Twinning Towns

it.jpgAlcamo (Italy)

Population - around 46 000. Cooperation agreement was signed in 2002. Collaboration in the fields of culture, sport, art and social welfare. There are also plans for developing commercial connections and promoting entrepreneurship. There is active cooperation between Jelgava City and Alcamo Rotary clubs.

Como (Italy)

The agreement on Cooperation was signed in 2016, it foresees collaboration in the fields of education and culture. Secondary School of Trades of Jelgava is an active cooperation partner of Jelgava city by developing exchange programmes for pupils and teachers in professional schools. Area of the city covers– 37,4km2, population – around 84 394 by the year 2015.

be.jpg Baranovichi (Byelorussia)

Population – around 173 000. Cooperation agreement was signed in 2003. Collaboration fields: education, culture, sport, utility services, as well as economics.

sw.jpgHällefors (Sweden)
Cooperation agreement was signed in 2004. Collaboration in the fields of culture and social affairs. There is also cooperation in the field of cookery with the Faculty of Food Technologies, the Latvia University of Agriculture, as well as in the fields of city environment development issues and education of landscape architecture.

tw.jpgShin-Ying (Taiwan)
City is situated in North of Tainan province. Hsin-Ying is the administrative centre of the province. Territory – 38.54km2, population – around 75 000. Cooperation agreement was signed in 2000. Collaboration in the fields of art and culture.

ru.jpgMagadan (Russia)
Cooperation agreement was signed on 18th of August, 2006 and forsees cooperation in many fields: culture, education, economics, sports, turism, science and social policy. Moreover, Latvian diaspora (Latvians or their descendants who were deported during Soviet times) is willing to keep in touch with Latvia and continue to cultivate national traditions.

sw.jpgNacka (Sweden)
Nacka is situated not far from Stockholm. The characteristics of Nacka are its wild nature and traditional, well-preserved cultural landscape. The combination of modern and the ancient, as well as its wonderful nature with many lakes give to Nacka unique originality. Population – 75 741. Main fields of collaboration– education, culture, sport, youth projects, addiction prevention, public organisations and environmental issues.

79c286062d52cd699103b15f9418b52b.pngNova Odessa (Brazil)
Protocol of intention was signed on June 10, 2007 giving framework for cooperation in many fields, including support to organizations, enterprises, state institutions and NGOs in establishing contacts and promoting understanding of culture and history of both countries. Moreover, there are very many Latvians and their descendants living in Novo Odessa, in fact Latvians in this municipality form the largest Latvian diaspora in Brazil.

ee.jpgParnu (Estonia)
City occupies 32km2, parks constitute 6,5 km2 and water areas – 2,1 km2. There were 43 788 inhabitants in the city in 2005.
Cooperation agreement was signed in 1957. Collaboration fields - education and culture.

index.php.gifRueil-Malmaison (France)
Cooperation began during the festival in France “Etonnante Lettonie” and expanded during festival in Latvia „Un Pritemps Francais”. Cooperation agreement was signed on June 28, 2007, envisaging cooperation in many fields: economics, entrepreneurship, education, science and culture. Jelgava State Grammar School and Richelieu Lyceum cooperate successfully as well.

lt.jpgSiauliai (Lithuania)
Territory of the city is 69,5 km2, from which 39.2km2 are construction area. There are several railway lines in the city, connecting the city with Kiev, Klaipeda, Riga, Kaunas, Vilnius and Daugavpils. Population – 133 883. Cooperation agreement was signed in 1960. Main collaboration fields – education, culture, sports, social welfare and addiction prevention.

dk.jpgVejle (Denmark)
The city is situated in the continental part of Denmark, in traffic junction leading from Northern Europe to Scandinavia. Population – around 54 000. An international airport is situated near Billund City. Cooperation agreement was signed in 1992. Collaboration fields - education and regular experience exchange between personnel of municipalities.


index.php22.gifBiałystok (Poland)
Białystok is the largest and one of the most historically rich cities in north-east Poland. Area – 102 km2, population – approx. 295 000. An active collaboration has been established in the exchange of experience for the municipalities as well as the realm of culture. The partnership is strengthened by the Jelgava chapter of the Association of Poles in Latvia.


11a79a78c3cf79c8c784f9dc1d7b49cd.jpgIvanofrankovska (Ukraina)
The cooperation agreement was signed in 2007 in order to form a partnership in the areas of culture, education, entrepreneurship, municipal economy and social welfare, and to realize joint EU project.