In 2002, the Department of International Relations of the Kharkiv City Council made a presentation to the Council of Europe for awarding the city of Kharkov, and as a result, in April 2003, the European Diploma for the city of Kharkov, the only city in Ukraine, was awarded to outstanding contribution to the dissemination of the idea of European unity and the restructuring of the European community.
Belgorod, Russian Federation
Brno, Czech Republic
Warsaw, Republic of Poland
Canouas, Republic of Lithuania
Moscow, Russian Federation
Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Rishon Lezion, Israel
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Tianjin, People's Republic of China
Cetinje, Republic of Montenegro
Gaziantep, Turkish Republic
Tejong, Republic of Korea
Ankara, Turkish Republic
Częstochowa, Republic of Poland
Polis Hrisokhus, Republic of Cyprus
Eroscope, Republic of Cyprus
- Porto, Portugal
Territory: 41.66 km2
Population: 221,800 people
Porto is the second largest city (after Lisbon) in Portugal, the center of the same district and the municipality. It is the center of a large urban agglomeration of Greater Porto. The city and municipality are part of the economic and statistical region of the Northern region and the Greater Porto subregion. Under the old administrative division, it was part of the Douro-Litoral province. In Portugal there are 10 universities, two of the oldest ones are in Porto. University of Porto (Port of Universidade do Porto) – the largest university in Portugal (about 29 thousand students).
- Belgorod, Russian Federation
Territory: 153.1 square meters. km
Population: 348.2 thousand people (2006)
Belgorod is one of the most beautiful cities in the south of Russia. Repeatedly, the city occupied a place of honor for purity and improvement among cities of Russia with a population of 100 to 500 thousand men. The city’s population every year is significantly increasing at the expense of arrived from the north. Extraction and export of copper is one of the priority directions in the economy of Belgorod. Chalk mined in the Belgorod region has no analogues all over the world. In addition, on the territory of the Belgorod region iron ore is extracted, and huge deposits are occupied by neighboring regions – the so-called “Kursk magnetic anomaly”.02
- Bologna, Italy
Territory: 140.9 square meters. km
Population: more than 380 thousand people
Religion: Catholics (over 84%), Protestants, Muslims, Jews
The city is located in the fertile valley at the foot of the Northern Apennines at the crossroads of important roads, the main city of the same province and the administrative center of the Emilia-Romagna region. Bologna is Italy’s largest administrative, economic, cultural and scientific center. The city has a well-developed industry. There are many enterprises for the processing of agricultural raw materials and food products, mills, sugar, distilleries, oil mills, canning factories, cheese factories, enterprises for the production of various pasta products, jute factories, etc. In Bologna there is a permanent Bologna fair, where products of Italian and foreign firms are exhibited..03
- Brno, Czech Republic
Territory: 230 square meters. km
Population: 369.5 thousand Chol. (2003)
The city is located in the South Bohemia, near the confluence of the rivers Svitavy and Svartka on the border of the south – Moravian Plain and the Czech – Moravian Highlands. Brno is one of the main economic centers of the Czech Republic. The most important industry is heavy engineering. Developed chemical and printing industry, production of machine tools, turbines, agricultural machines and electrical products, precision instruments. The textile, food and cement industry work; woodworking and furniture production. Brno is the venue for international industrial fairs (the first one took place in 1926, the area of the exhibition area was more than 500 thousand square meters); there is also an international fair: tourism finance, etc..04
- Varna, Bulgaria
Territory: 3825 sq. M. km
Population: 342 thousand people
Language: Bulgarian, Turkish
Religion: Orthodox – 85%, Muslims – 13%, Protestants, Catholics, Jews
The cities of Varna it is located on the bank of the Black Sea, it is deep in the valley Varna. Thanks to the geographical location Varna became the real bridge between Europe and Asia. Through Varna there pass about 35% of import and 50% of export of Bulgaria. Today Varna is the third largest city of Bulgaria, after Sofia and Plovdiv. It is also considered the sea capital of Bulgaria and is the large administrative, industrial, cultural and tourist center of Bulgaria. Well debugged system of public transport in resort areas and suburbs, the international airport, railway and sea stations, wide retail network, gas station promote big influx of tourists from around the world. In the Varna region the leading branches of the Bulgarian economy are concentrated: mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, chemical industry, marine and air transport, food and light industry.05
- Warsaw, Republic of Poland
Territory: 517 sq.km
Population: 1709.7 thousand people (2009)
Warsaw is located on the banks of the Vistula, on Mazovia Lowland, 100 meters below sea level. Since 1989, Warsaw is the capital of the modern Republic of Poland. After World War II, the city was carefully restored and as an exemplary example of scientific restoration listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city administration pays great attention to international cooperation.06
- Genoa, Italy
Territory: 243 sq.km
Population: 600 thousand people.
