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Starting from Harbin, China in 1995, Bucheon City has also established sisterhood with other 7 cities abroad in five countries including Weihei, Japan, Russia, the U.S., and the Philippinesor the city. It is our hope that Bucheon grows as swiftly and gloriously as the young hawk soars in the sky,

OverseasKhabarovsk, Russia(Jun.24,2002) Harbin, Heilongjang, China (Nov.28,1995) Bakersfield, California, U.S. (Sep. 25,2006) Weilhel, Sandong, China (Feb. 26,2000) Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan (Oct, 21,1996) Valenzuela,Philippines (Jun. 24,2008) Okayama, Okayama, Japan (Feb. 26.2002)

Overseas Sister Cities and Friendship Cities Status

Overseas Sister Cities and Friendship Cities Status
By City City Overview Relationship (Date of Establishment) Signature Made by
Bucheon City Counterpart
Harbin Heilongjang, China (黑龍江省哈爾濱市) Population 991 Tens of thousands sister city (Nov. 28, 1995) Bucheon City mayor Lee Hae-seon Harbin, Mayor 汪光燾 (Wang Gwnag-do)
Area 56,579㎢
Temperature 5.4℃ on average
Regional Features An economic and cultural hub in Heilongjang, China replete with natural resources such as oil and forests
Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan (神奈川縣川崎市) Population 145 Tens of thousands Friendship city (Oct. 21, 1996) Bucheon City mayor Lee Hae-seon Kawasaki Mayor 高橋淸 (Takahishi Giyoshi)
Area 144.35㎢
Temperature 15.8℃ on average
Regional Features A central information city located between Tokyo and Yokohama. Advanced self-governing city in terms of environment, information disclosure, social education, etc. designated by the government.
Weihei Sandong, China (山東省威海市) Population 281 Tens of thousands Economic/cultural cityFriendship city (Jan. 7, 2000) Bucheon City mayor Won Hae-yeong Weihei Mayor 宋遠方 (Song Won-bang)
Area 5,436㎢
Temperature 12℃ on average
Regional Features Located at the eastern end of Sandong peninsula, China. Nationally designated rural environmental city, as well as a tourism &recreation city
Okayama, Okayama, Japan (岡山縣岡山市) Population 71 Tens of thousands Friendship city (Feb. 26, 2002) Bucheon City mayor Won Hae-yeong Okayama Mayor 萩原誠司 (Hagiwara Seiji)
Area 789.91㎢
Temperature 15℃ on average
Regional Features Located at the western part of central Japan (between Hiroshima and Osaka) and the largest city in Okayama prefecture
Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk, Russia Population 60 Tens of thousands sister city (Jun. 24, 2002) Bucheon City mayor Won Hae-yeong Khabarovsk Mayor Alexander N. Sokolov
Area 370㎢
Temperature -1.7℃ on average
Regional Features The base of the anti-Japanese movement during the independence movement. A crossing point of the Siberia crossing railway and the administrative, industrial, and cultural center
Bakersfield, California U.S. Population 35 Tens of thousands sister city (Sep. 25, 2006) Bucheon City mayor Hong Geon-pyo Bakersfield Mayor Harvey L. Hall
Area 372㎢
Temperature 18.27℃ on average
Regional Features The 11th largest city in California. It takes 2 to 3 hours from L,A, to farming cities with large oil reserves
Valenzuela, Philippines Population 59 Tens of thousands sister city (Jun. 25, 2008) Bucheon City mayor Hong Geon-pyo Valenzuela Mayor Sherwin T. Gatchalian
Area 59㎢
Temperature 18.27℃ on average
Regional Features Located at the northwestern part of Metro Manila and 2nd largest city in the 17 cities of Metro Manila. 1 hour distance from Manila airport