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 seven communities in Europe and Asia over the last 40 years.

Isola delle Femmine, Italy, established 2017

Lankaran, Azerbaijan, established 2011

Kusadasi, Turkey, established 2007 | Proclamation

Dubrovnik, Croatia, established 2006 | Resolution

Nanao, Japan, established 1995 | Resolution

Lleida, Spain, established 1980 | Proclamation

Tainan City, Taiwan, established 1963 (inactive) | Resolution