International Links - Ramallah

Ramallah, Palestine - Twinned 2019

Ramallah in the West Bank, Palestine, is located 16 kilometres north of Jerusalem, it's a base for commerce, culture, heritage and international relations.

Ramallah is a bustling and cosmopolitan city with a wealth of culture and heritage. The Ramallah Municipality includes four United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) refugee camps.

Ramallah and Oxford have similarities in terms of population size, universities, schools, hospitals and many civil society groups as well as commerce, trade unions, cultural ventures and a historic market.

Oxford and Ramallah signed a formal Twinning Agreement in 2019. This signing recognised a 17-year friendship link between the two cities which has been developed by the Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association.  Oxford Ramallah Twinning co-ordinates events and activities between the two cities which, have included: youth exchanges, dance, educational visits, theatre, trade union and environmental links.

For more information, please contact: Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association.

A film made by Ramallah Municipality of the Lord Mayor of Oxford’s visit to twin city Ramallah, Palestine in February 2022

Ramallah City Hall