City-to-City pairings

City-to-city pairings

Through the IUC programme, cities and regions across Europe have entered into partnerships on sustainable development with counterparts from around the globe. For a full list of city pairings so far, see the table below:

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Country
EU City
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Paired city
Country

Prague

Longyan

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Population

1 294 513

Area

496 km2

Mayor

Zdeněk Hřib


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Population

2 559 545

Area

19 069 km2

Mayor

Liu Cigui


Topics

Inclusive and sustainable economic growthSafe, inclusive urban developmentSmart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness

Sustainable Development Goals


Description

Prague’s goals are to update mobility and public transportation. An innovative city that hosts the Academy of Science as well as 8 public universities and 26 private universities. It is home to the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency – Galileo.

Longyans’ forest coverage reaches 77.9%, which is unusually high. Part of the China Biosphere Reserve Network called the Meihuashan National Nature Reserve is located in Longyan.

Longyan serves as a strategic center for the distribution of goods to Xiame, Quanzhou and Zhangzhou. It also acts as a gateway for trade with Guangdong and Jiangxi province. It is the main connection between the inland and coastal area. Longyan is rich in natural resources such as important mineral deposits and forest zones. The Septwolves tobacco business is an important contributor to the local economy, as is the Zijin Mining group. The largest construction equipment maker Lonking Holdings is based in the city.

Implementation

Prague has 880.000 motor vehicles (13% of vehicles in Czech Republic, and underground railway of 3 lines (65 km) and a tram network of 31 lines (143 km). The bus network includes 248 lines (810 km).