Twin Towns

Aalst, Belgium

Kumanovo, Macedonia

The first information about the town was found in Turkish records from 1519 in which Kumanovo was described as a settlement of 52 families and 300 inhabitants. In 1660 the Ottoman traveler Evlia Chelebi wrote:

Mittweida, Germany

The 13th degree of longitude and the 51st degree of latitude cross in Mittweida. The town is situated in the Free State of Saxony, between 214 and 342 m above sea-level in the valley of the Zschopau River. Mittweida is a verdant city with a population of about 17 300 people.

Mogilyov, Belarus

The name of the town is referred to an old legend according to which in the dense thickets of the forest there lived a well-built young man named Masheka, whose beloved was taken away from him by the land ruler of that time. After a long period of suffering the young fellow was murdered by his beloved and his fellow villagers buried him on the bank of The Dnieper River. In memory of this tragic story a Belorussian poet wrote a poem called ‘Lion’s grave’.

Mitishti, Russia

Nowy Sacz, Poland

Nowy Sacz, also called the ‘Polish Toscana’ is now 710 years old with nearly 25 generations left behind. It is situated in the heart of the Beskid Sadecki Mountains and along the banks of the Dunajec, Poprad and Kamienica Rivers. The town is a native place of lots of scientists, actors, sportsmen, diplomats and politicians of national importance.

Panevezys, Lithuania

Panevezys is the greenest city in Lithuania, located between two Baltic capital cities- Vilnius and Riga, along the two banks of the Nevezis River.

Prešov, Slovakia

Prešov - the capital of the biggest region in Slovakia, is the third largest city in the country with 92 786 residents. It is situated along the two banks of the Torysa River. The first written source about the history of the city is the correspondence of the Hungarian King Bela IV dating back from 1247. King Andrew III declared the municipal status of Prešov in 1299. As a result, the city turned into one of the most important centres in the Hungarian Empire and in 1996 it was already a regional centre. Nowadays, Prešov is famous for its university, its long-lived cultural traditions in the field of theatricals, brass band music and graphic arts.

Sisak, Croatia

Thun, Switzerland