Colombia, Nuevo León
|Colombia, Nuevo León|
|Motto(s): Produccion y Progreso|
|• Presidente Municipal||Desiderio Urteaga Ortegon 2003-2009|
|Elevation||150 m (490 ft)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CST)|
Nearest Airports: Quetzalcoatl International Airport |
Laredo International Airport
Colombia, Nuevo León is a planned community founded in 1992 by the Mexican state of Nuevo León in the Anáhuac Municipality. It lies on the southern banks of the Río Grande, across from the United States city of Laredo, Texas. According to the INEGI Census, in 2010 Colombia had a population of 514.
It was founded in the Nuevo León / Texas border in order to compete with the bordering Mexican states of Coahuila and Tamaulipas in the Import / Export market. One year after its founding the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge, (the 4th most important border crossing in the USA / Mexico border) was opened. Colombia was named in honor of Christopher Columbus, since it was founded 500 years after he first came into contact with the Americas.
- A Railroad International Bridge is currently waiting presidential approval from USA.
- A second International Road Bridge is planned
- An International Cargo Airport is in the planning stages
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