Ciudad Madero

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Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas
City
Ciudad Madero
Top Left:  Downtown, Miramar Beach Breakwater, Francisco I. Madero Refinery, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Church, Tamaulipas Stadium.
Top Left: Downtown, Miramar Beach Breakwater, Francisco I. Madero Refinery, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Church, Tamaulipas Stadium.
Coat of arms of Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas
Coat of arms
Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas is located in Mexico
Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas
Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas
Coordinates: 22°15′N 97°50′W / 22.250°N 97.833°W / 22.250; -97.833Coordinates: 22°15′N 97°50′W / 22.250°N 97.833°W / 22.250; -97.833
Country  Mexico
State  Tamaulipas
Municipality Ciudad Madero
Foundation May 1, 1924
Founded by Doña Cecilia Villarreal
Government
 • Mayor José Andrés Zorrilla Moreno
PAN logo (Mexico).svg PAN
Area
 • Total 46.6 km2 (18.0 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 209,175
 • Demonym Maderense
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 Near the beach there is a lighthouse, named "Faro de Ciudad Madero" - although this has been replaced by a red beacon light atop a small tower, to guide approaching ships in to the channel of the Río Pánuco.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.

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