"Our most cogent diplomats cannot achieve peace without understanding,
and understanding can only be achieved through the hearts of people."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Charlotte's Sister City relationships are run by committees of volunteers. The City encourages citizen diplomacy and direct contact with our sister cities through educational, cultural and civic exchanges. The City of Charlotte is a Member of Sister Cities International.
Arequipa, Peru (Ah-Reh-KEEP-Ah)
Charlotte's first Sister City. Arequipa became our Sister City in 1962
Baoding, People's Republic of China (Bow-ding)
Baoding became our Sister City in 1987.
Voronezh, Russia (Vah-ROH-nesh)
Voronezh became our Sister City in 1991.
Limoges, France (Leem-OGE with a soft g)
Limoges became our Sister City in 1992.
Wrocław, Poland (VROTS-wahv)
Wrocław became our Sister City in 1993.
Kumasi, Ghana (Koo-MA-si) Kumasi became our Sister City in 1995.
Hadera, Israel (Ha-DER-a)
Charlotte signed a declaration of intent to become twinned with Hadera in 2008.