic of China China
Fleetwood Fleetwood, Lancashire England England, UK
Gettysburg León, León Department Nicaragua Nicaragua 1987
Greensburg Belize Belize Belize
Cercemaggiore, Molise Italy Italy 2003
Harrisburg Ma'alot-Tarshiha, North Israel Israel 1998
Hazleton Gorzów Wielkopolski, Lubusz Voivodeship Poland Poland
Mountain Communities of Lambro and Mingardo, Campania Italy Italy 2001
Lancaster Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem Israel Israel 1998
Sano, Tochigi Prefecture Japan Japan 1994
Limerick Limerick, County Limerick Republic of Ireland Ireland 1990
Lititz Kunvald, Ústí nad Orlicí Czech Republic Czech Republic 2006
Montgomery County Gwanak-gu, Seoul South Korea South Korea
Nanty Glo Nantyglo, Monmouthshire Wales Wales, UK
New Castle Shinshiro, Aichi Japan Japan 1998
New Holland Longvic, Bourgogne France France
Northampton Stegersbach, Burgenland Austria Austria
Philadelphia Abruzzo Italy Italy 1997
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France France 1999
Douala, Littoral Province Cameroon Cameroon 1986
Florence, Tuscany Italy Italy 1964
Incheon, Sudogwon South Korea South Korea 1984
Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture Japan Japan 1986
Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Russia Russia 1992
Tel Aviv Israel Israel 1966
Tianjin People's Republic of China China 1980
Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Poland Poland 1976
Pittsburgh Bilbao, Basque Country Spain Spain 1960s
Cherry Hill, New Jersey United States United States
Donetsk, Donetsk Oblast Ukraine Ukraine 1992
Fernando de la Mora, Gran Asunción Paraguay Paraguay
Karmiel, North Israel Israel 1995
Kolkata India India
Matanzas, Matanzas Province Cuba Cuba 1998
Misgav, Galilee Israel Israel 1995
Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Region Russia Russia
Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region Czech Republic Czech Republic 2001
Prešov, Prešov District Slovakia Slovakia 2002
Saitama, Saitama Prefecture
(includes Ōmiya-ku, Saitama Prefecture)
Japan Japan 1997
San Isidro, Matagalpa Nicaragua Nicaragua
Sheffield, South Yorkshire England England, UK
Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria
Skopje Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 2002
Wuhan, Hubei Province People's Republic of China China 1982
Zagreb Croatia Croatia 1980
Reading Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany Germany 1998
Saxonburg Mühlhausen, Thuringia Germany Germany 2008
Scranton Ballina, County Mayo Republic of Ireland Ireland
Trnava, Trnava District Slovakia Slovakia
Upper Darby Motoyama, Kōchi Japan Japan
Wilkinsburg Makeni, Northern Province Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 2004
Williamsport Ma'ale Adumim Palestinian National Authority Palestine, West Bank 2010
York Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France France 1954
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany Germany 1981

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