The Sister City Association of Chattanooga, Inc. was chartered nearly 40 years ago

by the State of Tennessee as a member of Sister Cities International, a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities. We are an official channel for cultural exchange aimed at motivating and empowering private citizens, municipal officials and business leaders and awakening them to the advantages—and increasingly, the necessity—of being internationally engaged. On the most basic level, sister city relationships allow citizens to exchange ideas, gain an international perspective and increase understanding of global issues.



Chattanooga Sister Cities now enjoys seven sister partnerships:

Gangneung, Republic of Korea
Givatayim, Israel
Hamm, Germany
Nizhnii Tagil, Russia
Tono, Japan
Wolfsburg, Germany
Wuxi, Peoples Republic of China

Chattanooga Sister Cities now has two friendship partnerships:

Fano, Italy
Zacatecas, Mexico

Chattanooga Sister Cities has one emeritus partnerships:

Manfredonia, Italy