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Sister Cities

Sister City relationships aim to increase cultural understanding, increase knowledge and forge goodwill between the people of cities of different countries. Ipswich is a culturally diverse city and as a result takes pleasure in welcoming groups and individuals from many different countries.

To promote this diversity, Ipswich City Council operates a successful international relations program, regularly welcoming visiting delegations from different nations. This program has also generated extensive benefits for our city through education, culture, sport and trade.

Ipswich has a number of friendship agreements, in particular with China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Israel as well as being a member of the World Technopolis Association. In addition, Ipswich City Council currently has six Sister City agreements:

City

Country

Year signed

Approximate population

Size

Economic highlights

Nerima City

Japan

1994

720,000

48km2

Animation

Changde, Hunan Province

China

2006

6,000,000

2,748.7km2

Tobacco and Shipping

Hyderabad
(tripartite with Brisbane)

India

2010

8,000,000

7,100km2

Finance, pharmaceuticals and information technology

Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province

China

2011

9,000,000

12,255.74km2

Exports food, tea, wine, jute, timber, paper and Alunite

Pengzhou, Chengdu Province

China

2014

800,000

1,420 km2

Agriculture, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals

Nantou

Taiwan

2016

500,000

4,106 km²

Tourism