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Matamoros
‚ÄĒ  City  ‚ÄĒ
Matamoros municipal palace
Location Matamoros within Tamaulipas
Matamoros is located in Mexico
Matamoros
Location of Tamaulipas within mexico
Coordinates: 25¬į52‚Ä≤47‚Ä≥N 97¬į30‚Ä≤15‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ25.87972¬įN 97.50417¬įWÔĽŅ / 25.87972; -97.50417
Country  Mexico
State  Tamaulipas
Municipality Escudo de Matamoros.jpg Matamoros Municipality
Settled 1826
Government
 - Type Presidente Municipal
 - Presidente Municipal Erick Silva Santos
Elevation 10 m (33 ft)
Population
 - Total 422,711
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
Codigo Postal 87300
Area code(s) +52-868
Airport General Servando Canales International Airport
Website matamoros.gob.mx

Matamoros, formally Heroica Matamoros, is a city in the northeast of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It is located at 25¬į52‚Ä≤N 97¬į30‚Ä≤WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ25.867¬įN 97.5¬įWÔĽŅ / 25.867; -97.5, across the Rio Grande from Brownsville in the U.S. state of Texas. In the 2005 census the city of Matamoros had a population of 422,711.

Matamoros is about 621 miles away from Mexico City and 354 miles from Houston, Texas, USA. The city, known originally as "Villa del Refugio", was renamed for Independence War hero Mariano Matamoros in the early 19th century. The city also holds the "H" for "Heroic" or "Heroica" before the name because the city was defended from invaders trying to take it over.

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Notable people from Matamoros

  • Manuel Gonz√°lez. President of Mexico from December the 1st of 1880 to November 30th 1884.
  • Adalberto J. Arguelles 1850-1923. Notable teacher.
  • Pedro Hinojosa 1820-1903 Military leader that fights on the battle of Matamoros, La Angostura, and Tampico.
  • Ra√ļl Garate Legleu 1896-1977- Revolutionary and politician
  • Guadalupe Mainero 1856 - 1912. Politician, Journalist, and Professor. Interim Governor ( 1888 to 1896), and President of the Supreme Court
  • Rigo Tovar (1946-2005) Singer and interpreter of the famous song Mi Matamoros Querido.
  • Guillermo del Bosque. TV Producer and director.
  • Norma Alicia Moreno Figueroa. 1962 - 1986 Recognized journalist. She worked in written press and radio.
  • Carlos de los Cobos. Soccer player that participated on M√©xico 86.

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