Get to know Austin’s sister cities

Learn some fun facts about Austin’s sister and friendship cities.

A green view of a footbridge

Lookig to get out of town? Consider Austin’s sister city of Oita, Japan.

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Fancy a trip to Angers, France? Maybe to Lima, Peru? Or perhaps you would enjoy a trip to one of Austin’s other sister cities.

In total, Austin has 13 sister city relationships, which are agreements between two cities to foster camraderie. Austin also has three friendship city relationships — which is often the first step in the program — in Siem Reap, Cambodia; Tehuacán, Mexico; and Villefranche-sur-mer, France.

Sister cities are often created by elected officials to encourage business relations, trade, educational resources, cultural exchanges, or themes between places.

Let’s learn about Austin’s sister cities:

Which one do you want to visit first?