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Motto: Progreso con Libertad y Justicia (Progress with Freedom and Justice)
Coordinates: 25°47′N 100°11′W / 25.783°N 100.183°W / 25.783; -100.183
Country Mexico
State Nuevo León
Founded 1585
 - Mayor Raymundo Flores Elizondo (PRI Party (Mexico).svg PRI)
 - City 183.5 km2 (70.8 sq mi)
Elevation 405 m (1,329 ft)
Population (2005)
 - City 418,784
 - Metro 3,664,334
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Apodaca is a city and its surrounding municipality that is part of Monterrey Metropolitan area. It lies in the northeastern part of the metropolitan area. As of the 2005 census, the city had a population of 393,195 and the municipality had a population of 418,784 [1]. The municipality has an area of 183.5 km². The fourth-largest city in the state (behind Monterrey, Guadalupe, and San Nicolás de los Garza), Apodaca is one of the fastest-growing cities in Nuevo León and an important industrial center.

Two airports, General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (IATA: MTY) and Del Norte International Airport (IATA: NTR), are located in Apodaca. VivaAerobus has its corporate headquarters on the grounds of Escobedo Airport.[2]


Origin of the name

The city is named after Dr. Salvador Apodaca, Bishop of the city of Linares, who was born in Guadalajara in 1769 [3].

See also


  1. ^ Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  2. ^ "Contact." VivaAerobus. Retrieved on October 15, 2009.
  3. ^ "Apodaca", Encilopedia de los Municipios de México

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