"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 a committee 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. Each of our sister Cities has a Facebook group that you can join! You'll find those links below.
If you have a protocol request, are hosting an international delegation, or are interested in connecting with a sister city, please e-mail the Chief of Protocol. If you are interested in community opportunities to celebrate an existing sister city, contact Charlotte Sister Cities.
Arequipa, Peru (Ah-Reh-KEEP-Ah)
Charlotte's first Sister City. Arequipa became our Sister City in 1962
Charlotte - Arequipa Sister City Relationship on Facebook
Krefeld, Germany (Kreh-feld)
Krefeld became a Sister City in 1985
Charlotte - Krefeld Sister City Relationship on Facebook
Baoding, People's Republic of China (Bow-ding)
Baoding became our Sister City in 1987
Charlotte - Baoding Sister City Relationship on Facebook
Voronezh, Russia (Vah-ROH-nesh)
Voronezh became our Sister City in 1991
As a show of support for Ukraine, City Council voted unanimously to suspend ties with Voronezh on March 28, 2022.
Limoges, France (Leem-OGE with a soft g)
Limoges became our Sister City in 1992
Charlotte - Limoges Sister City Relationship on Facebook
Wrocław, Poland (VROTS-wahv)
Wrocław became our Sister City in 1993
Charlotte - Wrocław Sister City Relationship on Facebook
Kumasi, Ghana (Koo-MA-si) Kumasi became our Sister City in 1995
Charlotte - Kumasi Sister City Relationship on Facebook