The US city of Sarasota established sister-city relations with Xiamen’s Siming district on October 9, 2007.
In recent years, the city has attached great importance to the development of research collaboration between universities and industries.
Since its establishment as a sister city with Xiamen, the two cities have engaged in frequent economic, cultural, educational and sporting exchanges to promote mutual cooperation and friendship.
The city’s main industries include dairy product and food production, chemical fiber, motor chassis, pharmacy and electronics.
It is situated at the left bank of the Grand River at an altitude of 1,567 metersThe city is ranked top ten in Latin America in terms of regional gross domestic product.
With a population of 415,000 and an area of 157 square kilometers, Kaunas ranks as the second largest city in Lithuania.
Sunshine Coast is, as its name might suggest, is a coastal city by the Pacific Ocean in Southeast Queensland that enjoys year-long sunshine.