Busan City Hall

City Government

Friendship Cities(21 cities from 16 countries)

(As of April 2024

Friendship Cities : City, Country, Date, Area(㎢), Population(Unit: 1,000), Highlights
City Country Date Area(㎢) Population
(Unit: 1,000)
Shenzhen China May.17, 2007 1,952 8,912 The 1st specialized economic zone located in southeastern China
Tianjin China Jul.23, 2007 11,760 12,720 One of 4 direct-controlled municipalities in China,
the largest trade hub in the northern area
Osaka Japan May 21, 2008 221 2,630 The 2nd largest city in Japan
Chongqing China Dec.02, 2010 82,400 35,000 One of 4 direct-controlled municipalities in China,
the development center of western China
Bangkok Thailand Jul.11, 2011 1,568 5,700 Capital & located in central Thailand, tourism & cultural hub, TPO member city
Beijing China Aug.14, 2013 16,410 20,693 Capital of China, center of politics, culture, international exchanges
Nagasaki Japan Mar.25, 2014 4,105 1,400 Gateway city for international exchanges connecting the Asian continent and Japan
Bandar Abbas Iran May 30, 2016 45 450 No.1 port in Iran, trade gateway between Iran and Central Asia and located at the entrance of the Persian Gulf.
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Aug.3, 2016 4,704 1,640 Capital of Mongolia with the 10th most abundant resources in the world, gateway city in Eurasia
Panama City Panama Sep.28, 2016 275 886 The 1st international finance hub in Latin America
Guangzhou China Nov.1, 2019 7,434 14,900 1st tier city & largest trade city in Hwanam province.
Almaty Kazakhstan Sep.14, 2022 682 2,030 “City of State Importance,” former capital, economic center and home to major educational institutions
Tunis Tunisia Oct.11, 2022 212.6 2,700 The capital city of Tunisia, port city situated next to the Gulf of Tunis in the Mediterranean Sea
Sofia Bulgaria Dec.1, 2022 492 1,324 The capital city of Bulgaria, one of the oldest capital cities in Europe
Hamburg Germany May 4, 2023 755 1,850 Germany’s 2nd major city and logistics hub with connections to 170 countries and 900 ports globally
Dili Municipality East Timor May 25, 2023 364 324 Dili, a port city and commercial hub, is the capital of East Timor and shares the same time zone with Korea, enabling real-time cooperation
Koper Slovenia Jun. 22, 2023 311 53 The largest port city in Slovenia, and a gateway city for maritime logistics in Central & Eastern Europe
Liverpool City Region England Jun. 27, 2023 724 1,564 Combined authority of 6 cities (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral Councils) established in 2014
Belize City Belize Jul. 31, 2023 36 67 The current capital city of Belize District
The largest city and center of culture and economic activity in Belize
Samarkand Uzbekistan Aug. 29, 2023 124 550 -
Rijeka Croatia Apr. 2, 2024 43 108 -