Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area
Primary urban area of Matamoros–Brownsville
|Countries|| United States
|Population (2010 est.)|
|• Metro||1,136,995 (110th)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
Matamoros–Brownsville, also known as Brownsville–Matamoros, or simply as the Borderplex, is one of the six bi-national metropolitan areas along the Mexico–U.S border. The city of Matamoros is situated on the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, on the southern bank of the Rio Grande, while the city of Brownsville is located in the American state of Texas, directly north across the bank of the Rio Grande. The Matamoros–Brownsville is connected by four international bridges. In addition, this transnational conurbation area has a population of 1,136,995, making it the 4th largest metropolitan area in the Mexico-US border.
The area of Matamoros–Brownsville lies among the top ten fastest growing urban areas in the United States. The Brownsville–Harlingen and the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville metropolitan areas are included in the official countdown of this transnational conurbation.
Note: Principal cities are bolded.
Cities in Mexico
- Estación Ramírez
- Buena Vista
- Las Rusias
- Santa Adelaida
- La Gloria
- México Agrario
- 20 de Noviembre
- Ignacio Zaragoza
Cities in the U.S.
- La Feria
- Los Fresnos
- Palm Valley
- Port Isabel
- Rio Hondo
- San Benito
- San Perlita
- Indian Lake
- Laguna Vista
- Los Indios
- Rancho Viejo
- Santa Rosa
- South Padre Island
- San Diego–Tijuana
- El Paso–Juárez
- Reynosa–McAllen Metropolitan Area
- Laredo–Nuevo Laredo
- Metropolitan area of Tampico
- Transnational conurbations Mexico/USA
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