Río Bravo, Tamaulipas

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Location of Rio Bravo within Tamaulipas

Río Bravo, formally Ciudad Río Bravo, is a city in the northern part of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It is the municipal seat of Río Bravo Municipality. The city lies east of Reynosa and just south of the Río Bravo del Norte (Rio Grande), and was also named after it. Across the Donna – Río Bravo International Bridge on the Mexico–United States border lies Scissors, and Donna, Texas on FM 493. The municipality stretches southward into less densely populated territory and is slowly becoming a large and popular industrial center conveniently located right next to the booming "Maquiladora" centers in Reynosa and Matamoros. At the census of 2010, the city reported a population of 95,647, the eighth largest city in the state, following Reynosa, Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, Ciudad Victoria, Tampico, Madero, and Miramar. The corresponding municipality had a population of 118,259, and an areal extent of 1,562.94 km2 (603.45 sq mi). The next largest community is Nuevo Progreso, in the northeastern part of the municipality, on the Río Grande.


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Coordinates: 25°58′54″N 98°05′25″W / 25.98167°N 98.09028°W / 25.98167; -98.09028