Cerro del Topo Chico
|Cerro del Topo Chico|
The south face of the Cerro del Topo Chico.
|Elevation||1,000 m (3,300 ft)|
|Translation||Small Mole Hill (Spanish)|
|Location||Nuevo León, Mexico|
Cerro del Topo Chico (literal English: Small Mole Hill) is a mountain located in the western portion of the city of San Nicolás de los Garza and within the northern limits of the Monterrey metropolitan area (both cities are in the Mexican state of Nuevo León).
The gray areas depicted on the photos are limestone quarries from which raw material is extracted to manufacture cement. The mountain also gives its name to a popular mineral water brand bottled in Monterrey, Topo Chico.
Some other known mountains or elevations of the zone are: the Cerro de la Silla, Cerro de las Mitras, the Sierra Madre Oriental and Cerro de Chipinque -with its famous M-shaped figure-, Cerro del Obispado, Cerro de la Loma Larga and La Huasteca.
- "Conoce Monterrey: Monterrey, City of Mountains". Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico, Dirección de Turismo, Municipio de Monterrey. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- Geografía (Spanish)