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Index Sister city

Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. [1]

185 relations: Alkmaar, Ankh-Morpork, Annecy, Antony, Armenia, Aubergenville, Auto racing, Baden-Württemberg, Bandırma, Bath, Somerset, Bełchatów, Bedford, Ben & Jerry's, Berdychiv, Bilingual sign, Biotechnology, Bologna, Bonn, Boring, Oregon, Brignoles, Bristol, Brittany, Brussels, Brzeg Dolny, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, California, Carignan, Ardennes, Carshalton, Charlottenburg, Chinatown, Philadelphia, Coimbra, Comfort women, Costigliole d'Asti, Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, Coventry, Crailsheim, Créteil, Cross-border town naming, Daman, Daman and Diu, Düsseldorf, De jure, Discworld, Douzelage, Dresden, Dull, Perth and Kinross, Dundee, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Eastern Bloc, Environmentalism, ..., Epping, Essex, Eppingen, Escutcheon (heraldry), Etymology, European Commission, Exeter, Financial District, San Francisco, George Ferguson (politician), Glastonbury, Glendale, California, Global city, Godalming, Grenoble, Gyöngyös, Hamburg, Hanover, Higashiōsaka, Hirofumi Yoshimura, Holon, House of Lords, Ilmenau, India, Indianapolis, International relations, Inverness, Iron Curtain, Karlsruhe, Keighley, Kemi, Knebworth, Kragujevac, Kralupy nad Vltavou, Lalibela, Le Mans, Leiden, Leipzig, Liberal, Kansas, Linköping, List of sister cities in Europe, Lists of twin towns and sister cities, London Borough of Sutton, Louisville, Kentucky, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Melun, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17, Milan, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Monza, Most Ancient European Towns Network, Munich, Nablus, Nagorno-Karabakh War, Nagoya, Nanjing, Nanking Massacre denial, National Cherry Blossom Festival, National League of Cities, Neckarsulm, Nerima, New Orleans, Nottingham City Council, Oblast, Olney, Buckinghamshire, Osaka, Osijek, Ottobrunn, Oxford, Paderborn, Paradiplomacy, Partnership2Gether, Patmos, Pápa, Philadelphia, Plovdiv, Poix-du-Nord, Poles in Chicago, Portland, Oregon, Prague, Prefecture, Preston, Lancashire, Public art, Public diplomacy, Puteaux, Reading, Berkshire, Republic of Artsakh, Republic of Karelia, Rimini, Rochester, Minnesota, Rochester, New York, Rovigo, Russian gay propaganda law, Russian military intervention in Ukraine (2014–present), Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, California, Seattle, Shusha, Sister Cities International, Suresnes, Sutton Guardian, Sutton, London, Szamotuły, Takashi Kawamura (politician), Tashkent, Tawau, Tbilisi, Terracina, Terry Pratchett, Tianjin, Tokyo City, Toledo, Ohio, Toledo, Spain, Trade fair, Trend News Agency, Tulcea, Turin, United Cities and Local Governments, USC Center on Public Diplomacy, Venice, Vermont, Viernheim, Volgograd, Warsaw, West Germany, Wincanton, Wołów, World Economic Forum, World War I, World War II, Worms, Germany, Worthington, Minnesota, Yalta, Yōichi Masuzoe, Zalaegerszeg, Zaventem. Expand index (135 more) »


Alkmaar is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland.

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Ankh-Morpork is a fictional city-state which features prominently in Terry Pratchett's Discworld fantasy novels.

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Annecy (Arpitan: Èneci or Ènneci) is the largest city of Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.

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Antony is a masculine given name and a surname which may refer to.

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Armenia (translit), officially the Republic of Armenia (translit), is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia.

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Aubergenville is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.

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Auto racing

Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing, or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.

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Baden-Württemberg is a state in southwest Germany, east of the Rhine, which forms the border with France.

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Bandırma (from Πάνορμος, Panormos) is a city in northwestern Turkey with 143,000 inhabitants (2012 estimate) on the Sea of Marmara.

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Bath, Somerset

Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.

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Bełchatów (Belchental) is a town in central Poland with a population of 58,326 (2016).

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Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, England.

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Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc, trading and commonly known as Ben & Jerry's, is an American company that manufactures ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet.

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Berdychiv (Бердичів, Polish: Berdyczów, Bardichev, Berdichev) is a historic city in the Zhytomyr Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine.

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Bilingual sign

A bilingual sign (or, by extension, a multilingual sign) is the representation on a panel (sign, usually a traffic sign, a safety sign, an informational sign) of texts in more than one language.

