Sister Cities International creates relationships based on cultural, educational, information and trade exchanges, creating lifelong friendships that provide prosperity and peace through person-to-person “citizen diplomacy.”


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Monterey has established sister city relationships with six communities in Europe and Asia over the last 40 years.

Lankaran, Azerbaijan, established 2011

Kusadasi, Turkey, established 2007 | Procramation

Dubrovnik, Croatia, established 2006 | Resolution

Nanao, Japan, established 1995 | Resolution

Lleida, Spain, established 1980 | Proclamation

Tainan City, Taiwan, established 1963 | Resolution