Welcome to our Sister Cities!
We place great value in the relationship with our Sister Cities. Each and every one of them represents a unique opportunity to further strengthen cultural links and commercial ties.
These are our esteemed Sister Cities:
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 14.260/2013
Population: 18.800 (2017)
Summary: Situated in the northern part of Iceland, Akureyri has the second greatest urban area of the country, only after the capital, Raykjavik
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 9.794/1999
Population: 525.294 (2016)
Summary: As capital and the largest city in Paraguay, Asuncion is the economic and cultural center of the country. Its metropolitan region, Gran Asunción, encompasses nine cities.
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 14.567 / 2014
Population: 4.592.431 (2010)
Summary: Located in the province of Jiangsu, in the Eastern part of the country, Changzhou is one of the most ancient cities in China, founded around 500 b.C. Known for its silk embroidery and traditional painting.
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 5.084/1975
Population: 143.396 (2011)
Summary: Coimbra is the fourth greatest urban center in Portugal and it used to be the capital of the country between the years of 1131 and 1255. It hosts the University of Coimbra, the oldest academic institution of the Portuguese language, founded in 1290.
Columbus, United States
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 14.708/2015
Population: 850.106 (2017)
Summary: The largest city in the state of Ohio, Columbus is the 15th biggest city in the United States. It is named after the explorer Christopher Columbus
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 8.094/1992
Population: 762.448 (2015)
Summary: Krakow is one of the most ancient cities in Poland, its foundation dates back to the VII century. In addition to being an important economic center to the country, the city stands out in the academic, cultural and artistic areas. In 2013, UNESCO granted Krakow the title of “City of Literature”
Durban, South Africa
Formalized through the Protocol of Intent
Population: 595.061 (2011)
Summary: Nominated in 2015 as one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World, along with Vigan, Doha, La Paz, La Habana, Beirut and Kuala Lumpur, Durban is the largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 9.795/1999
Population: 1.495.189 (2010)
Summary: Capital of the state of Jalisco, is located in the western region of Mexico. It is an important economic and financial center and has the second largest population in the country considering the metropolitan area.
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 9.754/1999
Population: 9.468.000 (2017)
Summary: Known for its beautiful landscapes, the city of Hangzhou will host the 2022 edition of the Asian Games.
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 6.484/1984
Population: 535.664 (2015)
Summary: Himeji is home to the Palace of Himeji, structure declared a World Cultural Heritage by Unesco.
Jacksonville, United States
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 13.113/2009
Population: 880.619 (2016)
Summary: Florida’s most populated city, Jacksonville is home to the parent companies of many multinationals in the areas of finance, insurance and health services, in addition to possessing a great number of universities and colleges.
La Plata, Argentina
Formalized through the Protocol of Sisterhood 19588 of 2011
Population: 850.500 (2009)
Summary: Founded in the year of 1882, by Governor Dardo Rocha, La Plata is the capital of the Buenos Aires province.
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº7.438/1990
Population: 1.305.082 (2015)
Summary: Biggest city of Uruguay, Montevideo is the host city of Mercosul in addition to being the host of the first FIFA World Cup.
Orlando, United States
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 9.793/1999
Population: 277.183 (2016)
Summary: Known as the World Capital of Theme Parks, is also home to the University of Central Florida, which has the most students of the United States.
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 7.350/1989
Population: 3.413.100 (2016)
Summary: Located in the east part of Bolivia, it is one of the cities with the fastest growth rate in the world. Founded initially in 1561.
Suncheon, Republic of Korea
Formalized by a Protocol of Intent for Friendship and Cooperation in 2014.
Population: 279.435 (2016)
Summary: The city is part of the Free Zone of Gwangyang and stands out for its industries and agricultural production.
Suwon, Republic of Korea
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº13.155/2009
Population: 1.170.878 (2013)
Summary: The city is home to the headquarters of one of the most influent technology companies of the world and has the Hwaseong Fortress as cultural highlight.
Formalized through the Municipal Law nº 8.366/1993
Population: 83.535 (2015)
Summary: Located in the northern part of Italy, the city is known for its clothing companies, home equipment and for being the original production place of the Prosecco wine.