Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area

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Matamoros–Brownsville
Metropolitan area
Primary urban area of Matamoros–Brownsville
Primary urban area of Matamoros–Brownsville
Country United States United States
Mexico Mexico
State Texas Texas
Tamaulipas Tamaulipas
Principal cities Matamoros
Brownsville
 - Harlingen
 - Raymondville
Population (2010 est.)
 • Metro 1,136,995 (110th)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)

Matamoros–Brownsville,[1] also known as Brownsville–Matamoros,[2] or simply as the Borderplex,[3] is one of the six bi-national metropolitan areas along the Mexico–U.S border.[4] The city of Matamoros is situated on the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, on the southern bank of the Rio Grande, while the city of Brownsville is located in the American state of Texas, directly north across the bank of the Rio Grande. The Matamoros–Brownsville is connected by four international bridges.[5] In addition, this transnational conurbation area has a population of 1,136,995,[6] making it the 4th largest metropolitan area in the Mexico-US border.[7]

The area of Matamoros–Brownsville lies among the top ten fastest growing urban areas in the United States.[8] The Brownsville–Harlingen and the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville metropolitan areas are included in the official countdown of this transnational conurbation.

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Note: Principal cities are bolded.

Cities in Mexico[edit]

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Note: Within the municipality of Matamoros.[9]

  • Control
  • Estación Ramírez
  • Buena Vista
  • Las Rusias
  • Santa Adelaida
  • La Gloria
  • Sandoval
  • México Agrario
  • 20 de Noviembre
  • Ignacio Zaragoza
  • Unión

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Herzog, Lawrence A. "Cross-Border Planning and Cooperation". The U.S.-Mexican Border Environment. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Brownsville MSA and Matamoros". Brownsville Economic Development Counci. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "One river, one country". The Economist Newspaper. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "The U.S.-Mexican borderlands region: a binational spatial analysis". The Social Science Journal 38. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Border Wait Times". U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Matamoros-Brownsville". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 2012-05-13. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "World Gazetter: America - Largest Cities". Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. 
  8. ^ "State of the art facilities: McAllen". Aries Freight Systems. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "MUNICIPIO DE H. MATAMOROS". Gobierno de Tamaulipas. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Plan Municipal de Desarrollo Rural Sutentable". Gobierno Municipal de Matamoros. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Localidades en el Municipio de Matamoros". Pueblos America. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Matamoros, Tamaulipas | Estado fuerte para todos". Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas, México. Retrieved 28 November 2011.