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Biotechnology is the broad area of science involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2).

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Bologna (Bulåggna; Bononia) is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy.

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The Federal City of Bonn is a city on the banks of the Rhine in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of over 300,000.

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Boring, Oregon

Boring is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States.

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Brignoles (Brinhòla) is a commune in the Var département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.

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Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.

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Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.

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Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.

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Brzeg Dolny

Brzeg Dolny (until 1945 Dyhernfurth) is a town in Wołów County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship in south-western Poland.

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C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) connects 90 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 650+ million people and one quarter of the global economy.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Carignan, Ardennes

Carignan is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France.

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Carshalton is a town in south London, England.

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Charlottenburg is an affluent locality of Berlin within the borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

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Chinatown, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Chinatown (Simplified Chinese: 费城华埠, Traditional Chinese: 費城華埠, Pinyin: Fèichéng Huábù) is a predominantly Asian American neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia.

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Coimbra (Corumbriga)) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population at the 2011 census was 143,397, in an area of. The fourth-largest urban centre in Portugal (after Lisbon, Porto, Braga), it is the largest city of the district of Coimbra, the Centro region and the Baixo Mondego subregion. About 460,000 people live in the Região de Coimbra, comprising 19 municipalities and extending into an area. Among the many archaeological structures dating back to the Roman era, when Coimbra was the settlement of Aeminium, are its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus. Similarly, buildings from the period when Coimbra was the capital of Portugal (from 1131 to 1255) still remain. During the Late Middle Ages, with its decline as the political centre of the Kingdom of Portugal, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre. This was in large part helped by the establishment the University of Coimbra in 1290, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world. Apart from attracting many European and international students, the university is visited by many tourists for its monuments and history. Its historical buildings were classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2013: "Coimbra offers an outstanding example of an integrated university city with a specific urban typology as well as its own ceremonial and cultural traditions that have been kept alive through the ages.".

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Comfort women

Comfort women were women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army in occupied territories before and during World War II.

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Costigliole d'Asti

Costigliole d’Asti (Costiòle d’Ast in Piedmontese) is a small Italian town in the Province of Asti, southern Piedmont.

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Council of European Municipalities and Regions

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is the largest organisation of local and regional governments in Europe.

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Council of Local Authorities for International Relations

The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) is a Japanese governmental agency established in 1988 to support the international activities of local governments to strengthen international collaboration, particularly around local development and revitalization.

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Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

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Crailsheim is a town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

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Créteil is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France.

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Cross-border town naming

Cross-border town naming occurs where towns or villages with the same or equivalent names are divided between two different countries.

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Daman, Daman and Diu

Daman is a city and a municipal council in Daman district in the Indian union territory of Daman and Diu.

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Düsseldorf (Low Franconian, Ripuarian: Düsseldörp), often Dusseldorf in English sources, is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh most populous city in Germany. Düsseldorf is an international business and financial centre, renowned for its fashion and trade fairs.

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De jure

In law and government, de jure (lit) describes practices that are legally recognised, whether or not the practices exist in reality.

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Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett (1948–2015), set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin.

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The Douzelage is a town twinning association with one town from each of the member states of the European Union.

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Dresden (Upper and Lower Sorbian: Drježdźany, Drážďany, Drezno) is the capital city and, after Leipzig, the second-largest city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany.

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Dull, Perth and Kinross

Dull is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.

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Dundee (Dùn Dè) is Scotland's fourth-largest city and the 51st-most-populous built-up area in the United Kingdom.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

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Eastern Bloc

The Eastern Bloc was the group of socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe, generally the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact.

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Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the impact of changes to the environment on humans, animals, plants and non-living matter.

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Epping, Essex

Epping is a market town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of the County of Essex, England.

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is a town in the district of Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

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Escutcheon (heraldry)

In heraldry, an escutcheon is a shield that forms the main or focal element in an achievement of arms.

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EtymologyThe New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) – p. 633 "Etymology /ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi/ the study of the class in words and the way their meanings have changed throughout time".

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European Commission

The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.

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Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).

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Financial District, San Francisco

The Financial District is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, that serves as its main central business district.

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George Ferguson (politician)

George Robin Paget Ferguson CBE, PPRIBA, RWA (born 22 March 1947) is a British politician, former architect and entrepreneur, who served as the first elected Mayor of Bristol from 2012 to 2016.

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Glastonbury is a town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated at a dry point on the low-lying Somerset Levels, south of Bristol.

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Glendale, California

Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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Global city

A global city, also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center, is a city which is a primary node in the global economic network.

