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Matamoros, officially known as Heroica Matamoros and formerly named San Juan de los Esteros Hermosos, is a city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, in the country of Mexico. It is located on the southern bank of the Rio Grande, directly across the border from Brownsville, Texas, in the United States. Matamoros is the second largest and second most populous city in the state of Tamaulipas. As of 2010, Matamoros has a population of 489,193. If its floating population is included in the census count, however, the population of Matamoros can reach up to approximately 700,000 habitants. In addition, the Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area has a population of 1,136,995, making it the 4th largest metropolitan area on the Mexico–US border. Matamoros is the 39th largest city in Mexico and anchors the second largest metropolitan area in Tamaulipas.
- March 28, 1995.
- Matamoros, Tamaulipas on Wikipedia