Sapporo (Japan)
Source: Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Goverment of Shenyang Municipality 2020-02-11

Sapporo is located in the west part of Ishikari Plain,the fifth biggest city of Japan,with a population of about 1.8 million and area of 1118 square kilometers.It's also one of the 12 cities designated by government ordinance.The name Sapporo is derived from the Ainu (indigenous people of Japan) words which means 'wide and dry area'.Shenyang established sister city relationship with Sapporo on November 18,1980.Sapporo is the first sister city of Shenyang.