List of sister cities in the Philippines

This is a list of the Philippine twin towns, sister cities and other international relationships. In most cases, the association, especially when formalised by local government, is known as "town twinning" or "sister cities", and while most of the places included are cities, it also includes municipalities, provinces and a region.

The list is arranged by regions and then by provinces and then cities and municipalities. See also the lists of twin towns and sister cities.

RegionsEdit

MEdit

  Shanghai, China[1]

ProvincesEdit

AEdit

  Lanzhou, China[1]

BEdit

  Kōchi Prefecture, Japan[2]
  Jiangxi, China[1]

CEdit

  Hainan, China[1][3]
  Hawaii, United States
  Saint Petersburg, Russia, since 2010[4]

IEdit

  Shandong, China[1]

LEdit

  Fujian, China[1]
  Hubei, China[1]

NEdit

  Anhui, China[1]

PEdit

REdit

  New Taipei, Taiwan[5]

ZEdit

  Maui County, Hawaii, United States[6][7]

CitiesEdit

AEdit

  Las Vegas, Nevada, United States[8]

BEdit

  Andong, South Korea, since 2008[9]
  Keelung, Taiwan[10][11]
  Long Beach, California, United States[12]
 Singaraja, Indonesia, since 2008[9]
  Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, since 2012[13]
  Cusco, Perú[14][15]
  Dalaguete, Cebu, Philippines, since 2012[13]
  Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China[1][14][15]
  Hanyū, Saitama, Japan[2]
  Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, since 1995[14][16][17]
  Kislovodsk, Stavropol Krai, Russia[15]
  Libon, Albay, Philippines, since 2012[13]
  Pudtol, Apayao, Philippines, since 2012[13]
  Taebaek, South Korea[14][15]
  Vallejo, California, United States[14][18]
  Vaughan, Ontario, Canada[14][15]
  Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan[2][14]

CEdit

  Gwangyang, South Korea, since October 29, 2012[19][20]
  Harbin, Heilongjiang, China[1]
  Norfolk, Virginia, United States[21][22]
  Tainan City, Taiwan, since September 9, 2005[23]
  Guri, South Korea[24]
  Litoměřice, Czech Republic[25][26]
  Walnut, California, United States[27]
  Wilhelmsfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany[28]
  San Diego, California, United States[27][29]
  Tainan City, Taiwan, since August 16, 1980[23]
  Chula Vista, California, United States[27][30]
  Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, since 1990[16]
  Sabrosa, Portugal [31][note 1]
  Salinas, California, United States
  Seattle, Washington, United States[32]
  Xiamen, China[1]
  Yeosu, South Korea[33]
  Guadalajara, Mexico[34]
  Quezon City, Philippines[35]
  Bandung, Indonesia [36]

DEdit

  Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan[2]
  Milpitas, California, United States[37]
  Litoměřice, Czech Republic[25][26]
  Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China[1]
  Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines[38]
  Bitung, Indonesia[39]
  Quezon City, Philippines[35]
  Tacoma, Washington, United States[40]
  Yeongdong County, South Korea[41]
  Alameda, California,[42] United States

IEdit

  Dededo, Guam[43]
  Qingdao, Shandong, China, since 2003[44]
  Quezon City, Philippines[35]
  Stockton, California, United States[45]
  Yulin, Guangxi, China, since 2011[46]

LEdit

  Carson, California, United States[27][47]
  Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, since 1969[16][48]
  Laibin, China[1]
  Sanya, China[1]
  Chōshi, Chiba, Japan[2]
  Fremont, California, United States[49]
  Fushun, China[1]

MEdit

  Bayambang, Philippines[50]
  Hagåtña, Guam[51]
  Bacău, Romania[52]
  Longview, Washington, United States
  Zibo, Shandong, China[1]

NEdit

  Shishi City, Fujian, China[1]

OEdit

  National City, California, United States [53]

PEdit

  Cooma, New South Wales, Australia[54]
  Beihai, China[1]
  Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 1999 as a Friendship City[6][55]
  Wuxi, China[1]
  Quezon City, Philippines[35]

QEdit

REdit

  Quezon City, Philippines[56]
  San Bernardino, California, United States[27][57]
  Guam, United States[58]
  Balıkesir, Turkey[59]

SEdit

  Amagi, Kagoshima, Japan[2]

TEdit

  Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan[2]
  Rohnert Park, California, United States[60]
  Tainan City, Taiwan, since August 16, 1980[23]
  Iligan, Philippines, since June 2011[61]
  Makati, Philippines, since July 2009[62]
  Puerto Princesa, Philippines, since February 2017[63]
  Zumarraga, Gipuzkoa, Spain, since 1993[64]
  Tainan City, Taiwan, since August 16, 1980[23]

UEdit

  Ordizia, Spain[65]

VEdit

  Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, since 2003[16]

ZEdit

  Zaragoza, Spain[66][67]
  Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia[68]

MunicipalitiesEdit

AEdit

  Quezon City, Philippines[35]

BEdit

  Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 1970[6][69]
  Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 2010[6][70]
  Makati, Philippines[71]
  Quezon City, Philippines[35]
  Lakewood, Washington, United States[72]
  Union City, California, United States[73]
  Gonohe, Aomori, Japan[2]
  Mobile, Alabama, United States[74]

CEdit

  Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 2005[6][75]
  Juneau, Alaska, United States[76]

DEdit

  La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines[77]

FEdit

  Makati, Philippines[71]

GEdit

  Tozawa, Yamagata, Japan[2]

IEdit

  Makati, Philippines[71]
  Makati, Philippines[71]

KEdit

  Juneau, Alaska, United States[78]
  Sakegawa, Yamagata, Japan[2]

LEdit

  Danao, Bohol, Philippines[77]
  Hitachiōta, Ibaraki, Japan[2]
  Quezon City, Philippines[35]
  Miyako, Iwate, Japan[2]

NEdit

  Suisun City, California, United States[79]

PEdit

  Palo Alto, California, United States"Palo, Philippines & Palo Alto, California". Washington, DC: Sister Cities International. Retrieved 2015-02-04.</ref>
  Quezon City, Philippines[35]

SEdit

  Quezon City, Philippines[35]
  Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 1991 as a Friendship City[6]
  Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 2006[6][80]
  Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 1991 as a Friendship City[6]
  Santa Clarita, California, United States[27][81]
  Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 2006[6][82]

WEdit

  Quezon City, Philippines[35]
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See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ But not according Portuguese reference

ReferencesEdit

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  59. ^ Sister/Twin Cities of Balıkesir
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