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Monterrey
Monterrey
(Spanish pronunciation: [monteˈrei] ( listen)), is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, in Mexico.[4] The city is anchor to the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico
Mexico
and is the country's ninth-largest city.[5][6] Monterrey serves as a commercial center of northern Mexico
Mexico
and is the base of many significant international corporations. It is one of the wealthiest cities in Mexico
Mexico
with a GDP PPP of US$142 billion in 2017. Monterrey's purchasing power parity-adjusted GDP per capita is considerably higher than the rest of the country's at around US$35,500 to the country's US$18,800.[7] It is considered a Beta World City,[8][9] cosmopolitan and competitive.[10] Rich in history and culture, Monterrey
Monterrey
is one of the most developed cities in Mexico
Mexico
and is often regarded as its most "Americanized".[11] As an important industrial and business center, the city is also home to an array of Mexican companies, including Grupo Avante, Lanix Electronics, Ocresa, CEMEX, Vitro, OXXO, [FEMSA] DINA S.A., Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery, and Grupo ALFA.[12][13] Monterrey
Monterrey
is also home to international companies such as Siemens, Accenture, Ternium, Sony, Toshiba, Carrier, Whirlpool, Samsung, Toyota, Babcock & Wilcox, Daewoo, British American Tobacco, Nokia, Dell, Boeing, HTC, General Electric, Gamesa, LG, SAS Institute, Grundfos, Danfoss, Qualfon
Qualfon
and Teleperformance, among others.[6][14][15] Monterrey
Monterrey
is in northeast Mexico, at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental. The uninterrupted settlement of Monterrey
Monterrey
was founded by Diego de Montemayor in 1596. In the years after the Mexican War of Independence, Monterrey
Monterrey
became an important business center. With the establishment of Fundidora Monterrey, the city has experienced great industrial growth.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Prehispanic history 1.2 Foundation 1.3 After Mexican Independence (19th century) 1.4 Contemporary history

2 Governance

2.1 Public safety

3 Geography

3.1 Natural areas 3.2 Climate

4 Cityscape 5 Demographics 6 Infrastructure

6.1 Health 6.2 Monterrey
Monterrey
Public Transportation Statistics

7 Economy 8 Education 9 Culture

9.1 Cuisine 9.2 Sports 9.3 Contemporary music

10 Landmarks 11 Broadcasting and media 12 International development 13 Notable people 14 International relations

14.1 Twin towns – Sister cities

15 See also 16 References

16.1 Notes

17 Further reading 18 External links

History[edit] See also: History of Monterrey; Timeline of Monterrey, Mexico; and History of Nuevo León Prehispanic history[edit] Before the European foundation of the city, there was no established nation-state, and the population consisted of some indigenous semi-nomadic groups. Carved stone
Carved stone
and cave painting in surrounding mountains and caves have allowed historians to identify four major groups in present-day Monterrey: Azalapas, Huachichiles, Coahuiltecos and Borrados.[16] Foundation[edit] In the 16th century, the valley in which Monterrey
Monterrey
sits was known as the Extremadura Valley, an area largely unexplored by the Spanish colonizers. The first expeditions and colonization attempts were led by conquistador Alberto del Canto, who named the city Santa Lucia, but they were unsuccessful because the Spanish were attacked by the natives and fled. The Spanish expeditionary Luis Carvajal y de la Cueva negotiated with King Philip II of Spain
Philip II of Spain
to establish a territory in northern New Spain
New Spain
that would be called Nuevo León, the "New Kingdom of León". In 1580 he arrived in the newly granted lands but it was not until 1582 that he established a settlement called San Luis Rey de Francia (named for Saint Louis IX
Louis IX
of France) within present-day Monterrey. The New Kingdom of León extended westward from the port of Tampico
Tampico
to the limits of Nueva Vizcaya ("New Biscay", now State of Chihuahua), and around 1,000 kilometers northward. For eight years Nuevo León
Nuevo León
was abandoned and uninhabited, until a third expedition of 13 families led by conquistador Diego de Montemayor founded Ciudad Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de Monterrey ("Metropolitan City of Our Lady of Monterrey") on September 20, 1596, next to a water spring called Ojos de Agua de Santa Lucia, where the Museum of Mexican History and Santa Lucía riverwalk
Santa Lucía riverwalk
are now. The new city's name was chosen to honor the wife of Gaspar de Zúñiga, 5th Count of Monterrey, ninth Viceroy of New Spain. Monterrey's Coat of Arms shows an Indian throwing an arrow to the sun in front of Cerro de la Silla
Cerro de la Silla
mountain. This represents a native ceremony performed at sunrise.

Gen. Mariano Escobedo

During the years of Spanish rule, Monterrey
Monterrey
remained a small city, and its population varied from a few hundred to only dozens. The city facilitated trade between San Antonio
San Antonio
(now in Texas), Tampico
Tampico
and from Saltillo
Saltillo
to the center of the country. Tampico's port brought many products from Europe, while Saltillo
Saltillo
concentrated the Northern Territories' trade with the capital, Mexico
Mexico
City. San Antonio
San Antonio
was the key trade point with the northern foreign colonies (British and French). After Mexican Independence (19th century)[edit] In the 19th century, after the Mexican Independence War, Monterrey rose as a key economic center for the newly formed nation, especially due to its balanced ties between Europe (with its connections to Tampico), the United States
United States
(with its connections to San Antonio), and the capital (through Saltillo). In 1824, the "New Kingdom of León" became the State of Nuevo León, and Monterrey
Monterrey
was selected as its capital. But the political instability that followed the first 50 years of the new country allowed two American invasions and an internal secession war, during which the governor of the state annexed Coahuila
Coahuila
and Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas
states, designating Monterrey
Monterrey
as the capital of the Republic of the Sierra Madre as it did before in 1840 for the Republic of the Rio Grande. In 1846, the earliest large-scale engagement of the Mexican-American War took place in the city, known as the Battle of Monterrey. Mexican forces were forced to surrender but only after successfully repelling U.S. forces' first few advances on the city. The battle inflicted high casualties on both sides, much of them resulting from hand-to-hand combat within the walls of the city center. Many of the generals in the Mexican War against France were natives of the city, including Mariano Escobedo, Juan Zuazua (b. Lampazos de Naranjo, NL) and Jerónimo Treviño. Contemporary history[edit]

