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There are over 30 twin towns within Derbyshire; this section will allow you to find out about Derbyshire’s links.

Japanese exchange

We sustain 3 civic twinning agreements.

Toyota City, Aichi Province in Japan

A formal twinning agreement was signed on 16 November 1998.

Yangpu, Shanghai in China

A formal twinning agreement was signed in May 2007.

Mamelodi in South Africa

A friendship link was formed in 2005.

Aims and benefits of international links

The aims and benefits of international links include:

  • to increase tourism and economic development opportunities
  • to exchange experience and best practice in terms of strategy, policy and development
  • to promote cultural exchange, broaden minds and enrich the lives of citizens
  • enhancement of youth activities, educational projects and exchanges: to equip youngsters for life in a global society and to give them a work ethic to fit into the global economy
  • to promote tolerance and understanding whilst creating friendships by increasing global awareness
  • to improve language skills
  • to form long-lasting friendships around the world

You may like to find out more about district, borough, town and parish councils in the county.