Joensuu's Friendship Cities

Joensuu has five friendship cities. In addition there are cooperative agreements, for instance, with Petrozavodsk. Joensuu is also part of Mecine the European Network of Middle-size Cities.


Linköping
Friendship city since 1940, located in southeastern Sweden, about 150 km from Stockholm, population approximately 140 000.

Linköping

Isafjordur
Friendship city since 1948, located in western Iceland, population approximately 3000.

Isafjordur

Tönsberg
Friendship city since 1948, Norway's oldest city, located on the shore of the Oslo-fjord, population approximately 42 000.

Tönsberg

Hof
Friendship city since 1970. In the State of Bavaria, in southern Germany, population, approximately 46 000.

Hof

Vilna (Vilnius)
Friendship city since 1970, Capital of Lithuania, population approximately 524 000.

Vilna

Petroskoi (Petrozavodsk)
Cooperative agreement since 1994, Russian Federation, Capital of the Karelian Republic, located on the shore of Lake Onega, population approximately 270.000

Petroskoi

Cooperative agreements also exist with the towns of Sortavala and Suojärvi in the Karelian Republic.

Mecine Network
Joensuu is a member of the Mecine Network, which was established in 1994 and includes a number of middle-size European cities. Other members are: Evora (Portugal), Linköping (Sweden), Ravenna (Italy), Roskilde (Denmark), Speyer (Germany), Tönsberg (Norway), Delft (The Netherlands), Chartres (France).

Mecine Network