Located in the southern end of Italy, Palermo¡ªthe capital city of Sicily, covers an area of 4992 square kilometers.
The pillar industries in Palermo include tourism, metallurgy, construction, shipbuilding and textiles, of which, tourism, agriculture, and food processing industry are well developed. Besides, the traditional handicraft industry and leather processing are quite famous in Italy. All of these are highly complementary to Chengdu¡®s industry as well as tourism. On December 3, 1999, the Mayor of Palermo and his delegation paid a visit to Chengdu and signed an agreement on the establishment of sister relationship between Chengdu and Palermo with Mr. Wang Rongxuan, Mayor of Chengdu, making Palermo the eighth international sister-city of Chengdu.