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This article is about the municipality in Nuevo León, Mexico. For other places, see Santa Catarina.
Santa Catarina

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 25°41′N 100°27′W / 25.683°N 100.45°W / 25.683; -100.45
Country Mexico
State Nuevo León
Founded November 20, 1596
Government
 - Mayor Dionisio Herrera Duque (PAN)
Area
 - City 984.5 km2 (380.1 sq mi)
Elevation 680 m (2,231 ft)
Population (2005)
 - City 259,896
 - Density 264/km2 (683.8/sq mi)
 - Metro 3,664,334
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Website http://www.stacatarina.gob.mx

Santa Catarina is a city and municipality in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico that is part of the Monterrey Metropolitan area.

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History

The name of this city comes from the Catholic Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The city of Santa Catarina was not "founded" in the tradicional manner, at the beginning was only a resting point for the travelers that make their trip from Monterrey to the City of Saltillo. The firs recorded name was "Estancia de Santa Catarina" (Shelter of Santa Catarina).

During the French Invasion of Mexico in the second middle of XIX century the president Benito Juárez, spend some days in the place during his trip to Monterrey, was during this time that he elevated the category of this place to Village. The category of Village was maintained until 1979 when the state government elevated the category to City.

Geography

Santa Catarina is located about 15 kilometers southwest of central Monterrey. As of the Mexican census of 2005, its population was 259,202 in the city and 259,896 in the municipality. The city and the municipality both rank sixth in population in the state. The municipality has an area of 984.5 km² (380.12 sq mi) and includes numerous very small localities outside of the city itself.

Natural Areas

Most of the National Park Cumbres of Monterrey, including the canyon of La Huasteca is located within Santa Catarina.

References

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