García, Nuevo León

Nuevo León Monterrey General Escobedo
García
Coat of arms of García
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
In Unitate Superatio
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Coordinates: 25°49′N 100°35′W / 25.817°N 100.583°W / 25.817; -100.583Coordinates: 25°49′N 100°35′W / 25.817°N 100.583°W / 25.817; -100.583
CountryMexico
StateNuevo León
Founded1583
Government
 • MayorJaime Rodríguez (PRI logo (Mexico).svg PRI)
Area
 • City853.20 km2 (329.42 sq mi)
Elevation
697 m (2,287 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • City145,867
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Metro
4,150,000
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
Websitewww.garcianl.gob.mx[permanent dead link]

García is a municipality located to the northwest of the Monterrey metropolitan area in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. García had, according to the 2005 census, a population of 145,867 persons.[1] It borders the municipalities of Mina, Escobedo and Hidalgo to the north; to the south and east with Santa Catarina; and to the west with the state of Coahuila.

Origin of the name

The municipality was named in honor of a Nuevo León native Joaquín García, who was born in the city and who served two terms as governor of the state of Nuevo León. Before the name change, the municipality was called Hacienda de San Juan el Bautista de Pesquería Grande.[2]

Economy

Aviacsa,[3] before they ceased operations, and Nemak, a part of ALFA have their headquarters in the city. Johnson Controls, the largest American auto battery company, has its lead acid battery recycling plant located in Garcia.

References

  1. ^ Link to tables of population data from Census of 2010 Archived March 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  2. ^ "García, Nuevo León", Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Archived 2007-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 16–22, 2004. 93.