List of international friendship cities of Xiamen

Updated: 11 Aug 2015
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Xiamen, historically known as Amoy, is a major city on the southeast coast of China. It covers a total area of 1,516 square kilometres.

Since 1983, Xiamen has established friendship with 18 international cities, and it also currently has 31 domestic sister cities.

The international friendship cities of Xiamen are mainly included in three categories namely, port cities, ecological cities and tourist cities which feature abundant tourism resources, excellent ecological environment and geographical advantages.

In 2014, the city called for a "Friendship City Circle" and a "Friendship City Cloud" to promote exchange and win-win cooperation among friendship cities during the 2014 China (Xiamen) International Forum for Friendship Cities held in September 2014.
Here is a list of international friendship cities of Xiamen and the dates they established the friendship with Xiamen: 
1. Cardiff, United Kingdom (March 31, 1983)
2. Sasebo, Japan (October 28, 1983)
3. Cebu City, the Philippines (October 26, 1984)
4. Baltimore City, the United States (November 7, 1985)
5. Wellington, New Zealand (June 23, 1987)
6. Penang, Malaysia (November 10, 1993)
7. Sunshine Coast, Australia (September 28, 1999)
8. Kaunas, Republic of Lithuania (March 11, 2001)
9. Guadalajara, Mexico (August 15, 2003)
10. Zoetermeer, Netherlands (July 14, 2005)
11. Surabaya, Indonesia (June 24, 2006)
12. Mokpo, South Korea (July 25, 2007)
13. Sarasota, the United States (November 9, 2007)
14. Municipality of Marathon, Greece (January 4, 2009)
15. Trier, Germany (November 11, 2010)
16. City of Richmond, Canada (April 27, 2012)
17. Dushanbe, Tajikistan (June 20, 2013)
18. Nice, France (May 22, 2014)
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