Numbers by country

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions seeks to keep track of the number of twinnings involving European towns and local authorities. There are over 40,000 twinnings listed, adding up the figures for each country. However, since for each link there is at least one partner in another country, the total number of twinning links is estimated to be over 20,000.

We have included a map of Europe showing the distribution of twinnings across the different countries, as well as a table showing how many twinnings exist between each listed country, click here. Please note that information is lacking for a small number of countries.