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Nuevo León

Nuevo Leon
Full nameNuevo León
Native nameEstado Libre y Soberano de Nuevo León
Settlement typeState
MottoSemper Ascendens (Always Ascending)
AnthemHimno de Nuevo León
Largest CityMonterrey
AdmissionJuly 5, 1824
GovernorRodrigo Medina
SenatorsFernando Elizondo
Judith Díaz Delgado
Eloy Cantú Segovia
DeputiesFederal Deputies
• Ma. de Jesús Aguirre
• Eduardo Alonso Bailey
• Rogelio Cerda Pérez
• Benjamín Clariond
• Cristina Díaz
• Felipe Enríquez
• Ildefonso Guajardo
Marcela Guerra Castillo
• Fermín Montes
• Alejandro Balderas
• Felipe Cantú
• Gregorio Hurtado
• Baltazar Martínez
• Camilo Ramírez Puente
• Alfredo Rodríguez
• Guillermo Cueva Sada
• Rodrigo Pérez-Alonso
• Pedro Vázquez
• Reyes Tamez
Total Area24788.9 sq mi (64220 km2)
Highest Elevation12171.9 ft (3710 m)
Total Population4653458 (8th) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (14th) (0/sq mi)
DemonymNuevoleonés (a)
Neoleonés (a)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC−6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code64-67
Area codeArea codes
• 1
• 2
• 3
ISO 3166 codeMX-NLE
HDI(+) 0.872 high Ranked 3rd
GDPUS$ 132,655,000.00 mil 

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Nuevo León (-esˈnweβo leˈon, officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Nuevo León ( ) is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 51 municipalities and its capital city is Monterrey.

It is located in Northeastern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Tamaulipas to the north and east, San Luis Potosí to the south, and Coahuila to the west. To the north, Nuevo León has a 15 kilometer (9 mi) stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border adjacent to the U.S. state of Texas.

The state was named after the New Kingdom of León, an administrative territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

Besides its capital, other important cities are Guadalupe, Santa Catarina, San Nicolás de los Garza, and San Pedro Garza García, all of which are part of the Monterrey Metropolitan area.

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