A community of any size decides to join with a community in another nation to learn more about one another. Therefore, a sister city, county, oblast, prefecture, province, region, state, territory, town, or village relationship is a broad-based, officially approved, long-term partnership between two communities.
Sister City relationships begin for a variety of reasons. Generally sister city partnerships share similar demographics and town size. Partnerships may arise from business connections, travel, similar industries, diaspora communities, or shared history. For example, Portland, OR and Bologna, Italy’s partnership arose from shared industries in bio-technology and education, an appreciation for the arts, and a “similar attitude towards food”, whereas Chicago’s link with Warsaw, Poland began with the city’s historic Polish community.
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... Minot maintains a sister city relationship with the Norwegian city of Skien ... Minot is also a sister city of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, about 300 miles (480 km) to the north-west ... The cities share many qualities, including their size, location on river valleys, historical origins, and air force bases ...
... Relations with Ikata's only overseas sister city, Red Wing, Minnesota, USA, originally began as an exchange of technical knowledge and skills between engineers at the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant and Red Wing's ... The two towns became official sister cities in August 1995 ... Ikata has two sister cities, both of which also have nuclear power plants Tomari, Hokkaidō, Japan, since February 1998 Red Wing, Minnesota, United States, since August 1995 ...
... Obihiro has three international sister-cities Seward, Alaska, United States - (1968) While on a business trip in Alaska, a (former) teacher at Obihiro's Agricultural High School, Yasuhiko Ohzono ... also created a resolution on March 27, 1968, the sister city agreement was signed by both sides, and exchange between the two cities began ... Both mayors and many citizens of both cities have participated in exchanges, and the high school student exchange program has been put on every year since the summer of 1973 ...
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