Page from book: Mexico, California and Arizona; being a new and revised edition of Old Mexico
Mexico
and her lost provinces. (1900)

View of Monterrey
Monterrey
and Cerro de la Silla
Cerro de la Silla
in 1904

During the last decade of the 19th century, Monterrey
Monterrey
was linked by railroad, which benefitted industry. It was during this period that José Eleuterio González
José Eleuterio González
founded the University Hospital, now one of northeast Mexico's best public hospitals, affiliated with the School of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León
Nuevo León
(UANL). Antonio Basagoiti and other citizens founded the Fundidora de Fierro y Acero de Monterrey.[17] The brewery Cervecería Cuauthemoc, one of the milestone local enterprises, was founded in 1890. A steel-producing company that accelerated the already fast industrialization of the city was founded in 1900 and became one of the world's biggest. In 1986, Monterrey
Monterrey
hosted several games of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. In 1988, Hurricane Gilbert
Hurricane Gilbert
caused great damage to the city; the Santa Catarina River overflowed, causing about 100 deaths and economic damage. The city has hosted international events such as the 2002 United Nations Conference on Financing for Development with the participation of more than 50 heads of state and government, as well as other ministers and senior delegates from over 150 countries. The conference resulted in the adoption of the Monterrey
Monterrey
Consensus, which has become a reference point for international development and cooperation. In 2004, the OAS Special
Special
Summit of the Americas was attended by almost all the presidents of the Americas. In 2007, Monterrey
Monterrey
held the Universal Forum of Cultures, with four million visitors. In 2008, Monterrey
Monterrey
held the FINA World Junior Championships.[citation needed] In 2010, Monterrey
Monterrey
was hit by another damaging storm, Hurricane Alex. Alex was considered worse than Hurricane Gilbert, with record-breaking rain bringing floods and causing severe economic damage. Damage estimates totaled US$1.885 billion and $16.9 billion MXN. Reconstruction and urban renewal ensued. Recently, the Nuevo León Development Plan 2030 was presented, along with some other metropolitan projects.[citation needed] In August 2011 the city was the scene of a terror attack on a casino, in which more than 50 people were killed.[18] Governance[edit] Main article: Politics and government of Nuevo León

Palacio Municipal de Monterrey
Monterrey
( Monterrey
Monterrey
City Hall)

The Palace of Government of Nuevo León
Nuevo León
(Governor's Office)

Monterrey
Monterrey
and its metropolitan area are municipalities governed by a democratically elected Presidente Municipal (Municipal President), or mayor, for a period of three years. The political environment is one of civility and in the last decade political parties have been alternating office. The current mayor of Monterrey
Monterrey
is Adrian De la Garza Santos. The City Council of Monterrey
Monterrey
(Cabildo de Monterrey) is an organ integrated by the mayor, the Regidores and the Síndicos. The mayor is the executor of the determinations of the City Council and the person directly in charge of public municipal administration. The Regidores represent the community and collectively define city policies. The Síndicos are in charge of watching and legally defending city interests, as well as of monitoring the treasury and the municipal patrimony.[19] The political parties with representation in the city are the Institutional Revolutionary Party
Institutional Revolutionary Party
or PRI, the National Action Party or PAN, the Party of the Democratic Revolution
Party of the Democratic Revolution
or PRD, the Labor Party or PT, the Green Party, Citizens´ Movement, Socialdemocratic Party
Socialdemocratic Party
and Nueva Alianza. Public safety[edit] Main article: Mexican Drug War In 2005, Monterrey
Monterrey
was ranked one of the safest cities in Mexico,[20] and one of the two safest in 2006. But since 2008 it has experienced violence related to turf battles between warring drug cartels. The year 2011 was the most violent in history. Drug dealers are a major concern, although military offensives and police captures of important drug-cartel chiefs have weakened cartels trying to settle in the city. The city is safe to travel by day and night, but common-sense precautions should be taken in certain districts at night.[21][22][23] There are two police departments in the city, the Police of the City of Monterrey
Monterrey
(locally known as the Policía Regia),[24] dependent on the municipal government, and the State Public Safety.[25] The Policía Regia protects the city's downtown and main areas, while the State Public Safety is in charge of remoter areas. Since the 2011 attack on the Casino Royale, security has been reinforced by military and federal police.[26] Geography[edit]

Expansive view of the Monterrey
Monterrey
urban area

Cerro de la Silla
Cerro de la Silla
(Saddle Mountain)

