California's Sister State Relationships

 

California currently has 28 official Sister State relationships throughout the world.

A sister state relationship is a formal declaration of friendship between two regions, states, or nations. Such an agreement is a symbol of mutual goodwill thereby encouraging bilateral cooperation.  

California's Sister States are developed and implemented to encourage and facilitate mutually beneficial social, economic, educational, and cultural exchanges between a particular global region and the Golden State.

The agreements are drafted as legislative resolutions and are introduced by a member of the State Senate or Assembly and must be approved by the majority of elected representatives in each chamber.

The list below contains live links and is an alphabetical account by country of California's Sister States, the corresponding legislative language with author's name, and the year it was enacted. 

To learn about a particular region or country, click on the listing in the Country/Region column.  To learn why the State Legislature created the special relationship, click on the resolution.  You may also obtain copies of the resolutions by contacting the Legislative Bill Room, State Capitol, Room B-32, at (916) 445-2323.

 

Country

Region

Legislation/ Agreement

Year

Argentina

Santa Fe Province

Resol. Ch. 91 (SCR 6 - Monning)

2015

Australia

State of

New South Wales

Resol. Ch. 52 (SCR 19 - Brulte)

1997

Brazil

Parana State

Resol. Ch. 92 (SCR 8 - Costa)

1999

Canada

Province of Alberta

Resol. Ch. 29 (SCR 8 - Thompson)

1997

China

 

Guangdong Province

Sister State Agreement

2014

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region**

Resol. Ch. 93 (SCR 26 - Costa)

1999

Jiangsu Province

Sister State Relationship Agreement and

Framework Agreement on New Energy Cooperation

2011

Resol. Ch. 66 (SCR 19 - Garamendi)

1985

Taiwan Province

Resol. Ch. 120 (SCR 40 - Polanco)

1983

Egypt

Governorate of Cairo

Resol. Ch. 130 (SCR 41 - Murray)

1999

El Salvador

San Salvador Department

Resol. Ch. 103 (SCR 81 - Hayden)

1998

France

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Region

Resol. Ch. 135 (SCR 115 - Roberti)

1990

Germany

State of

Baden-Württemberg

SR 90 - Pan

2018

India

 

Gujarat State

Resol. Ch. 13 (SCR 4 - Burton)

2001

Punjab State

Resol. Ch. 12 (SCR 3 - Burton)

2001

Indonesia

Special Province of Yogyakarta

Resol. Ch. 62 (SCR 23 - Marks)

1995

Italy

Umbria Region

Resol. Ch. 39 (SCR 4 - Petris)

1995

Japan

Osaka Prefecture*

Resol. Ch. 116 (ACR 113 - Vasconcellos)

1994

Mexico

 

State of

Baja California (Norte)

Resol. Ch. 46 (SCR 5 - Kelley)

1999

State of

Baja California (Sur)

Resol. Ch. 131 (SCR 95 - Torlakson)

2002

State of Jalisco

Resol. Ch. 70 (SCR 82 - Hueso)

2014

Resol. Ch. 148 (ACR 183 - Firebaugh)

2000

State of Nayarit

Resol. Ch. 185 (SCR 81 - Lara)

2017

State of Queretaro

Resol. Ch. 110 (ACR 137 - Cortese)

1988

Portugal

Region of the Azores

Resol. Ch. 124 (SCR 84 - Costa)

2002

Korea

 

Chungchongnam-do Province

Resol. Ch. 33 (SCR 54 - Marks)

1996

Jeju Province

Resol. Chapter 80 (ACR 42 – Chu)

2005

Republic of Korea**

Resol. Ch. 97 (SCR 6 - Montoya)

1987

Russia

 

Altai Republic

Resol. Ch. 45 (SCR 11 - Johnston)

1995

Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District

Resol. Ch. 87 (SCR 49 - Rosenthal)

1994

South Africa

Western Cape Province

Resol. Ch. 2 (SCR 42 - Murray)

2000

Spain

Catalonia Region

Resol. Ch. 71 (SCR 71 - Mello)

1986

Areas marked with * are a Cooperation Agreement
Areas marked with ** are a Friendship State Relationship

 

 

 

 

Office Address

Staff