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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.

Laguna Madre and Cities of Saltillo and Monterrey, USA and Mexico – January 11th, 2012

25.6N 100.3W

January 11th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Mexico and USA - January 10th, 2012

The flat, coastal plains near the Texas-Mexico border contrast with the mountain ranges in Mexico visible further inland. Two large cities can be observed by these mountain ridges: Saltillo (closer to left edge) and Monterrey (slightly northeast of the former).

Visible by the coast are two large lagoons. The thin, green one at the top right is the Laguna Madre, a long shallow hypersaline bay along the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, USA. It is separated by the roughly 20-mile (32 km) long Saltillo Flats land bridge into Upper and Lower bays. Cumulatively, Laguna Madre is approximately 130 miles (209 km) long, the length of Padre Island. The main extensions include, Baffin Bay in Upper Laguna Madre, Red Fish Bay just below the Saltillo Flats and South Bay (Texas) near the Mexican border.

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).

Gulf of Mexico Coast from Matagorda Bay to Laguna de Tamiahua, USA and Mexico

25.6N 100.3W

June 22nd, 2011 Category: Fires, Mountains

Mexico and USA - June 20th, 2011

Popcorn clouds dot the skies near the border between Texas, USA, and eastern Mexico, near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Numerous sediment-filled bays and lagoons can be observed along the coast, from Matagorda Bay at the top right corner to Laguna de Tamiahua at the bottom edge.

The former is a large estuary bay on the Texas coast, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Matagorda Peninsula. The latter is a brackish lagoon in the Mexican state of Veracruz, separated from the Gulf by Cabo Rojo, a barrier of quartzite sand deposited adjacent to the coast.

Inland, slightly southwest of the center of the image, is the city of Monterrey. 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). In the full image, smoke from a fire can be observed in the mountains southeast of the city.

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.