Sister Cities

Sister city partnerships facilitate a mutually beneficial relationship between two cities for the exchange and cooperation in such fields such as business, trade, culture, education, sports, and technology. The City is a member of Sister Cities International, a network of cities who's mission is, "to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation - one individual, one community at a time." 


The City of Watsonville has established sister city partnerships to promote peace, understanding, and prosperity through people-to-people relationships, cultural understanding, opportunities to exchange culture, arts, education, trade, municipal management, health, agriculture, and broaden cooperation between the City of Watsonville and cities all over the world.

To learn more about the program or to establish a sister city affiliation, please contact the City Clerk's Office at:

City Clerk's Office

275 Main Street, Suite 400

Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 768-3040


Sister City Partnerships

Kawakami-Mura, Japan
(Established 11/12/86)

Pinghu, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China
(Established 8/31/06)

San Pedro Masahuat, Department of La Paz, Republic of El Salvador
(Established 7/2/13)

Tangancícuaro, Michoacán, México
(Established 11/28/17)

Municipality of Jocotepec, Jalisco, Mexico
(Established 7/10/18)

Cavtat, Konavle, Croatia
(Established 9/11/18)

Velas, Sáo Jorge Island, Azore Islands Portugal
(Established 12/14/21)

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