Houston Sister Cities

With one of the largest foreign-born populations in the U.S., significant business ties around the globe, the nation's third-largest consulate delegation, and daily nonstop flights to more than 100 destinations worldwide, Houston truly is a first-rate international city.

With that kind of global gravitas, it's no wonder Houston has a long list of sister cities. With relationships going back several decades in many instances, the Bayou City has been able to learn from its sister cities and in many cases teach as well.

Houston's sister cities (and year relationship established) are listed below.

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2001)
  • Baku, Azerbaijan (1976)
  • Chiba, Japan (1973)
  • Grampian Region, Aberdeen, Scotland (1979)
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador (1987)
  • Huelva, Spain (1969)
  • Istanbul, Turkey (1986)
  • Karachi, Pakistan (2009)
  • Leipzig, Germany (1993)
  • Luanda, Angola (2003)
  • Nice, France (1973)
  • Perth, Australia (1983)
  • Shenzhen, China (1986)
  • Stavanger, Norway (1980)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (1963)
  • Tampico, Mexico (2003)