Sister cities of Phoenix, Arizona

Michael in Phoenix, ArizonaThis week I am working in Phoenix, Arizona. While walking between my company’s downtown office and my hotel, I came across a park near the Phoenix Public Library where several flags are flying. Always curious about flags, I investigated. It turns out that they are the flags of the countries where Phoenix has a sister city.

Here are the flags (and the sister cities), from left to right:

City of Phoenix logo

  • the Arizona flag
  • Italy (Catania)
  • Israel (Ramat Gan)
  • Taiwan (Taipei)
  • Czech Republic (Prague)
  • Japan (Himeji)
  • Mexico (Hermosillo)
  • France (Grenoble)
  • Ireland (Ennis)
  • China (Chengdu)
  • Canada (Calgary)
  • the United States of America flag

My compatriots who live in Calgary could do worse than to visit their sister city of Phoenix now. Today was a typically sunny day, with the temperatures reaching the low 20s Celsius. The locals think that’s cold, but I’m enjoying my taste of winter in the Sonoran Desert.