Official language: Italian.
Genoa (Genoa, Italy) is a port city in the north of Italy, the capital of the province of Genoa and the historical region of Liguria. Located on the shores of the Genoa Bay in the Ligurian Sea (part of the Mediterranean Sea), 120 km south of Milan. From the north to the city come close to the Apennines. The western part of the city, about 10 km from the center, is the Christopher Columbus International Airport. From Genoa there are five main railroads – Genoa – Ventimiglia, Spetsia – Pisa – Rome, Ovada, Milan and Turin. Most of the highways were built in the 30’s of the XX century, but they were rebuilt and refurbished many times..07
- Daugavpils, Latvia
Territory: 72.48 square meters. km
Population: 109 421 (01.01.2005)
Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia after the capital of Riga. Center of the eastern edge of Latvia – Latgale. The city is located on the river Daugava (Western Dvina), next to the borders of Lithuania (25 km) and Belarus (33 km). The city has a diversified industrial and industrial spectrum, a wide network of social infrastructure and trade / Daugavpils is an important transport hub between Russia (to the border of 120 km) and the European Union. The partnership inter-municipal relations of Kharkiv and Daugavpils were launched in February 2006, when the official delegation of the city of Kharkiv, at the invitation of the head of the Daugavpils City Duma, visited Latvia and signed the Protocol of Intentions on Cooperation between the Two Cities.08
- Canouas, Republic of Lithuania
Population: 414 200 people. Lithuanians – 88%, others – Russians, Poles, Jews, Latvians
The area of the city: is 157 square meters. km
Located in a strategically important place in the heart of Lithuania, in the valley of the two largest rivers Nemunas and Neris, 103 km from Vilnius (capital) and 209 km from Klaipeda (seaport). The height above sea level is 24-90 m. The basis of industry is machine building, radio engineering, electronics and metalworking. The European Union has recognized that Lithuania is the first transport center in the region adjacent to the EU and Eastern Europe.09
- Kutaisi, Georgia
Area: 70,0 sq. M. km
Population: 185 thousand 965 people (2002)
The city is located in Western Georgia (Imerettia) on both sides of the Rioni River at an altitude of 125,300 meters above sea level. One of the central cities of the caravan route, linked Asia with Europe. The location of Kutaisi makes it a connecting center between the various regions of Western Georgia. The ports of Poti and Batumi are located 100-150 km from Kutaisi, as well as the resort areas of Tskhaltubo, Kobuleti, Abastumani and others. The industrial potential of the city consists of automobile, electromechanical, tractor plants, factory of rubber – technical products, silk production association and furniture factory, cotton weaving and wool factories, small and medium – sized food enterprises.10
- Lille, France
Population: 170 thousand Man (with communes – 1,5 million)
Language: French, Flemish
Territory of the city: 879 square meters. km
Religion: Catholics – 76%, Muslims – 5%, Protestants – 2%, Jews – 1%
The city of Lille is the capital of Flanders, the largest city in the region of Pas-de-Calais, the heart of one of the largest French agglomerations, unites 125 communes (settlements). Lille ranks first in textile manufacturing in France, the second in number of literary editions, the third in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and medicine, and the fourth in the production of food. Lille is the third largest financial center in France and ranked second in the insurance business: 2560 establishments offering consulting and insurance services.11
- Maribor, Slovenia
Population: 110,668 people (2002)
Territory: area – 147,5 sq.km.
Maribor is the city the resort in the east of Slovenia, the second largest and second major center of the country. The city is the center of the historic area the lower Styria. Is in 16 kilometers from border with Austria. The Gothic cathedral of the 12th century, the building of the municipality constructed in style of Renaissance and the Maribor castle of the 15th century is the main tourist attractions of Maribor. In the city there is the Maribor university, is founded in 1961. The vineyards, oldest in Europe, are here too located old is grated, the numbering more than 400 years. The museum of local lore is located in the historical building of the former Maribor synagogue of the 15th century. In the winter popular skiing on the Mount Pokhorye where the international tracks to slalom and giant slalom are created.
