Our Sister Cities

Chattanooga Sister Cities now enjoys eight sister partnerships:


Tono, Japan

Tono (遠野, Tōno) is a rural town in the hills of central Iwate Prefecture. The area is notable for its rustic landscapes and traditional farming culture. But Tono is best known as a repository of Japanese folklore due to its legends of spirits, animals and supernatural creatures. This rich oral tradition was passed down through generations of storytellers and eventually collected into a book by the pioneering folklorist Yanagita Kunio.


Hamm, Germany

Located in the Nord-Rein Westphalen province of Germany, Hamm is Chattanooga's first Sister City - a partnership that was forged in 1977 through a common bond of enterprise. Dupont Chemical had large facilities in both Hamm and Chattanooga that made the partnership a natural fit. Although those factories have long been closed Chattanooga and Hamm have only strengthened their relationship through cultural and student exchanges. 


Wolfsburg, Germany

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