|Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas|
Top Left: Downtown, Miramar Beach Breakwater, Francisco I. Madero Refinery, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Church, Tamaulipas Stadium.
|Foundation||May 1, 1924|
|Founded by||Doña Cecilia Villarreal|
José Andrés Zorrilla Moreno |
|• Total||46.6 km2 (18.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Ciudad Madero is a coastal city, located in southeast Tamaulipas in the Gulf of Mexico, It is the seventh most populous city in the state, with a census-estimated 2015 population of 209,175 within an area of 18.0 square miles (46.6 km2) the city is the third-largest in the Tampico metropolitan area, It is also an important center of oil refining in Mexico.
Ciudad Madero has a beach named "Playa Miramar", which, in recent years, has been expanding its services with new hotels and restaurants. Near the beach there is a lighthouse, named "Faro de Ciudad Madero" - although this has been replaced by a red beacon light atop a small tower, to guide approaching ships in to the channel of the Río Pánuco. However, in October 2006, the Ciudad Madero Planning Commission signaled its intention to build a new lighthouse because of the cultural and tourist values it would provide.
- Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
- Tamaulipas Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
- Ayuntamiento de Ciudad Madero Official website
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