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Matamoros

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Matamoros is a city in the north of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Matamoros is located at Template:Coor dm, across the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) from Brownsville, Texas, United States of America. In 2003 Matamoros had an estimated population of about 405,300 people.

Matamoros is about 1000 km away from Mexico City and 571 km from Houston, Texas. The city is named for Santiago Matamoros (Saint James the Moor-killer).

Mario Zolezzi Garcia is the current mayor as of 2003.

The city had its first-ever white Christmas in December 2004, the first measurable snow to fall there since 1895.

Note

The similarly-named place in Pennsylvania, USA, is spelled Matamoras.

Matamoros is described in vivid detail in Matamoros Querido(Beloved Matamoros) the large selling single by Rigo Tovar who was born there.

Famous people

Famous people from Matamoros include:

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See also: : geography of Mexico, Mexico

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