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Brownsville, Texas

Brownsville Texas
Full nameCity of Brownsville
Official nameCity of Brownsville
Settlement typeCity
MottoOn the border by the sea...
CountryUSUnited States
City CouncilMayor Antonio "Tony" Martinez
Estela Chavez-Vasquez
Rose M. Z. Gowen
Ricardo Longoria, Jr.
Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa
Melissa Zamora
John Villarreal
City ManagerCharlie Cabler
Total Area147.5 sq mi (382 km2)
Land Area144.9 sq mi (375.3 km2)
Water Area2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
Elevation33 ft (10.1 m)
Total Population175,023 (city proper) (2010)
Density (pop.)458/km2 (1186.6/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)406220
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code956
FIPS code48-10768 
GNIS feature ID1372749 

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Brownsville is a city in the southernmost portion of the state of Texas, in the United States. It is located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Brownsville is the 16th largest city in the state of Texas and the 3rd largest city on the border of Texas with Mexico on the U.S. border side. As of 2010, Brownsville counts with a population of 175,023. In addition, the Matamoros-Brownsville Metropolitan Area counts with a population of 1,136,995.

Brownsville is the principal city of the Brownsville - Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Brownsville - Harlingen - Raymondville Combined Statistical Area.

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