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Godalming is a historic market town, civil parish and administrative centre of the Borough of Waverley in Surrey, England, SSW of Guildford.

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Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère.

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Gyöngyös is a town in Heves county in Hungary, east of Budapest.

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Hamburg (locally), Hamborg, officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Friee un Hansestadt Hamborg),Constitution of Hamburg), is the second-largest city of Germany as well as one of the country's 16 constituent states, with a population of roughly 1.8 million people. The city lies at the core of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region which spreads across four German federal states and is home to more than five million people. The official name reflects Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, a city-state and one of the 16 states of Germany. Before the 1871 Unification of Germany, it was a fully sovereign state. Prior to the constitutional changes in 1919 it formed a civic republic headed constitutionally by a class of hereditary grand burghers or Hanseaten. The city has repeatedly been beset by disasters such as the Great Fire of Hamburg, exceptional coastal flooding and military conflicts including World War II bombing raids. Historians remark that the city has managed to recover and emerge wealthier after each catastrophe. Situated on the river Elbe, Hamburg is home to Europe's second-largest port and a broad corporate base. In media, the major regional broadcasting firm NDR, the printing and publishing firm italic and the newspapers italic and italic are based in the city. Hamburg remains an important financial center, the seat of Germany's oldest stock exchange and the world's oldest merchant bank, Berenberg Bank. Media, commercial, logistical, and industrial firms with significant locations in the city include multinationals Airbus, italic, italic, italic, and Unilever. The city is a forum for and has specialists in world economics and international law with such consular and diplomatic missions as the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the EU-LAC Foundation, and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. In recent years, the city has played host to multipartite international political conferences and summits such as Europe and China and the G20. Former German Chancellor italic, who governed Germany for eight years, and Angela Merkel, German chancellor since 2005, come from Hamburg. The city is a major international and domestic tourist destination. It ranked 18th in the world for livability in 2016. The Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2015. Hamburg is a major European science, research, and education hub, with several universities and institutions. Among its most notable cultural venues are the italic and italic concert halls. It gave birth to movements like Hamburger Schule and paved the way for bands including The Beatles. Hamburg is also known for several theatres and a variety of musical shows. St. Pauli's italic is among the best-known European entertainment districts.

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Hanover or Hannover (Hannover), on the River Leine, is the capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg (later described as the Elector of Hanover).

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is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

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Hirofumi Yoshimura

is a Japanese politician currently serving as the mayor of Osaka.

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Holon (חוֹלוֹן; حُولُون Ḥūlūn) is a city on the central coastal strip south of Tel Aviv, Israel.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Ilmenau is a town in Thuringia, Germany.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County.

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International relations

International relations (IR) or international affairs (IA) — commonly also referred to as international studies (IS) or global studies (GS) — is the study of interconnectedness of politics, economics and law on a global level.

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Inverness (from the Inbhir Nis, meaning "Mouth of the River Ness", Inerness) is a city in the Scottish Highlands.

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Iron Curtain

The Iron Curtain was the name for the boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991.

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Karlsruhe (formerly Carlsruhe) is the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, in southwest Germany, near the French-German border.

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Keighley is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.

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Kemi (Giepma) is a town and municipality of Finland.

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Knebworth is a village and civil parish in the north of Hertfordshire, England, immediately south of Stevenage.

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Kragujevac (Крагујевац) is the fourth largest city of Serbia and the administrative center of the Šumadija District in central Serbia.

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Kralupy nad Vltavou

Kralupy nad Vltavou (Kralup an der Moldau) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

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Lalibela (ላሊበላ) is a town in Amhara Region, northern Ethiopia famous for monolithic rock-cut churches.

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Le Mans

Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River.

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Leiden (in English and archaic Dutch also Leyden) is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands.

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Leipzig is the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany.

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Liberal, Kansas

Liberal is the county seat of Seward County, Kansas, United States.

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Linköping (p) is a city in southern Sweden, with 153,000 inhabitants as of 2016.

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List of sister cities in Europe

This is a list of sister cities in the continent of Europe – that is, pairs of local government entities in different countries which have set up sister city arrangements.

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Lists of twin towns and sister cities

This is a list of "twin towns" or "sister cities" — that is, pairs of towns or cities in different countries which have town twinning arrangements.

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London Borough of Sutton

The London Borough of Sutton is a London borough in South West London, England and forms part of Outer London.

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Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States.

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Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Matagalpa is a city in Nicaragua which is the capital of the department of Matagalpa.

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Melun is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-17; NATO reporting name: Fresco) is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants.