The city of Monterrey
Monterrey
is 540 metres (1,770 ft) above sea level in the northeastern state of Nuevo León.[27] The Santa Catarina River—dry most of the year on the surface but with flowing underground water—bisects Monterrey
Monterrey
from east to west, separating the city into north and south halves, and drains the city to the San Juan River and Rio Grande. Monterrey
Monterrey
is adjacent to San Nicolás de los Garza, García and General Escobedo
General Escobedo
to the north; Guadalupe, Juárez and Cadereyta Jiménez to the east; Santiago to the south; and San Pedro Garza García and Santa Catarina to the west. Their combined metropolitan population is over 4,080,329 people.[28] Monterrey
Monterrey
lies north of the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range. A small hill, the Cerro del Topo, and the smaller Topo Chico are in the suburbs of San Nicolás de los Garza
San Nicolás de los Garza
and Escobedo. West of the city rises the Cerro de las Mitras
Cerro de las Mitras
(Mountain of the Mitres), which resemble the profile of several bishops with their mitres. Cerro de la Silla
Cerro de la Silla
(Saddle Mountain) dominates the view at the east of the city and is considered a major symbol of the city. Cerro de la Loma Larga—South of the Santa Catarina river—separates Monterrey from the suburb of San Pedro Garza García. At the summit of the Cerro del Obispado, north of the river, is the historic Bishopric Palace, site of one of the most important battles of the Mexican-American War. Natural areas[edit]

Cola de Caballo. Waterfalls are common in the forested mountain terrain surrounding the city

The mountains surrounding Monterrey
Monterrey
contain many canyons, trails and roads that cross deserts and forests. Suitable trails are available to the general public. The Sierra Madre Oriental
Sierra Madre Oriental
mountains south of the city are included in the "Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey" (National Park), which was added to UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program of Biosphere Reserves in 2006.[29] Cumbres de Monterrey
Monterrey
includes:

Parque Ecológico Chipinque,[30] which contains forested areas (oak and oak-pine mainly).[31][32][33] La Estanzuela state park, about 7 km (4 mi) south of Monterrey, a river and forested area.[34] La Huasteca, west of the city, in the municipality of Santa Catarina. El Potrero Chico
Potrero Chico
Climbing Area, north east of the city, in the municipality of Hidalgo. Garcia Caves - these caves are situated in Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Garcia, Nuevo Leon
and were discovered in 1843. Inside you can see amazing stalagmites formations and snail fossils.[35] Matacanes - can be found in the municipality of Potrero Redondo in Santiago, Nuevo Leon. It is a 10 hrs walking tour in which you can find rappel descents, underground rivers, waterfalls, among other obstacles.[36] Hydrophobia Canyon - similar to Matacanes with the only difference this is a 100% aquatic area.[37] Cascade Cola de Caballo
Cola de Caballo
- a spectacular waterfall in Santiago Nuevo Leon, formed by water that runs down from the mountains of nearby Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, impressive rock formations and sprawling forests.

Climate[edit]

Intense cloud layer over Monterrey

Monterrey
Monterrey
has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh). It is one of the warmest major cities in Mexico.[38] Summers are generally hot, spring and fall temperate, and winters mild, with temperatures rarely below freezing.[39] The average high in August is 35 °C (95 °F) and the average low is 23 °C (73 °F). The average January high is 21 °C (70 °F) and the average low in January is 8 °C (46 °F). Rainfall is scarce in winter, but more frequent during May through September. Monterrey
Monterrey
frequently experiences extreme weather changes; for example, it sometimes reaches 30 °C (86 °F) in January and February, the coldest months. The most extreme weather changes in summer occur with rainfall, which can reduce temperatures significantly, and the temporary absence of the northern winds in winter, which can lead to abnormally high temperatures. Seasons are not well defined; the warm season may start in February and may last until September. In April and May 2011 temperatures reached 45 °C (113 °F) or higher, causing fires and extreme heat. Snow is a very rare event, although an accumulation of 20 inches (51 cm) in 8 hours occurred in January 1967.[40] The most recent snowfall was in December 2004, on Christmas Eve. Sleet and ice events occurred in January 2007, December 2009, January and February 2010 and February 2011,[41] caused by temperatures around −5 °C (23 °F). From June 30 to July 2, 2010, Monterrey
Monterrey
was hit by the worst natural disaster in the city's history when Hurricane Alex delivered more than 584 millimetres (23 in) of rain in 72 hours, with areas reaching up to 1 metre (39 in) of rain during that same period, destroying homes, avenues, highways and infrastructure, and leaving up to 200,000 families without water for a week or more. The amount of water that fell was equivalent to the average precipitation for a year. This was about 3–4 times as much rain as Hurricane Gilbert produced in the city on September 15, 1988. The death toll of Hurricane Alex was estimated to be around 20.

Climate data for Monterrey
Monterrey
(1951–2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 38.0 (100.4) 39.5 (103.1) 43.0 (109.4) 48.0 (118.4) 46.0 (114.8) 45.0 (113) 41.5 (106.7) 42.5 (108.5) 41.0 (105.8) 39.0 (102.2) 39.0 (102.2) 39.0 (102.2) 48.0 (118.4)

Average high °C (°F) 20.7 (69.3) 23.2 (73.8) 26.9 (80.4) 30.0 (86) 32.2 (90) 33.8 (92.8) 34.8 (94.6) 34.5 (94.1) 31.5 (88.7) 27.6 (81.7) 24.1 (75.4) 21.2 (70.2) 28.4 (83.1)

Daily mean °C (°F) 14.4 (57.9) 16.6 (61.9) 20.0 (68) 23.4 (74.1) 26.2 (79.2) 27.9 (82.2) 28.6 (83.5) 28.5 (83.3) 26.2 (79.2) 22.4 (72.3) 18.4 (65.1) 15.1 (59.2) 22.3 (72.1)

