Sister Cities

Sister Cities Program

Sister Cities International was created at President Eisenhower’s 1956 White House summit on citizen diplomacy, where he envisioned a network that would be a champion for peace and prosperity by fostering bonds between people from different communities around the world. The goal of the Sister Cities program is to create and strengthen partnerships between the U.S. and communities around the world through local government cooperation, cultural understanding and economic development activities.


Founded in 1981 by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, the Sister Cities program of Miami-Dade County is administered by the office of International Trade Consortium. The program serves to promote international cultural understanding by developing programs that enhance citizen diplomacy, create international goodwill, and support the County’s global trade agenda.

Miami-Dade County has established Sister Cities relationships with over 30 cities in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Throughout these years, the program has developed innovative projects which have furthered international cooperation and understanding between the County and its respective Sister Cities.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Miami-Dade County's Active Sister Cities relationships

  • Asti Province, Italy
  • Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cabildo of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • County Cork, Ireland
  • Curitiba, Brazil
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Departamento de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis Islands
  • Iquique, Chile
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • Maldonado, Uruguay
  • Mancomunidad Gran Cuidad del Sur del Departamento de Guatemala, Guatemala
  • Metropolis of Aix-Marseille-Provence, France
  • New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Pereira, Colombia
  • Petit Goave, Haiti
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Province of Mendoza, Argentina
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
  • Santo Domingo Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • State of Monagas, Venezuela
  • Stockholm County, Sweden
  • Veracruz, Mexico
  • Viareggio, Italy
Emeritus Status
  • Cayman Islands, UK
  • City of Grand Turk, Turks & Caico Islands
  • Lamentin, Guadaloupe
  • Pucallpa, Peru
Friendship Cities
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • City of Madrid, Spain
  • Community of Madrid, Spain
  • Southampton, UK
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel