Reynosa


Reynosa
/rdday naw"sah/, n.
a city in N Tamaulipas, in E Mexico, on the Rio Grande. 193,653.

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Mexico
      city, north-central Tamaulipas estado (“state”), northeastern Mexico. It lies just across the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) from McAllen and Hidalgo, Texas, to which it is linked by toll bridge. Reynosa was founded in 1749 as part of a program to develop the Mexican interior. Subject to repeated floods, it was moved to higher ground, 300 feet (90 m) above sea level, in 1802. Its inhabitants were among the first to rebel against Spanish rule in 1810. The state congress declared Reynosa a city in 1926.

      Its economy, based in part on cattle raising and land cultivation, was improved considerably with the introduction of irrigation in 1935, improving pasturage and greatly expanding production of cotton, sugarcane, corn (maize), and other crops. The city's oil refineries and petrochemical plants serve the nearby fields, and pipelines carry natural gas to the U.S. and to Monterrey, 140 mi (225 km) to the southwest. It also has cotton mills, distilleries, sawmills, brick plants, and other industries. Reynosa is also a port of entry with a small tourist district and a transportation centre, accessible by highway, railroad, and air from major cities in southern Texas and northeastern Mexico. Pop. (2005) urban agglom., 633,730.

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