Thursday, July 3, 2014

Brno's Twin Cities

The concept of twin towns is designed to foster friendship between different cultures and to develop international business links.

In British English it is known as "twin towns" while in the USA we refer to them as sister cities.  In Czech it is known as partnerské město (partner city).

Brno is currently twinned with fourteen cities.  These include Bratislava, Slovakia; Dallas (Texas), USA; Kaunas, Lithuania; Rennes, France; Kharkiv, Ukraine; Leeds, UK; Leipzig and Stuttgart in Germany; Poznań, Poland; St. Pölten and Vienna in Austria; Utrecht, Netherlands; and Moscow and Voronezh in Russia.

Atlanta has 21 sister cities but none in Czechland.  Perhaps someone should look in to this.

Update:  September 2018 - Lviv, Ukraine is to become the newest twin city.
Update:  Brno has sister city agreements now with Daejeon, South Korea and Debrecen, Hungary.  This brings the number of twin cities up to 17.

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