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Town twinning

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  1. a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links

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  2. In the European Union, such pairs of towns are known as friendship towns or partner towns and twin towns in the UK

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  3. In North America, India, Australasia and Asia, the term sister cities is used for the same concept and brother cities is the term in the former Soviet bloc

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  4. often (though by no means always) have similar demographic and other characteristics

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  5. Sometimes, even larger areas enter into "twinning" agreements, such as that between the provinces of Hainan in China and Jeju in South Korea

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