La-Rochelle, France

La-Rochelle, France. Treaty on Friendly Relations with Petrozavodsk was signed in 1973. The historical city on western coast of France was well-known as the centre of Protestantism in 16th-17th centuries. Now the city is the administrative centre of the Department of Charente Maritime. Population: 80000 people. It is the big seaport, the centre of fish industry and trade.