Average low °C (°F) 8.2 (46.8) 10.0 (50) 13.2 (55.8) 16.7 (62.1) 20.2 (68.4) 22.0 (71.6) 22.3 (72.1) 22.5 (72.5) 20.9 (69.6) 17.2 (63) 12.7 (54.9) 9.1 (48.4) 16.3 (61.3)

Record low °C (°F) −7 (19) −7 (19) −1 (30) 5.0 (41) 8.0 (46.4) 11.5 (52.7) 11.0 (51.8) 12.2 (54) 2.0 (35.6) 2.0 (35.6) −5 (23) −7.5 (18.5) −7.5 (18.5)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 16.6 (0.654) 16.5 (0.65) 19.9 (0.783) 29.7 (1.169) 52.3 (2.059) 68.4 (2.693) 43.0 (1.693) 81.6 (3.213) 150.6 (5.929) 75.1 (2.957) 23.0 (0.906) 14.1 (0.555) 590.8 (23.26)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.2 3.8 3.4 4.5 5.7 5.6 3.9 6.4 8.2 6.5 4.1 3.4 59.7

Average snowy days 0.03 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.03

Average relative humidity (%) 67 64 58 61 66 66 63 63 69 71 68 69 65

Mean monthly sunshine hours 142 154 195 193 192 206 249 242 200 170 163 133 2,239

Source #1: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (extremes 1929–2010, humidity 1981–2000)[42][43][44]

Source #2: Colegio de Postgraduados (snowy days 1951–1980),[45] Deutscher Wetterdienst
Deutscher Wetterdienst
(sun, 1961–1990)[46][a]

Cityscape[edit]

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See also: List of tallest buildings in Monterrey

Valle Oriente

Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon

Downtown area

Monterrey
Monterrey
has several neighborhoods. The most populous include:

Independencia Cumbres Obispado Contry Mitras Centro, Norte & Sur San Jerónimo San Bernabé Valle Alto Del Paseo Valle Centrito Loma Larga San Agustin Satélite Vista Hermosa Anáhuac Florida Primavera Moderna Alta Vista

The commercial areas include:

Centro Carretera Nacional

Demographics[edit]

Monterrey
Monterrey
population by year

Year Population

1798 7,000

1833 13,645

1846 15,000

1852 13,534

1862 14,534

1869 14,000

1881 40,000

1890 41,700

1900 62,266

1910 78,528

1921 88,479

1930 132,577

1940 206,152

1950 375,040

1960 708,399

1970 1,246,181

1990 2,213,711

1995 2,516,658

2006 3,864,331

2010 4,080,329

2015 4,704,929

*Note: Figures from 1970 to 2010, include municipalities of Monterrey
Monterrey
metropolitan area

References:[47][48][49][50][51]

According to the national INEGI
INEGI
population census of 2010, of the total population of the state of Nuevo León, 87.3% lived in the Monterrey
Monterrey
metropolitan area.[47][48][49][50][51] The Monterrey metropolitan area
Monterrey metropolitan area
is the third most populous in Mexico with more than 4 million. It comprises the municipalities of Monterrey, Apodaca, Escobedo, García, Guadalupe, Santiago, Juárez, San Nicolás de los Garza, San Pedro Garza García, Santa Catarina and Salinas Victoria.[52] Monterrey
Monterrey
has the highest proportion of European heritage in Mexico, commonly French, Spanish, and German.[citation needed] Monterrey
Monterrey
suffered from the ''Pureza de Sangre'' law (purity of blood), in which Jews were not allowed entry into Nuevo León. Infrastructure[edit] See also: Category:Transportation in Monterrey

