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The City of Seoul began its sister city program in 1968 with Taipei, Taiwan. Since then the City has signed sisterhood agreements with 22 cities in the world and additionally signed a memorandum of understanding with 6 cities for international cooperation.

The main purpose of the sister city program is to strengthen relations between Seoul, Korea and other international cities in an effort to establish global cooperation and to promote cultural understanding.

Listed below is each of Seoul's sister cities, their general information, and links to their official Web site. For more details on Seoul City's sister city program, please contact the International Cooperation Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government.

•  Address: City Hall Annex Building 1, Deoksugung-gil 15, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-110 Korea

•  Tel: +82.2.3707.9357

•  Fax: +82.2.774.2122

•  Email: inter@seoul.go.kr

 
Sister cities of Seoul
 

•  Name of City and Country: Taipei, Taiwan
•  Size (㎢): 272
•  Population: 2,680,000
•  Date of signing agreements: March 23, 1968
•  Web site: http://english.taipei.gov.tw/index.jsp (English

•  Name of City and Country: Ankara, Turkey
•  Size (㎢ ): 1,204
•  Population: 3,690,000
•  Date of signing agreements: August 23, 1971

•  Name of City and Country: Honolulu, USA
•  Size (㎢): 1,576
•  Population: 800,000
•  Date of signing agreements: October 22, 1973
•  Web site: http://www.co.honolulu.hi.us

•  Name of City and Country: San Francisco, USA
•  Size (㎢): 116
•  Population: 720,000
•  Date of signing agreements: May 18, 1976
•  Web site: http://www.ci.sf.ca.us

•  Name of City and Country: Sao Paulo, Brazil
•  Size (㎢): 1,509
•  Population: 11,380,000
•  Date of signing agreements: April 20, 1977
•  Web site: http://www.prefeitura.sp.gov.br (Portuguese)

•  Name of City and Country: Bogota, Colombia
•  Size (㎢): 120
•  Population: 6,300,000
•  Date of signing agreements: June 14, 1982
•  Web site: http://www.bogota.gov.co (Portuguese)

•  Name of City and Country: Jakarta, Indonesia
•  Size (㎢): 662
•  Population: 8,800,000
•  Date of signing agreements: July 25, 1984
•  Web site: http://www.jakarta.go.id/v21/home/default.asp?lg=2

•  Name of City and Country: Tokyo, Japan
•  Size (㎢ ): 2,187
•  Population: 12,378,974 (as of Jan. 2004)
•  Date of signing agreements: September 3, 1988
•  Web site: http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/ENGLISH/index.htm (English)

•  Name of City and Country: Moscow, Russia
•  Size (㎢ ): 794
•  Population: 8,600,000
•  Date of signing agreements: July 13, 1991
•  Web site: http://www.mos.ru/index.shtml (Russian)

•  Name of City and Country: New South Wales,
-----------------------------Australia
•  Size (㎢): 801,600
•  Population: 6,020,000
•  Date of signing agreements: November 8, 1991
•  Web site: http://www.nsw.gov.au (English)

•  Name of City and Country: Paris, France
•  Size (㎢): 105
•  Population: 2,170,000
•  Date of signing agreements: November 12, 1991
•  Web site: http://www.paris.fr/en (English)

•  Name of City and Country: Mexico City, Mexico
•  Size (㎢): 1,504
•  Population: 8,240,000
•  Date of signing agreements: October 5, 1992
•  Web site: http://www.mexicocity.com.mx/mexcity.html

•  Name of City and Country: Beijing, China
•  Size (㎢): 16,808
•  Population: 10,860,000
•  Date of signing agreements: October 23, 1993
•  Web site: http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/default.htm (English)

•  Name of City and Country: Ulaanbaatar,
-----------------------------Mongolia
•  Size (㎢): 1,358
•  Population: 630,000
•  Date of signing agreements: October 6, 1995
•  Web site: http://www.ulaanbaatar.net (English)

•  Name of City and Country: Hanoi, Vietnam
•  Size (㎢): 927
•  Population: 2,300,000
•  Date of signing agreements: May 1, 1996
•  Web site: http://www.thudo.gov.vn (English)

•  Name of City and Country: Warsaw, Poland
•  Size (㎢): 485
•  Population: 1,650,000
•  Date of signing agreements: June 20, 1996
•  Web site: http://www.e-warsaw.pl/index.php (English)

 

•  Name of City and Country: Cairo, Egypt
•  Size (㎢): 1,492
•  Population: 15,000,000
•  Date of signing agreements: April 27, 1997
•  Web site: Not available

•  Name of City and Country: Rome, Italy
•  Size (㎢): 1,508
•  Population: 2,800,000
•  Date of signing agreements: March 18, 2000
•  Web site: http://www.comune.roma.it/eng/index.asp (English)

 

•  Name of City and Country: Astana, Kazakhstan
•  Size (㎢): 300
•  Population: 500,000
•  Date of signing agreements: November 6, 2004
•  Web site: Not Available

•  Name of City and Country: Washington, D.C.,
-----------------------------USA
•  Size (㎢): 179
•  Population: 572,059
•  Date of signing agreements: March 13, 2006
•  Web site: http://dc.gov (English)

•  Name of City and Country: Athens, Greece
•  Size (㎢ ): 450
•  Population: 4,000,000
•  Date of signing agreements: March 15, 2006
•  Web site: http://www.cityofathens.gr/portal/site/
AthensPortalEN
(English)

•  Name of City and Country: Bangkok, Thailand
•  Size (㎢ ): 1,568
•  Population: 8,200,000
•  Date of signing agreements: June 16, 2006
•  Web site: : http://203.155.220.239/en/index.php
(English)



   
Cities which signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Seoul
 

•  Name of City and Country: Ottawa, Canada
•  Size (㎢ ): 110.15
•  Population: 323,340
•  Date of signing agreements: January 10, 1997
•  Web site: http://www.city.ottawa.on.ca (English and French)

•  Name of City and Country: Berlin, Germany
•  Size (㎢ ): 885.5
•  Population: 3,500,000
•  Date of signing agreements: April 23, 1997
•  Web site: http://www.berlin.de/english/

•  Name of City and Country: Amsterdam,
-----------------------------The Netherlands
•  Size (㎢ ): 220.37
•  Population: 718,175
•  Date of signing agreements: March 15, 1999
•  Web site: http://www.amsterdam.nl

•  Name of City and Country: Budapest, Hungary
•  Size (㎢ ): 526
•  Population: 31,700,000
•  Date of signing agreements: : July 14, 2005
•  Web site: http://english.budapest.hu/Engine.aspx

•  Name of City and Country: : Istanbul, Turkey
•  Size (㎢ ): 5,712
•  Population: 7,500,000
•  Date of signing agreements: August 24, 2005
•  Web site: http://www.ibb.gov.tr/en-US/AnaSayfa/

 

•  Name of City and Country: : Tashkent,
------------------------------Uzbekistan
•  Size (㎢ ): 350
•  Population: 2,500,000
•  Date of signing agreements: March 30, 2006
•  Web site: http://www.tashkent.uz

 
 
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