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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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