International Agreements

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    Cooperation with foreign cities and regions plays an important role in the external relations of St.Petersburg.

    Its began back in 1953, when relations with the Finnish city of Turku were established.

    Presently, 90 foreign cities and 27 foreign regions have bilateral agreements on cooperation with St.Petersburg.

    COUNTRY

    CITY

    CONNECTIIONS
    ESTABLISHED

    Arabian Republic of Egypt

    Alexandria

    2005

    Argentina

    Маr-del-Plata

    2009

    Buenos Aires

    2010

    Armenia

    Yerevan

    1997

    Autsralia

    Melbourne

    1989

    Austria

    Graz

    2001

    Azerbaijan

    Baku

    1998

    Belarus

    Minsk

    2000

    Belgium

    Antwerp

    1958

    Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro

    1986

    Bulgaria

    Plovdiv

    1980

    Canada

    Quebec

    2002

    China

    Shanghai

    1959

    Qingdao

    2007

    Beijing

    2009

    Croatia

    Zagreb

    1968

    Cuba

    Santiago de Cuba

    1974

    Havana

    2000

    Czech Republic

    Prague

    1992

    Cyprus

    Limassol

    2012

    Denmark

    Aarhus

    1989

    DPRK

    Nampo

    2005

    Estonia

    Tallinn

    1999,2011

    Finland

    Turku

    1953

    Tampere

    1993

    Helsinki

    1993

    Michele

    1996

    Kotka

    1997

    France

    Le Havre

    1965

    Bordeaux

    1991,2011

    Paris

    1991

    Lyon

    1993

    Nice

    1997

    Germany

    Hamburg

    1957

    Dresden

    1961

    Greece

    Piraeus

    1965

    Thessaloniki

    2002

    Hungary

    Debrecen

    2003

    India

    Mumbai (Bombay)

    1963

    Iran

    Isfahan

    1999

    Tehran

    2004

    Israel

    Haifa

    2008

    Italy

    Milan

    1967

    Genoa

    2002

    Venice

    2006

    Turin

    2012

    Japan

    Osaka

    1961

    Jordan

    Akaba

    2004

    Kazakhstan

    Alma-Ata

    1996

    Astana

    2008

    Kyrgyzstan

    Оsh

    2004

     

    Bishkek

    2012

    Latvia

    Riga

    1997

    Daugavpils

    2002

    Lithuania

    Vilnius

    2006

    Kaunas

    2007

    Mexico

    Guadalajara

    2011

    Moldavia

    Gagauzia

    2014

    Mongolia

    Ulan Bator

    2014

    The Netherlands

    Rotterdam

    1966

    Norway

    Oslo

    1995

    Stavanger

    2008

    Palestine National Administration

    Bethlehem

    2003

    Poland

    Gdansk

    1961

    Krakov

    2006

    Republic of Korea

    Taegu

    1997

    Pusan

    2008

    Incheon

    2011

    Republic of South Africa

    Cape Town

    2001

    Johannesburg

    2009

    Romania

    Costanzia

    2007

    Slovakia

    Kosice

    1995

    Slovenia

    Maribor

    2001

    Spain

    Barcelona

    1984

    Sri Lanka

    Colombo

    1997

    Sudan

    Khartoum

    2002

    Sweden

    Gothenburg

    1962

    Stockholm

    1992

    Tajikistan

    Dushanbe

    1999

    Thailand

    Bangkok

    1997

    Tunisia

    Bizerte 

    2014

    Turkey

    Istanbul

    1990

    Ukraine

    Kiev

    2001

    Odessa

    2002

    Kharkiv

    2003

    UK

    Manchester

    1962

    Edinburgh (Scotland)

    1995

    Uruguay

    Montevideo

    1998

    USA

    Los Angeles

    1990

    St. Petersburg (Florida)

    2002

    Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh

    1977

    Hai Phong

    2006

    PARTNER REGIONS

    COUNTRY

    REGION

    Connections
    established

    Belarus

    Mogilev region

    2000

    Bulgaria

     

    Plovdiv region

    Varna region

    1998

    2001 

    Finland

    The regions of Kyumenlaakso,Southern Savo,Southern Karelia

    2007

    Germany

    Federal Land of Saxony

    2006

    Italy

     

    Lombardy region,

    Marche region

    1999

    2005 

    Norway

     

    Finnmark province

    2003

    Philippines

    Cebu province

    2009

    Republic of Korea

     Chungcheongbuk-do province

    2008

    Slovakia

     

    Kosice region

    Nitra region

    1998

    2002

    Sweden 

     Norrbotten region

    The regions of Stockholm, Sedermanland, Uppsala, Vastmanland,  Orebro

    2002

    2006

    Switzerland

     Ticino canton

    2000

    Ukraine

    The Crimean Autonomous Republic

    2001 

    Donetsk region

    2002

    Dnepropetrovsk region

    2003

    Vietnam

     Khanhoa province

    2007