Sunday, April 03, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to American and UK Sister Cities

The modern concept of town twinning came to pass in 1947 and was intended to foster close ties between different cultures, as well as between former foes in an effort to promote peace and reconciliation. Recently, town twinning has been used to form strategic international business links between member cities.

Below is a comprehensive listing of many—if not allAmerican and UK sister cities. Since this list is an active document, we certainly welcome any additions or retractions to the cities listed. If you notice an American/UK pairing that is not represented in the list, please leave a comment beneath the article and we will fix it in due course.


U.S. CITY
U.K. SISTER CITY
ALABAMA

BIRMINGHAM
LIVERPOOL
ALASKA

Anchorage
Whitby
ARIZONA

Gilbert
Newtownabbey
Peoria
Ards
CALIFORNIA

Grass Valley
Bodmin
Los Altos
Rustington
Martinez
Dunbar
Nevada City
Penzance
Pleasanton
Blairgowrie
San Diego
Edinburgh
COLORADO

Broomfield
Broomfield
Evans
Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Lakewood
Chester
Lakewood
Portsmouth
CONNECTICUT

Branford
Brentford
Coventry
Coventry
Glastonbury
Glastonbury
Haddam
Little Hadham and Much Hadham
Hartford
Hertford
Stratford
Stratford-
upon-Avon
Wallingford
Wallingford
DELAWARE

Wilmington
Watford
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington D.C.
Sunderland
FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale
Sefton
Inverness
Inverness
Lauderdale-
by-the-Sea
Henley-on-
Thames
Mount Dora
Forres
Saint Pete Beach
Sandown, Isle of Wight
Sarasota
Dunfermline
Temple Terrace
Eastleigh
GEORGIA

Atlanta
Newcastle
Lagrange
Craigavon
Norcross
Hastings
HAWAII

Maui County
Embo
ILLINOIS

Bloomington-
Normal
Canterbury
INDIANA

Elkhart
Burton-upon-
Trent
Fishers
Billericay
Newburgh
Newburgh
IOWA

Bradgate
Newtown Linford
KENTUCKY

Lexington
Newmarket
Louisville
Leeds
Morehead
Ballymena
MAINE

Topsfield
Toppesfield
MARYLAND

Annapolis
Dumfries
Annapolis
Newport
Salisbury
Salisbury
MASSACHUSETTS

Andover
Andover
Barnstable
Barnstaple
Billerica
Billericay
Boxford
Boxford
Cambridge
Cambridge
Cambridge
Southwark
Gloucester
Gloucester
Haverhill
Haverhill
Kingston
Dunbar
Lincoln
Lincoln
Mansfield
Mansfield
Marlborough
Marlborough
Plymouth
Plymouth
Southborough
Southborough
Sturbridge
Stourbridge
Taunton
Taunton
Tewksbury
Tewkesbury
Truro
Truro
Wareham
Wareham
Wilbraham
Great Wilbraham
Worcester
Worcester
MICHIGAN

Belleville
Machynlleth
Jackson
Carrickfergus
Mackinac Island
Lybster
Muskegon
Hartlepool
Niles
Redditch
Oxford
Oxford
Saline
Brecon
NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rye
Rye
NEW JERSEY

Montclair
Barnet
Woodbury
Bury
NEW YORK

Coventry
Coventry
New York City
London
Brooklyn
London Borough of Lambeth
Suffolk County
Suffolk (county)
Warwick
Warwick
Buffalo
Derry County
NORTH CAROLINA

Durham
Durham
Raleigh
Kingston upon Hull
Salisbury
Salisbury
Southern Pines
Newry
Wilmington
Doncaster
OHIO

Cleveland
Cleveland
East Liverpool
Stoke-on-Trent
Hamilton
Hamilton
Huber Heights
Dover
Mansfield
Mansfield
Portsmouth
Great Corby
Vandalia
Prestwick
Wellington
Crieff
OREGON

BORING
DULL
PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh
Sheffield
Caln Township
Calne
Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Clarks Summit
Ystradgynlais
Coatesville
Greenock
Curwensville
Workington
Dalton
Dalton-in-Furness
Drumore Township
Dromore
Fleetwood
Fleetwood
Nanty Glo
Nantyglo
RHODE ISLAND

Blackstone Valley
Amber Valley
Coventry
Coventry
Pawtucket
Belper
SOUTH CAROLINA

Anderson
Carrickfergus
Myrtle Beach
Keighley
Pendleton
Stornoway
Clover
Larne
SOUTH DAKOTA

Sioux Falls
Strasbane
TENNESSEE

Brentwood
Brentwood
Nashville
Belfast
TEXAS

Benbrook
Ballymoney
Grapevine
Livingston
Houston
Grampian Region
VERMONT

Barnet
London Borough of Barnet
Colchester
Colchester
Rutland
Rutland
VIRGINIA

Alexandria
Dundee
Herndon
Runnymede
Hopewell
Ashford
Norfolk
Norfolk (county)
Richmond
Richmond
Virginia Beach
Bangor
Winchester
Winchester
WASHINGTON

Kelso
Kelso
Kent
Castlereagh
WISCONSIN

Dodgeville
Oakham
Mineral Point
Redruth


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Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dull and boring.

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