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For info on programs contact the individual sister cities

    For The Indian Film Festival Featuring Indie South Asian films

contact 513 886 5817

 

                                          Liuzhou, China

                                                
                                            Became a Sister City: May 5, 1988
                                                   Population: 3,545,500
                                                   Land Area: 7,211 miles2
                                                   Distance from Fountain Square: 7968 mi

 

 

Located on the banks of the winding Liu River in the Guangxi Province, this prosperous cultural and industrial city of 1.4 million is located in Southern China. Founded 2100 years ago, Liuzhou is known for its beautiful landscapes that have inspired Chinese artists since 1700 BC. Caves and gnarly stones, karsts and hills are complemented by numerous archeological sites. Its national parks feature architectural displays characteristic of structures built by China’s minority inhabitants.

To discover a recently donated collection of Liuzhou artifacts, visit our downtown library.

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                                            Nancy, France                                                                         

 

                                             Became a Sister City: June 24, 1991
                                                    Population: 105,400
                                                    Land Area: 6 miles2

                                                    Distance from Fountain Square: 4299 miles

 

 

Nancy is a testament to the glory of its rich history. Acclaimed as the triumph of 18th century architecture, the magnificent Place Stanislas (the public square) offers a glimpse of Nancy’s prominence. One is also surrounded by the beginnings of the modern art form, Art Nouveau, and world famous Daum glassware is common throughout the city.

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                                        Munich, Germany

                                                         
                                       
Became a Sister City: 1989
                                                         Population: 1,259,000
                                                         Land Area: 120 miles2
                                                         Distance from Fountain Square: 4532 miles

 

 

Munich offers a wealth of beautiful parks and castles including the Englischer Garten, Botanical Gardens and Stadium, Zoo Hellabrunn, the Residenz, Schloss Nymphenburg and Herrenchiemsee. King Ludwig II built his fabulous residences Linderhof and Neuschwanstein. The Neues and Altes Rathaus (city hall) define two sides of Marienplatz, the central plaza where visitors enjoy a historic Glockenspiel. For a taste of traditional entertainment, try the Viktualienmarkt and Hofbrauhaus. Munich’s tradition of Oktoberfest, nearly two centuries old, was originally a marriage celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig to Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

Cincinnati’s Tyler Davidson Fountain was designed and fabricated in Munich, arriving in 1871 as a gift to the city from Cincinnatian Henry Probasco.

Please visit the Cincinnati Munich Sister City site

Mysore, India

 

Became a Sister City: July 11, 2012

Population: 887,446

Land Area: 49.58 square miles

Literacy: 72.79%

Distance from Fountain Square: 8678 miles

 

A modern day paradox, Mysore is a city that is old yet new, filled with history and old world charm.  Today, Mysore is  home to modern tech firms and industries and has been cited as the 5th best city in India in which to conduct business by Business Week. Firms like Infosys train 15,000 global employees each year.

 

Mysore is also home to Ashtanga yoga, the yoga tradition of the Mysore palace; now the strongest yoga tradition around the world and attracts students from around the world to study in its famous schools.

Please visit the Cincinnati Mysore Sister City Site

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                                                    Gifu, Japan

                                            
                                                      Became a Sister City: May 11, 1988
                                                              Population: 413,099
                                                              Land Area: 203 miles2
                                                              Distance from Fountain Square: 6659 mi

 

 

Gifu city has a population of 413,070 and is located in central Japan on the island of Honshu. Gifu City is home to natural beauties, rich cultural traditions, modern shops and restaurants and famous hot springs. The region features the famous Nagara River, known for its especially clear waters, which flow through the heart of the city. Gifu is also known for Mt. Kinka, which rises above the heart of the city crowned Gifu Castle, which dates to the 13th century. Gifu City is most famous for its 1300-year-old cormorant fishing tradition, which uses the birds to catch fish attracting thousands of tourists each year.

If you visit the Twin Lakes in Eden Park, you will discover the statue of a cormorant fisherman adjacent to beautiful flowering cherry trees.

Please visit the Cincinnati-Gifu Sister City site

 

 

                                     

 

                                                   New Taipei City  Taiwan

                                                
                                                     Became a Sister City:  September 12, 1994
                                                             Population: 3,880,743 (as of June, 2010)
                                                             Land Area: 793 square miles
                                                             Distance from Fountain Square: 7704 m

 

 

 

The Republic of China(Taiwan) was founded in 1912, making it the first democratic republic in Asia. In 1949, the government moved to Taiwan and maintained jurisdiction over an area encompassing the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, Dongsha, Zhongsha, and Nansha.

The Republic of China(Taiwan) was founded in 1912, making it the first democratic republic in Asia. In 1949, the government moved to Taiwan and maintained jurisdiction over an area encompassing the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, Dongsha, Zhongsha, and Nansha.

 

 

                                                

                                                     Kharkiv Ukraine

                                                       

                                                        Became a Sister City: 1989
                                                                Population: 1,461,000
                                                                Land Area: 120 miles2
                                                                Distance from Fountain Square: 5315 mi

 

 

 

 

From 1919 -1934, Kharkiv served as the capital of Soviet Ukraine, and is now Ukraine’s second largest city with 1.6 million inhabitants. A major cultural, educational and industrial center, Kharkiv features 23 institutions of higher education and numerous theaters, museums, churches, cathedrals, parks and gardens. A well-known example of Ukrainian folk art is the Pysanky – finely detailed decorated Easter eggs in bright contrasting colors using the wax and dye method.

Kharkiv is home to Gorky Park, Kharkiv Historical Museum, Shevchenko Park, Kharkiv Art Museum, the Uspensky Cathedral, and the Cathedral of the Holy Protectress.

 

 

 

                                                          Harare Zimbabwe


                                                            Became a Sister City: August 4,1990
                                                                     Population: 1,900,000
                                                                     Land Area: 872 sq km=336.68 sq miles
                                                                     Distance from Fountain Square: 8337

 

 

 

Harare is a major cultural, commercial and educational center with many beautiful parks and gardens. Its population of 1,600,000 is multi-ethnic, making for a rich culture of peoples and languages. On the outskirts town are wildlife sanctuary Mukuvisi Woodlands, Larvon Bird Gardens (over 180 species of bird), Lake Chivero recreational park and game reserve and Ewenrigg Botanical Gardens.