Sister Cities

Denver, Colorado is a member of the Sister City program, which is a concept that was designed to strengthen international relationships. Sister Cities allows for towns or cities to be paired with the goal of cultivate human contact and culture between their populace. Denver is the second-oldest Sister City in the US with its relationship with Brest, France, started in 1948. Since then, Denver has added an addition nine other cities from all across the world to the program. Those cities include:


Takayama, Japan (1960)

Nairobi, Kenya (1975)

Karmiel, Israel (1977)

Potenza, Italy (1983)

Cuernavaca, Mexico (1983)


Chennai, India (1984)

Kunming, People’s Republic of China (1985)

Axum, Ethiopia (1995)

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2001)

Denver’s leadership in the program has lead 25+ other cities across the state to establish their own programs and foster new relations within the international community.

Sister Cities International was founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to renew and strengthen important global relationships. The goal is to champion peace and prosperity and expose people to the differences in culture and philosophy.


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