Loma Larga Tunnel

M Pavilion

Monterrey
Monterrey
Metro, Cuauhtémoc station

Monterrey
Monterrey
is connected with the United States– Mexico
Mexico
border, the sea and inland Mexico
Mexico
through different roads, including the Carretera Nacional (also known as the Panamerican Highway) that runs from Nuevo Laredo to Mexico
Mexico
City and south, and the Carretera Interoceánica connecting Matamoros with the port of Mazatlán
Mazatlán
on the Pacific; it is also crossed by highways 40, 45, 57. The divided highway Monterrey-Saltillo-Matehuala- Mexico
Mexico
City is the main land corridor to interior Mexico. There are several between-cities bus lines at the bus station downtown. There are arrivals and departures into deeper Mexico, to the U.S. border and into the United States. Monterrey
Monterrey
is also connected by at least three important railroad freight lines: Nuevo Laredo- Mexico
Mexico
City, Monterrey-Tampico, and Monterrey-Pacific (Mazatlán). The city has a rapid transit system called Metrorrey, which currently has 2 lines.[53][54] and a BRT called Ecovia. The city is served by two international airports: General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (served by major international carriers and moving more than 6.5 million passengers in 2007)[55] and Del Norte International Airport, a primarily private airport. Monterrey
Monterrey
is linked through frequent non-stop flights to many Mexican cities and to key United States
United States
hubs (Atlanta, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston-Intercontinental, JFK/New York, and Las Vegas). Monterrey
Monterrey
is the second most important city for the operating routes of Aeroméxico.[56] Five airlines have their operational bases and headquarters in Monterrey, Volaris, Aeroméxico
Aeroméxico
Connect, VivaAerobus
VivaAerobus
and Magnicharters. There is no public transportation from Monterrey International Airport to the city. However, a cartel of taxi services link the airport with the city and charge around $20 US for a one-way ride to the city. From this airport, there is a bus shuttle to nearby Saltillo. Inter-city bus services run daily into the interior, as well as north to the US border and points beyond. Health[edit] Monterrey
Monterrey
generally has a very highly ranked medical infrastructure with some internationally acclaimed hospitals,[57] including three with Joint Commission
Joint Commission
accreditation.[58] The Joint Commission
Joint Commission
is a private healthcare accreditation group. There are both public and private hospitals. The Mexican Social Security Institute
Mexican Social Security Institute
(IMSS) has two major regional hospitals in the city, the Specialties Regional Hospital # 33, the cardiac centre (Hospital #34), and the Gynecology and Obstetrics Regional Hospital, serving also the northeastern states of Coahuila
Coahuila
and Tamaulipas. Several smaller IMSS hospitals can be found such as the Traumatology and Orthopedics Hospital and the General Hospital # 25. State government owns the Metropolitan Hospital, located in the suburb of San Nicolás de los Garza
San Nicolás de los Garza
and the Hospital of the Children and Mother Care in Guadalupe suburb. The Autonomous University of Nuevo León
Nuevo León
runs the public University Hospital, with a high-level shock-trauma unit and a specialized clinic for child cancer treatment. It is recognized as the best public hospital in the northeast of Mexico
Mexico
and the UANL
UANL
School of Medicine as one of the best in the country. On the other hand, the Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey
runs the Hospital San José-Tec de Monterrey
Monterrey
private hospital. Monterrey
Monterrey
has healthcare standards above the average for Mexico.[59] It has several hospitals, including Hospital Cima (formerly Santa Engracia) of the International Hospital Corporation. Its convenient location, low prices and quality of medical care have made of Monterrey
Monterrey
a very popular medical tourism destination for United States patients.[60][61] Monterrey
Monterrey
Public Transportation Statistics[edit] The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit in Monterrey, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 85 min. 25% of public transit riders, ride for more than 2 hours every day. The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for public transit is 17 min, while 29.% of riders wait for over 20 minutes on average every day. The average distance people usually ride in a single trip with public transit is 9.5 km, while 25% travel for over 12 km in a single direction.[62] Economy[edit] See also: Category:Companies based in Monterrey

Central business district of Monterrey.

Monterrey
Monterrey
is a major industrial center in northern Mexico, producing a GDP of 78.5 billion US dollars[63] (2006). The city's GDP per capita in 2010 was 607,042 Mexican pesos or $46,634 US dollars. The city was rated by Fortune magazine in 1999 as the best city in Latin America for business and is currently ranked third best by the América Economía magazine.[64] The city has prominent positions in sectors such as steel, cement, glass, auto parts, and brewing. The city's economic wealth has been attributed in part to its proximity to the United States- Mexico
Mexico
border and economic links to the United States.[64][65] Industrialization was accelerated in the mid-19th century by the Compañia Fundidora de Fierro y Acero Monterrey, a steel-processing company.[66] Today, Monterrey
Monterrey
is home to transnational conglomerates such as Cemex
Cemex
(the world's third largest cement company),[67] FEMSA (Coca-Cola Latin America, largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the world), Alfa (petrochemicals, food, telecommunications and auto parts), Axtel
Axtel
(telecommunications), Vitro
Vitro
(glass), Selther (leading mattress and rest systems firm in Latin America), Gruma
Gruma
(food), and Banorte
Banorte
(financial services). The FEMSA
FEMSA
corporation owned a large brewery, the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery
Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery
(Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma) that produces the brands Sol, Tecate, Indio, Dos Equis
Dos Equis
and Carta Blanca
Carta Blanca
among others, in the beginning of the year Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery was sold to Dutch-based company Heineken. By the end of the same year, there were more than 13,000 manufacturing companies, 55,000 retail stores, and more than 52,000 service firms in Monterrey.[68] The metals sector, dominated by iron and steel, accounted for 6 percent of manufacturing GNP in 1994.[69] Mexico's steel industry is centered in Monterrey, where the country's first steel mills opened in 1903. Steel processing plants in Monterrey, privatized in 1986, accounted for about half of Mexico's total steel output in the early 1990s.[69] Monterrey
Monterrey
was ranked 94th worldwide and fifth in Latin America in terms of Quality of Life according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting (2006),[70] and was ranked second in 2005 and fourth in 2006, according to America Economia. Some of the shopping malls in the city include Paseo San Pedro, Paseo La Fe, Plaza Fiesta San Agustín, Galerías Monterrey, and Galerías Valle Oriente, which distribute goods and services to the Mexican population. Education[edit] Monterrey
Monterrey
has an estimated 3.7% rate of illiteracy. In 2005, of an estimated 983,359 inhabitants above 6 years of age, 36,689 were illiterate.[71] In 2005, the city had 72 public libraries, with 298,207 books available, serving an estimated 478,047 readers.[71] The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Nuevo León
(Autonomous University of Nuevo León, UANL) is the third-largest Mexican university and is ranked by the Reader's Digest-AC Nielsen Survey 2005 as the top public university in northeast Mexico.[72] Its main campus, Ciudad Universitaria (University City), covers approximately 67,630,000 square metres (17,000 acres).[73] The UANL
UANL
system comprises 26 colleges (faculties), 22 graduate divisions, 24 high schools, 1 center of bilingual education and 3 technical high schools. Its medical school is considered one of the most advanced in Latin America.[74] Monterrey
Monterrey
is also the headquarters of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Monterrey
( Monterrey
Monterrey
Institute of Technology and Higher Studies),[75] which ranks after the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico
at the 2013 QS World University Rankings, in which it was classified #291 in Engineering and Information Technology, #201 in Social Sciences and #279 overall.[76] It also holds a "QS Stars Rated for Excellence" of 5 stars. The Universidad Regiomontana[77] was founded in 1969 with the support of local leading multinational corporations such as Cemex,[78] Alfa,[79] Femsa,[80] Gamesa,[81] Protexa[82] and CYDSA.[83] It is a private educational institution offering university-preparatory school, undergraduate and graduate programs. It has agreements with more than 200 universities across the globe (such as the recent expanded agreement[84] with Texas A&M International University).[85] It is member of GATE (Global Alliance for Transnational Education) and FIMPES (Federación de Instituciones Mexicanas Particulares de Educación Superior) and its administration holds an ISO 9001 Certification. The university is nationally recognized, so its degree equivalency is comparable to that of a regionally accredited university in the United States. The university is dedicated to educating students in an atmosphere of freedom and humanism, and providing students hands-on experience in their field of study. Its urban campus[86] further stimulates the city’s vibrant economy and attracts working professionals who complement and enrich the academic experience. The Universidad de Monterrey
Universidad de Monterrey
was founded by the religious congregations of the Sisters of Immaculate Mary of Guadalupe, the nuns of the Sacred Heart and the Marist and La Salle brothers, all of them supported by an association of Catholic citizens.[87] In December 2001 it was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to deliver bachelor and master level educational programs. Monterrey
Monterrey
also practices Model United Nations. The most popular conferences at the high school level are MUNterrey, UdeMUN and IMMUNS. The activity started developing in the city in the late 90's due to American influence. It is now practiced in most private schools. Some of the reasons Model UN is very popular among schools are English speaking, public speaking and international affairs. The city is home to the Monterrey
Monterrey
College of Music and Dance, which offers degrees in performing arts. Culture[edit] Cuisine[edit]

