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    Sister City List

    01. Kaohsiung

    Kaohsiung is the second city and the largest port city in Taiwan, which facilitates 2/3 of imports and exports in Taiwan. Kaohsiung port is ranked third in the world in terms of container volume. Iron and steel, ship building and oil are the main industries of Kaohsiung. Busan established the first relationship with Kaohsiung as a sister city on June 30, 1966.


    02. Los Angeles

    Los Angeles is a center of commerce and technology located in southwest California, USA It is the third largest city in the U.S.A and the largest port city in the Pacific coast area. It is also the center of space, defense and film industries and has about 600 facilities related to film making.


    03. Shimonoseki

    Shimonoseki City is located in the west region of Japan, which has many mountains and hills. The weather is mild and the frequency of earthquakes is low. It plays a role as a gateway to the continent and is the center of passenger and freight traffic in and out of Japan for domestic and international carriers. Ferries have run between the two cities since 1970 and container ships have run since 1992.


    04. Barcelona

    Barcelona is the second largest city and the main port city in Spain having 2000 years of history. The 25th Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona in 1992. It is located on the Mediterranean coast and its main business is commerce and industry.


    05. Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil and one of the most beautiful ports in the world. It established the current city system on March 1, 1565 The economy consists of 23.5% of agriculture and 75.5% of commerce industry. Agriculture and commerce are the main industries of the city.


    06. Vladivostok

    Vladivostok located on the beautiful coast around the southern part of the Muravyop-amurski peninsula is a capital of maritime activities and the largest port in Russia, as well as the center of economy in the Far East Region. The current system of the city was established on July 2,1860. It is the base of food production ad also functions as a great resort.


    07. Shanghai

    Shanghai is located in the southeast area of the Yantze River and is a natural port connecting China to the world. High tech industries like aerospace are being advanced in Shanghai. It is a gateway of trade and is the central base of land, sea and air transportation in the Pacific Rim Region. It has attempted to become a center of international economy, finance and trade through development of Pudong region, which the largest development saw in the 1990's. Development of education, culture and science technology in Shanghai is very rapid and the city is leaping into the center of global finance.


    08. Surabaya

    Surabaya, as one of the most important port cities in Asia, is the capital of east Java State and is the center of industry on the northeast coast. It is also the center of manufacturing, agriculture and trade and there are iron and steel, sugar, and cement factories in the suburb area of the city. As an important base in Indonesia and the second city next to Jakarta, Surabaya is also a major transit center used by ships and planes.


    09. Victoria

    State of Victoria, located in the southeast coast region of Australia, is an international city and its major industries are finance, manufacturing and energy related industries. Melbourne is the capital of the state and hosted Asian city exhibitions in which Busan participated in 1994. The environmental field is developed and the state agreed to exchange technologies in environment and marine products area.


    10. Tijuana

    Tijuana located in the Northwest circum-pan pacific area of Mexico is the gateway between Mexico and Latin America. It borders the city of San Diego in California State,U.S.A and is the largest city in Baha California State. The people living in the city are optimistic and kind.


    11. Ho chi minh

    Ho chi minh city is a main city of economy, culture, science and technology in Vietnam and the center of industry occupying 29% of domestic gross of production, 40% of consumer goods, 2/3 of total export goods and 30 ~ 40% of foreign investment.


    12. Auckland

    Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and liveliest city with a population of 1.46million, representing about one third of the country’s total.


    13. Valparaiso

    Valparaiso, the main port of Chile, was discovered in 1536 and has a long history. The city is the home of the National Congress and the Chilean Navy.


    14. Western Cape

    Western Cape is the southernmost of the Republic of South Africa's nine states and is a major legislative center.


    15. Montreal

    Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and also the second largest French speaking city after Paris. About 60% of the population speak both English and French.


    16. Istanbul

    The Bosphorus Strait creates a natural north-south divide between European Istanbul and Asian Istanbul. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea further divide Istanbul into the three main districts of Beyoglu, Istanbul and Uskudar, which are connected by the Galata Bridge and the Ataturk Bridge.


    17. Dubai

    Dubai is the second largest emirate and commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates.


    18. Fukuoka

    Fukuoka is located in the southwest area of northern Kyushu, which is the center of administration, information, economy and education and serves as a business base in Japan. Fukuoka with the advantage of its location close to both the Korean peninsula and China has been a gateway of continental culture since early times. Fukuoka City hosted an Asia Pacific exhibition in 1989 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of city establishment and hosted the Universiad in 1995. Traditional Festivals such as Hakada Kion Yamakasa and Hakada Dontaku are held every year.


