Waitakere, New Zealand
Ningbo established a sister city relationship with Waitakere City, New Zealand in December 1998.
Aachen, located in Northrhine-Westfalia, is a large city in West Germany. The two-thousand-year old city, once dubbed as “heart of the Europe”, now has a population of 240,000.
Nottingham and Ningbo established official sister-city relations in September 2005.
The city of Veszprém, Hungary, became the sister-city of Ningbo in July 2003. Veszprém is situated in western Hungary, 15 km away from Lake Balaton, the largest freshwater lake in Europe.
The city of Stavanger in Norway initiated links with Ningbo, in East China’s Zhejiang province, in September 2004.
The city of Bydgoszcz, in Poland, became the sister-city of Ningbo, East China’s Zhejiang province in October 2005.
Santos, a famous port city in Brazil, is 70 km away from San Paulo, the largest industrial city of Brazil. Covering an area of 474 square kilometers, Santos has a population of 430,000, of which 95 percent inhabit San Vicente Island.
Wilmington, Delaware USA
The city of Wilmington and Ningbo established an official sister-city relationship in May 1988. Located in northeastern USA, the city of Wilmington is the largest industrial and commercial port city in Delaware.
Nagaokakyo, the capital city of Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture, is a small city full of scenic locales. It neighbors Kyoto in the east, joins Konichi city in the north, borders Da Yama Zakityo in the south and is adjacent to the Osaka Prefecture in the west.
Varna is the largest port city and the third largest city in Bulgaria. It is an important transportation hub connecting Europe and Asia, managing 50 percent of the maritime trade in Bulgaria.
The city of Rouen is located in the northwest of France, 140 km away from Paris, at the lower reaches of the River Seine. Rouen is a large port city, after Le Havre and Marseilles.
Nelson Mandela City, South Africa
Ningbo and Nelson Mandala, a city from South Africa, established a sister-city relationship in Sept 2003. Nelson Mandala, originally named Elizabeth Port, is located in the southeast coast of South Africa