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Cities of Monterrey and Saltillo Divided by Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains, Mexico

25.6N 100.3W

October 25th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Mexico – October 22nd, 2012

Monterrey, the capital city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico, can be seen in the upper left quadrant of this image as a large grey expanse north of the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range.

Visible on the other side of the mountains is Saltillo, the capital and largest city of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. The city is located about 90 km west of Monterrey, Nuevo León.

Saltillo and Monterrey by Sierra Madre Oriental Range, Mexico

25.4N 100.9W

December 23rd, 2011 Category: Mountains

Mexico - December 22nd, 2011

Two large cities can be observed positioned among mountain ridges in northeastern Mexico, just right of the center of this image: Saltillo (just right of center) and Monterrey (slightly northeast of the former). Saltillo is the capital city of the state of Coahuila.

Monterrey is the capital city of the state of Nuevo León, with the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico. It lies north of the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range, east of the Cerro de las Mitras mountain, and west of Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Mountain).

Amistad Reservoir on USA-Mexico Border

29.4N 101W

December 4th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA and Mexico - November 17th, 2011

The Amistad Reservoir, visible in the center of this image, is a lake on the Rio Grande at its confluence with the Devils River. The lake stretches across the international border between USA and Mexico, and is bounded by Val Verde County on the Texas side of the border, and the state of Coahuila on the Mexican side.

The reservoir was formed in November, 1969 by the construction of Amistad Dam to provide flood control, water conservation, irrigation, hydroelectric power, and recreation to the area. The dam and lake are managed jointly by the governments of the United States and Mexico through the International Boundary and Water Commission.

Saltillo, Monterrey and Venustiano Carranza Reservoir, Mexico

25.6N 100.3W

February 4th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Mexico - January 16th, 2011

Two large cities can be observed nestled amidst mountain ridges in northeastern Mexico. To the east (lower right quadrant) is the city of Monterrey, the capital city of the state of Nuevo León. It has the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico.

West of Monterrey is Saltillo, the capital city of the state of Coahuila If the full Metropolitan Area is considered, making it the 20th biggest metro area in the country.

Visible to the north of the two cities, near the top edge, is the Venustiano Carranza Reservoir. Waters levels in the reservoir increased dramatically in early July 2010 due to incessant rains from Hurricane Alex, leading Mexican authorities to evacuate nearby towns for fears the dam would overflow.

El Coahuilón Mountain Range, Mexico

February 12th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Mexico - February 9th, 2009

Mexico - February 9th, 2009

El Coahuilón, identifiable as a dark greenish-brown arch, is a mountain range located on the southeast side of the Mexican state of Coahuila, extending into Nuevo León.

The highest peak in the formation is about 3460 metres high. These mountains are part of the Sierra Madre Oriental, a system that runs from northeastern Mexico to the south side of the country.

As the dark green color suggests, the landscape on the slopes of El Coahuilón is forest with pine, fir and other evergreen tree species. Furthermore, this ecosystem has plenty of evergreen oaks and bushes.

Two cities are visible near the mountain range: Saltillo and Monterrey. Both can be identified as flat, tan patches amidst the darker, hillier surrounding terrain.

Saltillo (center) is the capital city of the state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. The city is located 400km south of the Texas border, and 90km west of Monterrey.

Monterrey (northeast of Saltillo, above the arch of the mountain range) is the capital city of the state of Nuevo León. The city is ranked 2nd in terms of surface area in the country.

source Wikipedia