Cabrito
Cabrito
(kid goat) is Monterrey's most popular traditional dish

The most traditional dish from Monterrey
Monterrey
is cabrito,[88] kid goat cooked on embers based on the Jewish cuisine
Jewish cuisine
of the founders of the city.[89] Other local dishes and customs that perhaps date back to the Crypto-Judaism
Crypto-Judaism
of these founders are the "semita" (bread without leavening), the capirotada dessert (a mix of cooked bread, cheese, raisins, peanuts, and crystallized sugarcane juice), and the relative absence of pork dishes. Another famous local dish is machacado con huevo. Carne asada
Carne asada
on weekends remains a tradition among Monterrey
Monterrey
families. It is usually served with grilled onions, baked potatoes and sausages or chopped as tacos. Locally brewed beer and cola are an almost mandatory part of the weekly ritual. "Glorias" and "obleas," made from goat milk, are both traditional Nuevo León
Nuevo León
desserts. Sports[edit] See also: Category:Sport in Monterrey

Team Stadium League

C.F. Monterrey Estadio BBVA Bancomer Liga MX

Tigres UANL Estadio Universitario Liga MX

Sultanes de Monterrey Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey Mexican League

Fuerza Regia Gimnasio Nuevo León
Nuevo León
Unido LNBP

Monterrey
Monterrey
Flash Arena Monterrey MASL

Monterrey
Monterrey
has two football teams in the Mexican league. The C.F. Monterrey, commonly known as the Rayados del Monterrey, uses the Estadio BBVA Bancomer, a facility sponsored by BBVA Bancomer
BBVA Bancomer
and other important businesses. The Tigres UANL, owned by CEMEX,[90] host matches at Estadio Universitario, on the main campus of the UANL. Both teams are related to the city on the derby, called Clásico Regiomontano. During the match, most of the city watches in bars, clubs, and family homes. It was proposed to build a stadium for both teams, the "Estadio Internacional Monterrey",[91] but both teams rejected the idea. The project is still being promoted, but the UANL Tigres have yet to finish their stadium contract and the Rayados just inaugurated a new stadium of their own. Club de Fútbol Monterrey recently opened a new stadium with a capacity of 50,000. It was scheduled to be finished by 2014, named "Estadio de Fútbol Monterrey", but was inaugurated on August 2, 2015, in a match with the Benfica FC. Rayados won, 3-0. Before the inauguration, the name was changed to Estadio BBVA Bancomer. It will remain the club's property for 50 years before becoming government property.[92] The city hosted 8 matches during the 1986 FIFA World Cup.[93] In addition, two professional indoor soccer teams were hosted in the past, the Monterrey
Monterrey
La Raza, members of the Continental Indoor Soccer League and World Indoor Soccer League
World Indoor Soccer League
and the Monterrey
Monterrey
Fury, members of the current Major Indoor Soccer League. The city was awarded another franchise to begin play in the fall of 2007 in the MISL.

Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey

Baseball has a long history in the city, where it became the most popular sport during the early 20th century. Monterrey
Monterrey
has been champion of the Little League World Series
Little League World Series
three times (1957, 1958 and 1997), and has been host of US Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
games. In the Mexican Baseball League, the Sultanes de Monterrey
Monterrey
are one important team every season and have won the national title several times. In the year 2003, the city unsuccessfully attempted to buy (and relocate to Monterrey) the Montreal Expos
Montreal Expos
franchise of the US Major League Baseball. The Sultanes de Monterrey, are a Mexican League
Mexican League
baseball team based in Monterrey, Mexico. They are in the Northern Division. The team was formed May 20, 1939, as Carta Blanca
Carta Blanca
(A local beer brand, owned by Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery
Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery
which owned the team). The team was also known as the gray ghosts. Soon, they became one of the most important teams in the league, winning its first championship in 1943. The Sultanes play in the Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey, the largest baseball stadium in Mexico.[94] There are two professional basketball teams: Fuerza Regia
Fuerza Regia
that plays in the national league, Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional
Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional
and the Monterrey
Monterrey
Venom that plays in the minor league American Basketball Association. Fuerza Regia
Fuerza Regia
used to play at the Monterrey Arena
Monterrey Arena
and now is doing this at Gimnasio Nuevo León
Nuevo León
while the Monterrey
Monterrey
Poison plays at the gymnasium of the ITESM. The city has hosted the Champ Car
Champ Car
race in Fundidora Park
Fundidora Park
from 2001 to 2005 and hosted the A1 Grand Prix
A1 Grand Prix
of Nations in February 2006. In 2004 Monterrey
Monterrey
hosted the World Karate Federation
World Karate Federation
Senior World Championships. In April 2004, Monterrey's Arena Monterrey
Arena Monterrey
became the first city to host WWE
WWE
in Mexico. In 2007 Monterrey
Monterrey
hosted the Women's WTBA World Tenpin Bowling Championships The city has two college American football
American football
teams, the Auténticos Tigres (UANL) and the Borregos (ITESM) that play in the National College League (ONEFA). There is also a local children's league called AFAIM. People can also find golf, fishing, camping, and extreme-sports outdoors near the city (bungee jumping at Cola de Caballo, rock-climbing, hiking, mountain bike). In particular there is international-level rock-climbing places like la Huasteca, Potrero Chico and many other canyons. Starting 2009 the Monterrey Open has been held at Monterrey. It is a professional women's tennis tournament affiliated with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and is part of the International tournaments on the WTA Tour. In 2010, Monterrey
Monterrey
hosted the International Ice Hockey Federation World U18 Championship at the Monterrey
Monterrey
Ice Complex. Centauros Rugby Club Monterrey
Monterrey
was founded in 2010 and is affiliated with the FMRU (Federacion Mexicana de Rugby). Contemporary music[edit] See also: Category:Musical groups from Monterrey Since the 1960s, Monterrey
Monterrey
has been known for "Norteño" music. Bands like Ramon Ayala, Pesado, Duelo and other Mexican "regional" bands perform at the clubs. Monterrey
Monterrey
has witnessed the birth of several bands that have become internationally acclaimed. Their genres vary considerably. Bands include Plastilina Mosh, Control Machete, Kinky, El Gran Silencio, Jumbo, Division Minuscula, Genitallica, 3Ball MTY, The Warning, GAMA, Los Claxons. The song "Los Oxidados" by Plastilina Mosh opened the 2005 movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Landmarks[edit]

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The Macroplaza

Fundidora Park

Buildings in Valle Oriente

The Lighthouse of Commerce

Barrio Antiguo

Santa Lucía Riverwalk, an artificial river built between 1996 and 2007. It currently joins the Macroplaza
Macroplaza
with the Fundidora Park. The Cerro de la Silla
Cerro de la Silla
(Saddle Mountain). The Macroplaza, one of the world's largest squares, is the cultural and administrative heart of the city featuring remarkable monuments, green areas and buildings. Faro del Comercio
Faro del Comercio
(Lighthouse of Commerce), another trademark of the city. This monuments beams a green laser around the city at night. Barrio Antiguo
Barrio Antiguo
(lit. Old neighborhood or old town) is the historical urban center of the city of Monterrey. There are preserved the old houses from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Nowadays bars, cafes, art galleries and restaurants can be found there. On November of every year the Festival Cultural Barrio Antiguo
Barrio Antiguo
took place with national and international artists and performers, but now is replaced with the Festival Internacional de Santa Lucia, which now takes place in September. The Museum of Modern Art is a post-modern Mexican architecture designed by Ricardo Legorreta
Ricardo Legorreta
with the objective of creating different ambiances for artists and visitors from all around the world. Monterrey's Inukshuk
Inukshuk
is one of only a handful of authentic examples to be found outside Canada
Canada
of these stone monuments from the high Arctic. The sculpture was created in situ by the renowned Inuit artist Bill Nasogaluak in 2007 and was a gift to the state of Nuevo León
Nuevo León
from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Canada. Fundidora Park
Fundidora Park
is a large urban park that contains old foundry buildings, 120 hectares of natural ambiance, artificial lakes, playgrounds, alternative cinema (Cineteca), museum (Photo Collection, the State Plastic Arts Collection, Exhibits and Spaces), hotel, auditorium and convention center. Puente de la Unidad
Puente de la Unidad
(sometimes called Puente Atirantado) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Santa Catarina River and joins San Pedro Garza García with Monterrey. The Alfa Planetarium
Alfa Planetarium
is the first IMAX
IMAX
dome built in Latin America and fourth in the world. The Government Palace of Nuevo León
Nuevo León
is a pink marble of Neoclassical architecture where the governor's office is located. El Cerro del Obispado (Bishopric Hill) which includes a public, scenic lookout called Mirador del Obispado, a Monumental flag and the museum inside the Palacio del Obispado
Palacio del Obispado
(the Bishopric Palace). ITESM, ITESM
ITESM
has two distinctive buildings CEDES which houses the administration of the ITESM
ITESM
nationwide system and the CETEC which houses the main computer classroom and other offices. Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery
Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery
(Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma), with its 19th-century buildings and where the national Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama) is located. The Cola de Caballo
Cola de Caballo
(Horse Tail) waterfall, on the mountains near the towns of Santiago and El Cercado, about 35 km (22 mi) south. On the way to the Cola de Caballo
Cola de Caballo
waterfall (Carretera Nacional going to Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas), in Santiago, the Presa Rodrigo Gomez or "La Boca" ("La Boca" Dam)[95][96] lays nested between green hills. The Museum of Mexican History[97] is the most representative and visited museum of the North of the Republic, fulfilling its purpose of spreading the historical content of the Mexican cultural heritage.