    19. Chicago

    The third most populous city in the United States (second largest economic capital), Chicago is the financial, business, and cultural capital of the Midwest. Over one thousand exhibitions and conventions are being held annually, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange is truly the world's biggest and most well-known futures exchange. Located along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago also boasts an excellent water transportation as well as air transportation system.


    20. St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), which was the capital of the Russian Empire, is now the Russian capital of culture and arts. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the most popular tourist destination in Russia and the 8th most popular in the world. The majestic city of St. Petersburg well-deserves its nicknames as "A Window on Europe", "A Treasure House of the World" and "the Venice of the North." With Russia's largest international seaport, St. Petersburg serves as a transport hub connecting Russia with Europe, an important political, business and industrial center in northwest Russia as well as the nation's magnet for many industries including electricity, metals and machinery. As the hometown of ex-President Vladimir Putin and current President Dmitry Medvedev, its importance as Russia's political base is also growing.


    21. Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh, the capital and the largest city of Cambodia, is the country's economic, industrial, commercial, cultural, tourist and historical center. Once known as the "Pearl of Asia" in the 1920s, Phnom Penh replaced Angkor as capital of Cambodia in 1432, and is a city that continues to value both its traditional and modern attractions.


    22. Mumbai

    Mumbai, whose name was changed from Bombay in 1995, is not only the commercial and financial center of India but also serves as the entertainment capital of the country. 52 of the top 100 Indian companies have their headquarters in the city, which is also home to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Export Import Bank of India (EIBI) and many other public, private and foreign banks. The city's international airport welcomes about 40% of India's air passengers and 32% of its total air cargo traffic, while the new Mumbai Port handles about 57% of the country's containers. The city is also called "Bollywood" on account of its very productive and prosperous film industry.


    23. Thessaloniki

    Founded around 315 BC, the City of Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Macedonia. The city was named after the wife of King Cassander of Macedon, 'Thessalonike'. It is well-known as the birthplace of the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle, and as the place where the Apostle Paul set up an early church.


    24. Casablanca

    As home to the nation's leading port, Casablanca, a Spanish word meaning “white house” is the largest city in Morocco and the 6th largest city on the African continent.


    25. Cebu Province

    Cebu is ranked as the No. 1 province of the Philippines, located in the Visayas region of the central Philippines. It consists of Cebu Island and 167 surrounding islands.


    26. Yangon

    As home to about 7 million people, Yangon is a former capital and the current commercial center of Myanmar. The nation's only international port is also located in Yangon. With the recent opening up of its economy, the foreign investment inflow has significantly increased, and over 100 Korean companies are now doing business there. Daily non-stop flights between Incheon and Yangon began in September 2012.


    Friendship City List

    01. Shenzhen

    Shenzhen ([ʂə́n.ʈʂə̂n]) is a major city in Guangdong Province, China. It forms part of the Pearl River Delta megalopolis. The city is located immediately north of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and holds sub-provincial administrative status, with powers slightly less than a province.


    02. Tianjin

    Tianjin, formerly known in English as Tientsin, is a metropolis in northern coastal Mainland China and one of the four national central cities of the country and is also the world's 6th-most populous city proper. It is governed as one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the PRC and is thus under direct administration of the central government. It is the largest coastal city in northern China.


    03. Chongqing

    Chongqing, formerly romanized as Chungking, is a major city in southwest China. Administratively, it is one of China's four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality in China located far away from the coast.


    04. Osaka

    Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is the second largest city in Japan by daytime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and the third largest city by nighttime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and Yokohama, serving as a major economic hub for the country.


    05. Bangkok

    Bangkokis the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร) or simply Krung Thep. The city is in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) lived within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region at the 2010 census, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, significantly dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.


    06. Beijing

    Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.


    07. Nagasaki

    Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name means "Long Cape" in Japanese. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.


    08. Bandar Abbas

    Bandar Abbas or Bandar-e ‘Abbās (also romanized as Bandar ‘Abbās and Bandar ‘Abbāsī;) is a port city and capital of Hormozgān Province on the southern coast of Iran, on the Persian Gulf. The city occupies a strategic position on the narrow Strait of Hormuz, and it is the location of the main base of the Iranian Navy. Bandar Abbas is also the capital and largest city of Bandar Abbas County.


    09. Ulaanbaatar

    Ulaanbaatar is the capital and largest city of Mongolia and is not part of any province. It is the country's cultural, industrial and financial heart, the centre of Mongolia's road network and connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system.


    10. Panama City

    Panama City (Spanish: Ciudad de Panamá) is the capital and largest city in the country of Panama. The city is the political and administrative center of the country, as well as a hub for banking and commerce.


    11. GuangZhou

    Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province, the largest trading city in the Chinese province, and a central Chinese city that has led China's reform and opening up.

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