- Moscow, Russian Federation
Population: 8 million 550 thousand people
Territory of the city: 1080.8 square meters. km
Religion: Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism
The city is located in the central part of the East European Plain, in the midst of the Oka and the Volga, the center of the Moscow region. The basis of Moscow’s economy is the rich scientific and technical and production potential of the city. There are a lot of large enterprises of various industries in the territory of the city: ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, mechanical engineering and metal processing (including automobile and aircraft factories), construction materials, light industry, food industry, defense industry.13
- Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Territory: 506.67 sq. Km (50 thousand 667 hectares).
Population: 1 million 473 thousand 730
Novosibirsk is the third largest population and the 13th largest city in Russia, with the status of a city district, the administrative center of the Novosibirsk region and the Siberian Federal District, the scientific, cultural, industrial, transport, trade and business center of Siberia. Novosibirsk is a major industrial center. The basis of the industrial complex are 214 large and medium-sized industrial enterprises. Their share accounts for more than 2/3 of the total industrial output of the Novosibirsk region. The average annual number of employees of organizations is 421.2 thousand people.14
- Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Population: 1 million 362 thousand.
Population density: per 1 hectare – 33.1 people.
The territory of the city: is 41.1 thousand hectares
Religion: Orthodoxy. There are 30 Christian churches in the city (5 of them are cathedrals), a mosque and a synagogue.
It is located on the 56th parallel of the northern latitude and at 44 degrees east longitude in the Central European part of Russia at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers. The city has favorable geographical conditions for economic and social development. By population and industrial potential, Nizhny Novgorod is among the first five cities in, is the center of the Nizhny Novgorod region and the recognized capital of the Volga-Vyatka economic region. Industry occupies a significant place in the city’s structure.15
- Nuremberg, Germany
Population: 492 425 people.
Territory of the city: 185.8 square meters. km
Religion: Protestants (Evangelical Lutherans) – 39.6%, Catholics – 33.3%, representatives of other religions – 27%
The large administrative, industrial, trade and financial and cultural center of the Federal Republic of Germany which is located in a central northern part of Bavaria carrying the name Franconia and is the largest city of Central Franconia. Cooperation is carried out in the field of local government and city services, in the field of economy, education, professional development, exchange of probationers, in the field of culture and sport, work with youth, public organizations, mass media.
Сайт города: www.nuernberg.de16
- Poznan, Poland
Territory of the city: 261,3 sq.km.
Religion: Catholics – 95%, Orthodox, Lutherans
Poznan is the fifth largest city in Poland after Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow and Wroclaw, located in the central-western part of Poland on the river Warta. Founded in the IX century. This is the capital of the most economically developed Wielkopolska region, occupies an area of 50 thousand square meters. km, which is home to about 5.5 million people. Poznan is an important industrial center. The electromechanical, chemical and food industries are the dominant ones. The largest enterprise is the machine-building plant named after them. Celhese Poznan is the second center of banking and business in Poland after Warsaw.17
- Rishon Lezion, Israel
Population: 228.9 thousand people
Language: Hebrew, Russian
Religion: Judaism, Orthodoxy, Islam
The city is located in the central part of the country in the coastal part of the Mediterranean Sea, 12 kilometers from Tel Aviv. The city is one of the main centers of business and commercial life in the country. There are several industrial zones in the city. Most enterprises operate in the service and trade, many enterprises are engaged in the development of software, electronic technology, management and marketing. The Center for Private Initiative Development has great support for business development. The city has one of the highest levels of employment in the country.18
- St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Population: 4 million 839 thousand people
Territory of the city: 1.35 thousand square kilometers.
Religion: Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism
The city is located in the western part of the Prinevskaya lowland, with the confluence of the river Neva in the Gulf of the Baltic Sea and the 42 islands of the branched Nevsky delta, has 20 artificial channels. St. Petersburg is located in the center of the intersection of sea, river routes and land routes. He is the European gate of Russia, its strategic center, the most close to the countries of the European Union.19
- Tbilisi, Georgia
Area: 726,0 sq.km.
Population: 1.45 million people. (2011)
Tbilisi is located in the Tbilisi hollow, extending a narrow strip of almost 30 km in the valley of the Kura River and on the adjoining three sides of the slopes of the mountains. The height above sea level is 380-770 m. From east, south and partly from the west, Tbilisi borders the Gardaban district, from the north and the rest of the west – with the Mtskheti district.20
- Trnava, Slovakia
The area of the city is 71.5 square meters. km
The population is about 70 thousand men.
