International Government Relations

"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. Each of our sister Cities has a Facebook group that you can join! You'll find those links below the map.
 

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
Charlotte - Voronezh Sister City Relationship on Facebook

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

Hadera, Israel (Ha-DER-a) 
Charlotte signed a declaration of intent to become twinned with Hadera in 2008. 

Charlotte International Cabinet Matching Grant Program

When the Charlotte International Cabinet concluded its nonprofit activities, they partnered with the Office of International Relations to create the Charlotte International Cabinet Matching Grant Fund.

This grant program helps groups and organizations foster peace and prosperity with Charlotte's Sister Cities and other international relationships.

 Area non-profits are encouraged to apply for a grant  to create programs that highlight Charlotte's Sister Cities.

Please check back here or attend Charlotte International Cabinet meetings for updates on this process.


 
 


  

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