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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.

Sierra de Picachos and Falcon Lake, Texas, USA and Mexico

26.6N 99.2W

January 27th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains

USA - January 5th, 2012

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the Sierra de Picachos, in the state of Nuevo Léon, Mexico, appearing as an oval area of mountains near the left edge. The mountains cover a surface area of 1405 km². It ranges from 400 to 1200 meters above sea level.

Visible northeast of the range, near the right edge, is the Falcon International Reservoir, commonly called Falcon Lake. It is a reservoir on the Rio Grande 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Laredo, Texas, USA, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The huge lake is bounded by Starr and Zapata counties on the Texas side of the international border and the municipality and city of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero on the Tamaulipas side of the border. The reservoir was formed by the construction of the Falcon Dam to provide water conservation, irrigation, flood control, and hydroelectricity to the area.

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).

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.

Cerro el Hongo in Tamaulipas, Mexico

24.5N 99W

December 6th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Mexico - December 6th, 2010

This APM image shows parts of the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León in eastern Mexico. The terrain changes from flat, to hilly as one moves southwards, with a ridge of mountains visible near the bottom.

This ridge is known as Cerro el Hongo, or the “Mushroom Peak”. Its maximum elevation is about 1800 meters (5905 feet). The ridge is located in the state of Tamaulipas.