Trnava is a town in western Slovakia, located on the river Trnava near the southern slopes of the small Carpathians. Trnava is the residence of an archbishop, and therefore it is often called the Slovak Roman. Trnava – the center of the same name Trnava krai. Today Trnava belongs to the most important and living regions of Slovakia. Traditional industries include food processing, machinery and chemicals, agriculture, research and development in the field of nuclear energy. Further progress in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and chemical industry was achieved thanks to foreign investors – SONY Slovakia, US company Slovakia, APD – Peugeot Citroen and Korean company Samsung Slovakia.21
- Tianjin, People's Republic of China
Population: 10.2 million people
Territory of the city: 11 thousand square meters. km
Religion: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism
The city is located on the North China Plain, about 50 km from the coast of the Boychavan Bay of the Yellow Sea. Tianjin is called the “sea gate” of Beijing. It arose in the XIII century. on the site of the fishing village of ZhiGo. The name of Tianjin was received in 1405 by Tianjin, an important trading and distribution center: more than a quarter of foreign trade operations are carried out here. Especially developed textile industry: mostly cotton and paper fabrics, blankets. Other industries – food, tobacco, rubber, leather, paper, match.22
- Cetinje, Republic of Montenegro
Territory: 910 sq. Km (6.6% of the total area of Montenegro)
Population: about 18 thousand men.
Cetinje is the historical capital of Montenegro, according to the Constitution, the seat of the President of Montenegro and the Metropolitan of Montenegro and Primorye of the Serbian Orthodox Church. For five centuries, Cetinje is the cultural and educational center of Montenegro. Here is the Central National Library of Juraj Chernoevich, the State Archives of Montenegro, the Republican Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage.23
- Jinan, PRC
Territory: the total administrative area of the Jinan region is 8,117 thousand. km, including – 3258 sq. km in urban areas.
Population: 5.9 million people.
Religion: Taoism, Buddhism, Islam
Jinan is the capital prov_ts іі Shandong in People’s Republic of China. tszinan received the name “City of Sources” thanks to 72 thermal sources in the neighborhood of the city. In the city about 2000 enterprises. The leading industries of the city is textile, chemical, food, easy, metallurgical, the mechanical engineering and automotive industry. In Jinan make some famous brands of industrial output: washing machines, color TVs, electronic scales, knitted products, cigarettes. Today the priority is given by development of exact instrument making, automotive industry (production of heavy trucks, dump trucks, special vehicles, motorcycles, etc.), electronic engineers (high-quality household electrical accessories of new generation, digital equipment, etc.) and chemistry (production of biochemical medicines, tonkovolokonny chemistry).24
- Tsinitsinti, USA
Population: about 370 thousand men (with suburbs – 1.6 million men)
The territory of the city: about 220 square meters. km
Religion: Protestants – 66%, Catholics – 25%, Baptists – 19,4%, Methodists – 8%, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, followers of the Episcopal Church, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists
The major industrial, commercial, financial and cultural center of the country – located in the middle west of the United States in Ohio, on the banks of the Ohio River. Today’s Cincinnati is a beautiful modern city, a center for machine building, machine tools, rockets, aircraft engines, household appliances, cars; has a well-developed Metalworking, Paper, Pharmaceutical, Perfumery, Chemical, Food and Printing industries. Cincinnati is famous for its stable and diverse economy. The city has state-owned enterprises, such as General Electric and Procter & Gamble. The city is the center of wholesale and retail trade, medical care, insurance and financial companies.25
- Gaziantep, Turkish Republic
Territory: 7642 sq. M. km
Population: +1341 thousand Chol. (2010)
Gaziantep (tour Gaziantep) – a city in southern Turkey, the administrative center of Ila (area) Gaziantep.Gorod is the sixth largest city in Turkey and the largest in the region of Southeast Anatolia. Gaziantep is located at an altitude of 250-1250 m above sea level. The climate is subtropical. Summer is dry and hot. Winter is warm and rainy. July and August are the most droughty months. December is the rainy season.26
- Tejong, Republic of Korea
Territory: 539.84 square meters. km
Population: 1 million 502.5 thousand Chol. (2011)
Tejong is the capital of the Chongcheon Namdo province, which is located in the heart of South Korea, surrounded by several mountains. The city is located 167 km from Seoul, 294 km from Busan and 169 km from Gwangju. Nearby is Kearonsan National Park.27
- Ankara, Turkish Republic
Territory: 1,417 sq. M. km
Population: 5 million people
Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is located at the crossroads of lively trade routes linking Europe and Asia, the second most important and potential economic center of Turkey (after Istanbul). Its development is determined by the favorable situation on the transport routes, the presence of a significant number of civil servants and students, industrial facilities, banks and trading companies.28
- Tirana, Albania
Territory: 41.8 square meters. km
Population: 610 050 people.