"Centro de Tecnología Avanzada para la Producción (CETEC)"

Broadcasting and media[edit] Monterrey
Monterrey
is an important producer and broadcaster of media and entertainment in Mexico. Grupo Multimedios operates 4 television channels in the city, one of them broadcasting also to the Mexican states of Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Chihuahua and Guanajuato, and to several cities in the United States. The national commercials Televisa
Televisa
and Azteca maintain local stations for all of their major networks, along with the non-commercial Once and Canal 22 networks. The state of Nuevo León
Nuevo León
and UANL
UANL
also maintain television stations. Grupo Reforma, one of the most widely read newsources in Mexico originated in the city with the newspaper El Norte. Milenio Diario
Milenio Diario
de Monterrey, published by Grupo Multimedios, is another newspaper of high distribution, daily printing local editions in the most important Mexican cities. Other local newspapers include El Porvenir, El Horizonte, and ABC. Northern Mexico's weekly business newspaper Biznews is also headquartered in Monterrey. Monterrey
Monterrey
also has several radio stations broadcasting news, music, entertainment, and culture for the city. The main radio broadcasting groups are Multimedios Radio, Grupo Radio Alegría and Nucleo Radio Monterrey. The free-to-air TV channels broadcasting in the city:

Call sign Network CH DTTV Contents Type

XEFB Teleactiva 2 4 Entertainment Local

XHWX Azteca 13 4 1 Entertainment National

XET Canal 5 6 5 Entertainment National

XHFN Azteca 7 7 43 Series, Movies National/Local

XHX Canal de las Estrellas 10 2 Entertainment, News National

XHAW Multimedios TV 12 12.1 Entertainment, News Flagship

XHMOY Gala TV 22 9 Entertainment National

XHMNL TVNL 28 28 Cultural, News local

XHCNL Monterrey
Monterrey
Televisión 34 34 Entertainment, News regional

XHOPMT Once 47 11 Cultural, Entertainment National

XEIMT Canal 22 N/A 22 Cultural, Entertainment National

XHMNU UANL 35 53 Cultural Local

XHSAW Multimedios 64 12.2 Entertainment Local

International development[edit] The 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures
2007 Universal Forum of Cultures
was an international cultural event held in Monterrey
Monterrey
from September 20 to December 8, 2007.[98] The FINA World Junior Swimming Championships
FINA World Junior Swimming Championships
were held in Monterrey
Monterrey
in the summer of 2008 at the University of Nuevo Leon (UANL),[99] after finishing building a world class and FINA approved Aquatic Center. Also the city wanted to bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics,[100] but the Mexican Olympic Committee refused to support it.[101] Backed by a young people's movement, students of the universities of Monterrey
Monterrey
formed the Monterrey
Monterrey
2014 Foundation with the purpose of hosting the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. In 2009 the Mexican Olympic Committee gave the bid to Guadalajara
Guadalajara
which later on withdrew the bid late January 2010.[102] Monterrey
Monterrey
was bidding for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.[103][104] Again, in February 2012, the Mexican Olympic Committee chose Guadalajara
Guadalajara
as a candidate for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics,[105] but was eliminated by the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
to advance to the final round.[106] Since then, the Foundation Monterrey
Monterrey
Olympic City A.C., the new name of this group of young citizens,[107] are working on a project bid for the 2023 Summer Youth Olympics[108] and then apply for the 2028 Summer Olympics. Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Monterrey International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Mexico Twin towns – Sister cities[edit] Monterrey
Monterrey
is twinned with:

Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Spain
(1992)[109] Bethlehem, Palestine (1999)[109] Bilbao, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain
Spain
(1993)[109] Dallas, TX, United States
United States
(1992)[109][110] Guatemala
Guatemala
City, Guatemala
Guatemala
(1998)[109] Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Canada
(1993)[109][111] Iași, Romania
Romania
(1993)[109] McAllen, TX, United States
United States
(1999)[109][110] Medellín, Colombia
Colombia
(1996)[109] Monterrei, Ourense, Galicia, Spain
Spain
(1999)[109] Orlando, FL, United States
United States
(2002)[109][110] Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina[112] San Antonio, Texas, United States
United States
(1992)[109][110] San Salvador, El Salvador
El Salvador
(1996)[109] Surabaya, Indonesia
Indonesia
(2001)[109]

Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
(2013)

See also[edit]

Mexico
Mexico
portal

List of tallest buildings in Monterrey

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Notes[edit]

^ Station ID for Monterrey
Monterrey
is 76393 Use this station ID to locate the sunshine duration

Further reading[edit]

Michael Snodgrass, Deference and Defiance in Monterrey: Workers, Paternalism, and Revolution in Mexico, 1890–1950 (Cambridge University Press, 2003) (ISBN 978-0-521-81189-7)

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