García, Nuevo León

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García
Coat of arms of García
Coat of arms
Motto: In Unitate Superatio
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Coordinates: 25°49′N 100°35′W / 25.817°N 100.583°W / 25.817; -100.583Coordinates: 25°49′N 100°35′W / 25.817°N 100.583°W / 25.817; -100.583
Country Mexico
State Nuevo León
Founded 1583
Government
 • Mayor Jaime Rodríguez (PRI Party (Mexico).svg PRI)
Area
 • City 853.20 km2 (329.42 sq mi)
Elevation 697 m (2,287 ft)
Population (2010)
 • City 145,867
 • Metro 4,150,000
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Website http://www.garcianl.gob.mx
Jardín de la Plaza principal año 2006.jpg

García is a municipality located to the northwest of the Monterrey metropolitan area in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. García had, according to the 2005 census, a population of 145,867 persons.[1] It borders the municipalities of Mina, Escobedo and Hidalgo to the north; to the south and east with Santa Catarina; and to the west with the state of Coahuila.

Origin of the name[edit]

The municipality was named in honor of a Nuevo León native Joaquín García, who was born in the city and who served two terms as governor of the state of Nuevo León. Before the name change, the municipality was called Hacienda de San Juan el Bautista de Pesquería Grande.[2]

Economy[edit]

Aviacsa[3] and Nemak have their headquarters in the city. Johnson Controls, the largest American auto battery company, has its lead acid battery recycling plant located in Garcia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Link to tables of population data from Census of 2010 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  2. ^ "García, Nuevo León", Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
  3. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 16–22, 2004. 93.

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