Tirana is the capital and largest city in Albania, the main political, economic and cultural center of the country. The city forms an independent administrative unit, and is also the administrative center of the region and the district of Tirana. Founded in 1614, it became the capital of the country in 1920.
- Debrecen, Hungary
Territory: 461.66 square meters. km
Population: 203 059 people. (2016).
Official language: Hungarian.
Debrecen is a city in eastern Hungary, the second largest city in the country after Budapest.
The agreement on cooperation between the Kharkiv City Council and the City of Oblast City of Debrecen (Hungary) was signed on November 25, 2016
- Częstochowa, Republic of Poland
Population: 228 179 people. (2016).
Area: 159.71 sq.km.
Confessional composition: Christians, Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants.
Częstochowa is a city in the south of Poland in the Silesian Voivodeship, on the river Warta. The city is first of all famous for the miraculous Częstochowa icon of the Mother of God, which has been preserved since 1382 in the Yasnogorsk Monastery. The defense of the Yasnogorsk monastery during the Polish-Swedish war of the XVII century is described in the novel by Henrik Senkevich “The Flood”. Throughout the city, from the Old City to the Yasnaya Gora, from the east to the west, the main street goes: a direct boulevard called the Avenue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Официальный сайт: www.czestochowa.pl31
- Polis Hrisokhus, Republic of Cyprus
Country: Republic of Cyprus
Population: 15,000 people
Polis Hrisokhus (Greek Πόλις Χρυσοχούς) is a small city in the northwestern part of the island of Cyprus, washed by the Khrisoku Bay. Located near the reserve on the Akamas Peninsula, where is the Aphrodite’s bath. Tourist resort, residents’ incomes are complemented by profits from farming and fishing. The Police serves as a port for fishermen from the village of Latky. Known for fish fairs and competitions in yachtsport.32
- Eroscope, Republic of Cyprus
Country: Republic of Cyprus
Population: 7,500 people
Erospipe (Greek Γεροσκήπου) is the second largest city in the Paphos district of the Republic of Cyprus. Popular tourist center. History: Eroscope is mentioned in the writings of Strabo. The name Eroscope comes from the ancient Greek “éερός κήπος” – the “sacred garden” – and is due to the fact that in ancient times there were holy gardens of the goddess Aphrodite. In IX century the Byzantine Church of Saint Paraskeva (Agia Paraskevi) was built in Eroskipu.
The international cooperation
In 2002, the Department of International Relations of the Kharkiv City Council made a presentation to the Council of Europe for awarding the city of Kharkov, and as a result, in April 2003, the European Diploma for the city of Kharkov, the only city in Ukraine, was awarded to the city of Kharkov outstanding contribution to the dissemination of the idea of European unity and the restructuring of the European community.
Consulates of Kharkov
Information and business center of St. Petersburg in Kharkov
st. Military, 33
Cultural and educational center “House of Nuremberg”
st. Chernyshevskaya, 15
AEORK “Joint” (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee)
st. Tobolskaya, 46
Vietnamese Trade Promotion Center
st. Kirghiz 19b
st. Space 21
Israeli Cultural Center in Kharkov
st. Sumy 72
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Kharkiv
st. Vesnina 5a
EU Advisory Mission in Kharkiv
Vladimirsky descent, 4c
Honorary Consulate of the Slovak Republic in Kharkov
st. Chernyshevskaya, 26
Honorary Consulate of Georgia in Kharkov
Gagarin ave., 98
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Armenia in Kharkiv and Sumy regions
Ave. Independence, 1, 2nd entrance, of. 18.
Honorary Consulate of the French Republic in Kharkov
st. Sumy, 106a
Honorary Consulate of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Kharkov
st. Chaykovskaya, 27
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in Kharkov
st. Academician Pavlova, 323
Honorary Consulate in the Republic of Albania in Kharkov
st. Academica Proskura, 1
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Kharkov
st. Yaroslav the Wise, 7
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Turkey in Kharkov
st. Pushkinskaya 57
Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kharkov
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Austria in Kharkov
st. Dmitrievskaya, 31/35
Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Kharkov
square Freedom, 8, 2nd floor
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia in Kharkov
square Freedom, 8, 2nd floor
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkov
Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kharkov
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