The Sister Cities program was developed to foster international understanding and good will. Cultural, commercial, and intellectual exchange is encouraged. Delegations from each city visit so that participants come to understand the unique characteristics of the other.
Teshio is located 45N 142E in Northern Japan on the
Western coast of Hokkaido. It's population is approximately 5,000. Teshio
is known as the "Dairy Kingdom" of Hokkaido due to a large
modern dairy industry. Ocean resources are also important because of
it's location on the sea. Geographically, Teshio has two distinct areas:
one made up of flat plains, the other a mountainous area.
Yelizovo is a Russian Sister City of Homer. It is located at 53N 159E on the Kamchatka Peninsula near the city of Petropavlovsk. It's population is approximately 35,000.
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