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Milan (Milano; Milan) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,380,873 while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,235,000.

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Montigny-le-Bretonneux is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

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Monza (Mùnscia; Modoetia) is a city and comune on the River Lambro, a tributary of the Po in the Lombardy region of Italy, about north-northeast of Milan.

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Most Ancient European Towns Network

The Most Ancient European Towns Network is a working group of the oldest cities in Europe.

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Munich (München; Minga) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.

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Nablus (نابلس, שכם, Biblical Shechem ISO 259-3 Škem, Νεάπολις Νeapolis) is a city in the northern West Bank, approximately north of Jerusalem, (approximately by road), with a population of 126,132.

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Nagorno-Karabakh War

The Nagorno-Karabakh War was an ethnic and territorial conflict that took place in the late 1980s to May 1994, in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in southwestern Azerbaijan, between the majority ethnic Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh backed by the Republic of Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan.

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Nanjing, formerly romanized as Nanking and Nankin, is the capital of Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China and the second largest city in the East China region, with an administrative area of and a total population of 8,270,500.

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Nanking Massacre denial

Nanking Massacre denial is the denial that Imperial Japanese forces murdered hundreds of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians during the Second Sino-Japanese War, a highly controversial episode in Sino-Japanese relations.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington, D.C. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations.

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National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) is an advocacy organization in the United States that represents the country's 19,000 cities, towns, and villages along with 49 state municipal leagues.

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Neckarsulm is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany, near Stuttgart, and part of the district of Heilbronn.

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is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.

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New Orleans

New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

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Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council is the non-metropolitan district council for the unitary authority of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire.

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An oblast is a type of administrative division of Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union and Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

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Olney, Buckinghamshire

Olney (rarely) is a market town and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire in South East England.

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() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011.

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Ottobrunn is a municipality southeast of Munich, Bavaria, Germany, founded in 1955.

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Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

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Paderborn is a city in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district.

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Paradiplomacy is international relations conducted by subnational or regional governments on their own, with a view to promoting their own interests.

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Partnership2Gether, or P2G, is a program connecting some 550 Jewish communities in the Diaspora with 45 Israel Partnership areas, primarily in Israel's peripheral Negev and Galilee districts.

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Patmos (Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, most famous for being the location of both the vision of and the writing of the Christian Bible's Book of Revelation.

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Pápa is a historical town in Veszprém county, Hungary, located close to the northern edge of the Bakony Hills, and noted for its baroque architecture.

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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Plovdiv (Пловдив) is the second-largest city in Bulgaria, with a city population of 341,000 and 675,000 in the greater metropolitan area.

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Poix-du-Nord is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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Poles in Chicago

Poles in Chicago are made up of both immigrant Poles and Americans of Polish heritage living in Chicago, Illinois.

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Portland, Oregon

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.

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Prague (Praha, Prag) is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and also the historical capital of Bohemia.

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A prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) is an administrative jurisdiction or subdivision in any of various countries and within some international church structures, and in antiquity a Roman district governed by an appointed prefect.

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Preston, Lancashire

Preston is the administrative centre of Lancashire, England, on the north bank of the River Ribble.

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Public art

Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all.

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Public diplomacy

In international relations, public diplomacy or people's diplomacy, broadly speaking, is the communication with and dissemination of propaganda to the general public of foreign nations to establish a dialogue designed to inform and influence.

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Puteaux is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France.

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Reading, Berkshire

Reading is a large, historically important minster town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town.

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Republic of Artsakh

The Republic of Artsakh (Արցախի Հանրապետություն Arts'akhi Hanrapetut'yun), or simply Artsakh, commonly known by its former name of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic between 1991 and 2017, is a state with limited recognition in the South Caucasus internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan.

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Republic of Karelia

The Republic of Karelia (rʲɪˈspublʲɪkə kɐˈrʲelʲɪ(j)ə; Karjalan tazavalda; Karjalan tasavalta; Karjalan Tazovaldkund) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic), located in the northwest of Russia.

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Rimini (Rémin; Ariminum) is a city of about 150,000 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy and capital city of the Province of Rimini.

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Rochester, Minnesota

Rochester is a city founded in 1854 in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County located on the Zumbro River's south fork in Southeast Minnesota.

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Rochester, New York

Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York.

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Rovigo (Venetian: Rovigo, Emilian: Ruig) is a town and comune in the Veneto region of Northeast Italy, the capital of the eponymous province.

