31 Facts About Monterrey


Monterrey is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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Monterrey is one of the most livable cities in Mexico, and a 2018 study found that suburb San Pedro Garza Garcia is the city with the best quality of life in Mexico.

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In 2007, Monterrey held the Universal Forum of Cultures, with four million visitors.

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In 2010, Monterrey was hit by another damaging storm, Hurricane Alex which was considered worse than Hurricane Gilbert, with record-breaking rain bringing floods and causing severe economic damage.

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City of Monterrey is 540 metres above sea level in the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon.

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Monterrey translated from Spanish to English is "King Mount" or "King mountain", which refers to the city's topography and the large mountains that surround it.

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Monterrey is adjacent to San Nicolas de los Garza, Garcia and General Escobedo to the north; Guadalupe, Juarez and Cadereyta Jimenez to the east; Santiago to the south; and San Pedro Garza Garcia and Santa Catarina to the west.

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Mountains surrounding Monterrey contain many canyons, trails and roads that cross deserts and forests and suitable trails are available to the general public.

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The Sierra Madre Oriental mountains south of the city are included in the "Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey", which was added to UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program of Biosphere Reserves in 2006.

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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.

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Monterrey generally has a very highly ranked medical infrastructure with some internationally acclaimed hospitals, including three with Joint Commission accreditation.

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In 2005, Monterrey was ranked one of the safest cities in Mexico, and one of the two safest in 2006.

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Monterrey is linked through frequent non-stop flights to many Mexican cities and to key United States hubs .

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Monterrey is the second most important city for the operating routes of Aeromexico.

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Challenges that Monterrey has confronted pertain to scarcity of surface water resources, poor water quality due to untreated industrial effluents, political cycles and term-limits which can limit long-term vision, and water disputes between urban and agricultural users.

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Today, Monterrey is home to transnational conglomerates such as Cemex, FEMSA, Alfa, Axtel, Vitro, Selther, Gruma, and Banorte .

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Steel processing plants in Monterrey, privatized in 1986, accounted for about half of Mexico's total steel output in the early 1990s.

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Monterrey was ranked 94th worldwide and fifth in Latin America in terms of Quality of Life according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, and was ranked second in 2005 and fourth in 2006, according to America Economia.

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Monterrey has a wide gastronomic variety due to its climate geography, climate, texture, a mixture of ethnics groups, and their influences, a series of unique dishes have been created through more than 400 years of history.

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Monterrey has witnessed the birth of several bands that have become internationally acclaimed.

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Monterrey is an important producer and broadcaster of media and entertainment in Mexico.

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Milenio Diario de Monterrey, published by Grupo Multimedios, is another newspaper of high distribution, daily printing local editions in the most important Mexican cities.

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Monterrey has several radio stations broadcasting news, music, entertainment, and culture for the city.

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Monterrey, commonly known as the Rayados del Monterrey, uses the Estadio BBVA Bancomer, a facility sponsored by BBVA Bancomer and other important businesses.

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Monterrey has been champion of the Little League World Series three times, and has been host of Major League Baseball games.

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The Sultanes de Monterrey are a Mexican League baseball team in the Northern Division.

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In 2004, Monterrey hosted the World Karate Federation Senior World Championships.

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In 2007, Monterrey hosted the Women's WTBA World Tenpin Bowling Championships.

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The Monterrey Open was a golf tournament on the U S -based second tier professional Nike Tour, later named the Nationwide Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour, from 1993 to 2001.

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In 2010, Monterrey hosted the International Ice Hockey Federation World U18 Championship at the Monterrey Ice Complex.

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Centauros Rugby Club Monterrey was founded in 2010 and is affiliated with the FMRU .

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