Sister Cities International creates relationships based on cultural, educational, information and trade exchanges, creating lifelong friendships that provide prosperity and peace through person-to-person “citizen diplomacy.”


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Monterey has established sister city relationships with seven communities in Europe and Asia over the last 40 years.

Isola delle Femmine, Italy, established 2017 | Resolution

Lankaran, Azerbaijan, established 2011

Kusadasi, Turkey, established 2007 | Proclamation

Dubrovnik, Croatia, established 2006 | Resolution

Nanao, Japan, established 1995 | Resolution

Lleida, Spain, established 1984 | Proclamation

Tainan City, Taiwan, established 1963 | Resolution

Laurie Huelga
Sister City Program Liaison

580 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

  • Get involved with Monterey's Sister City Program

  • We are working to help establish an active "Friendship Association" for each of the active sister cities. Friendship Associations would be informal and not managed by the City of Monterey, but work with the City to help promote the sister city relationships.