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Russian gay propaganda law

The Russian federal law "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values", also known in English-language media as the "gay propaganda law" and the "anti-gay law", is a bill that was unanimously approved by the State Duma on 11 June 2013 (with just one MP abstaining—Ilya Ponomarev), and was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on 30 June 2013.

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Russian military intervention in Ukraine (2014–present)

In February 2014, Russia made several military incursions into Ukrainian territory.

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Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg (p) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015).

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara (Spanish for "Saint Barbara") is the county seat of Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California.

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Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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Shusha (Şuşa; Шуша), or Shushi (Շուշի), is a city in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the South Caucasus.

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Sister Cities International

Sister Cities International (SCI) is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between communities in the United States and those in other countries, particularly through the establishment of "sister cities".

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Suresnes is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France.

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Sutton Guardian

The Sutton Guardian is a weekly free local newspaper covering the London Borough of Sutton, South London, and surrounding areas.

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Sutton, London

Sutton is the principal town of the London Borough of Sutton in South London, England.

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Szamotuły (Samter) is a town in Poland, in Greater Poland Voivodeship, about northwest of the centre of Poznań.

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Takashi Kawamura (politician)

is a Japanese politician of the Nagoya-based Genzei Nippon (減税日本 "Tax Cut Japan") party and a former member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).

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Tashkent (Toshkent, Тошкент, تاشكېنت,; Ташкент) is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populated city in Central Asia with a population in 2012 of 2,309,300.

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Tawau (Jawi) formerly known as Tawao, is the capital of the Tawau District in Sabah, Malaysia.

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Tbilisi (თბილისი), in some countries also still named by its pre-1936 international designation Tiflis, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River with a population of approximately 1.5 million people.

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Terracina is a city and comune of the province of Latina - (until 1934 of the province of Rome), Italy, southeast of Rome by rail and by the Via Appia by car.

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Terry Pratchett

Sir Terence David John Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works.

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Tianjin, formerly romanized as Tientsin, is a coastal metropolis in northern China and one of the four national central cities of the People's Republic of China (PRC), with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world's 11th-most populous city proper.

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Tokyo City

was a municipality in Japan and part of Tokyo-fu which existed from 1 May 1889 until its merger with its prefecture on 1 July 1943.

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Toledo, Ohio

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States.

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo is a city and municipality located in central Spain; it is the capital of the province of Toledo and the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha.

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Trade fair

A trade fair (trade show, trade exhibition, or expo) is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, meet with industry partners and customers, study activities of rivals, and examine recent market trends and opportunities.

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Trend News Agency

Trend News Agency (Trend Xəbər Agentliyi) is a news company in Azerbaijan, the Caucasusregion, and Central Asia.

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Tulcea (Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian: Тулча, Tulcha; Greek: Αιγισσός, Aegyssus; Turkish: Hora-Tepé or Tolçu) is a city in Dobruja, Romania.

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Turin (Torino; Turin) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy.

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United Cities and Local Governments

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); French: Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis (CGLU); Spanish: Ciudades y Gobiernos Locales Unidos (CGLU); is an umbrella organisation for cities, local and regional governments, and municipal associations throughout the world.

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USC Center on Public Diplomacy

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) was established in 2003 as a partnership between the USC Annenberg School for Communication and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences' School of International Relations at the University of Southern California.

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Venice (Venezia,; Venesia) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region.

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Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Viernheim is a midsize industrial town on Mannheim’s outskirts and is found in the Rhine Neckar agglomeration and economic area.

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Volgograd (p), formerly Tsaritsyn, 1589–1925, and Stalingrad, 1925–1961, is an important industrial city and the administrative centre of Volgograd Oblast, Russia, on the western bank of the Volga River.

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Warsaw (Warszawa; see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland.

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West Germany

West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD) in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification on 3 October 1990.

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Wincanton is a small town and electoral ward in South Somerset, southwest England.

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Wołów (Wohlau, Volov) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship in south-western Poland.

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World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Worms, Germany

Worms is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, situated on the Upper Rhine about south-southwest of Frankfurt-am-Main.

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Worthington, Minnesota

Worthington is a city and county seat of Nobles County, Minnesota, United States.

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Yalta (Yalta; Я́лта; Я́лта) is a resort city on the south coast of the Crimean Peninsula surrounded by the Black Sea.

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Yōichi Masuzoe

is a Japanese politician who was elected to the position of governor of Tokyo in 2014 and resigned in June 2016 due to the misuse of public funds.

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Zalaegerszeg (Jegersek; Jageršek; Egersee) is the administrative center of Zala county in western Hungary.

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Zaventem is a Belgian municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant.

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