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Apodaca (Spanish pronunciation: [apoˈðaka]) is a city and its surrounding municipality that is part of Monterrey Metropolitan area. It lies in the northeastern part of the metropolitan area. As of the 2005 census, the city had a population of 393,195 and the municipality had a population of 418,784.[1] The municipality has an area of 183.5 km2. The fourth-largest city in the state (after Monterrey, Guadalupe, and San Nicolás de los Garza), Apodaca is one of the fastest-growing cities in Nuevo León and an important industrial center.

Apodaca
Motto(s): 
Progreso con Libertad y Justicia (Progress with Freedom and Justice)
Apodaca location.png
Coordinates: 25°47′N 100°11′W / 25.783°N 100.183°W / 25.783; -100.183Coordinates: 25°47′N 100°11′W / 25.783°N 100.183°W / 25.783; -100.183
CountryMexico
StateNuevo León
Founded1585
Government
 • MayorRaymundo Flores Elizondo (PRI logo (Mexico).svg PRI)
Area
 • City183.5 km2 (70.8 sq mi)
Elevation
405 m (1,329 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • City523,370
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
 • Metro
4,150,000
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
Websitewww.apodaca.gob.mx

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Apodaca (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40.0
(104.0)
42.0
(107.6)
48.0
(118.4)
50.0
(122.0)
47.5
(117.5)
46.0
(114.8)
47.0
(116.6)
45.0
(113.0)
44.0
(111.2)
41.0
(105.8)
41.0
(105.8)
38.0
(100.4)
50.0
(122.0)
Average high °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
24.7
(76.5)
29.5
(85.1)
33.1
(91.6)
35.0
(95.0)
36.9
(98.4)
37.2
(99.0)
37.3
(99.1)
34.0
(93.2)
30.0
(86.0)
26.4
(79.5)
23.3
(73.9)
30.9
(87.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
15.4
(59.7)
19.5
(67.1)
23.3
(73.9)
25.8
(78.4)
27.8
(82.0)
28.0
(82.4)
28.2
(82.8)
25.7
(78.3)
21.7
(71.1)
17.7
(63.9)
14.5
(58.1)
21.8
(71.2)
Average low °C (°F) 5.1
(41.2)
6.1
(43.0)
9.5
(49.1)
13.5
(56.3)
16.7
(62.1)
18.8
(65.8)
18.9
(66.0)
19.0
(66.2)
17.5
(63.5)
13.5
(56.3)
9.0
(48.2)
5.7
(42.3)
12.8
(55.0)
Record low °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−7.5
(18.5)
−5.0
(23.0)
0.0
(32.0)
2.5
(36.5)
7.0
(44.6)
8.0
(46.4)
7.0
(44.6)
3.0
(37.4)
−2.0
(28.4)
−5.0
(23.0)
−8.5
(16.7)
−8.5
(16.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16.4
(0.65)
19.8
(0.78)
15.5
(0.61)
39.9
(1.57)
51.5
(2.03)
63.2
(2.49)
65.9
(2.59)
68.7
(2.70)
150.8
(5.94)
54.1
(2.13)
20.4
(0.80)
22.3
(0.88)
588.5
(23.17)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.5 3.6 2.7 3.9 5.4 4.6 3.9 5.2 8.1 5.1 3.3 3.5 52.8
Source: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[2][3]

TransportationEdit

Two airports, General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (IATA: MTY) and Del Norte International Airport (IATA: NTR), are located in Apodaca.

VivaAerobus Airline and Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte have their corporate headquarters on the grounds of Escobedo Airport.[4][5]

EconomyEdit

The municipality of Apodaca is one of the major industrial centers of the state of Nuevo León. Apodaca's economy is founded basically in manufacturing operations and services.

American companies such as Whirlpool, General Electric, Polaris Industries, Callaway Golf Company, Parker Hannifin, Visteon among many others have manufacturing operations in Apodaca. Japanese companies such as Denso, Korean companies as LG, Chinese companies as Lenovo, and Danish companies such as Danfoss also have manufacturing facilities in Apodaca.

Las Cruces Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole golf course is located in Apodaca.[6]

CultureEdit

Due to its proximity to Monterrey, Apodaca also served as an origin for many grupero music bands such as Bronco and Los Baron De Apodaca.

EducationEdit

The Asociacion Regiomontana de Lengua Japonesa A.C. (モンテレー補習授業校 Monterē Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a Japanese supplementary school, was previously based in Apodaca.[7]

Origin of the nameEdit

The city is named after Dr. Salvador Apodaca, Bishop of the city of Linares, who was born in Guadalajara in 1769.[8]

 
San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church and Parish located on the central square in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 Archived March 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  2. ^ "Estado de Nuevo Leon-Estacion: Apodaca". Normales Climatologicas 1951–2010 (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorologico Nacional. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Apodac 1964–2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Contact Archived 2009-09-26 at the Wayback Machine." VivaAerobus. Retrieved on October 15, 2009. "HEADQUARTERS:Aeropuerto de Monterrey, Terminal C, Zona de carga Carretera Miguel Alemán Km. 24 Apodaca, Nuevo León, México "
  5. ^ "Contact Us." Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte. Retrieved on February 18, 2011. "Headquarters Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey, Zona de Carga Aérea Carretera Miguel Alemán Km. 24 S/N Apodaca, NL., México. CP 66600."
  6. ^ "Las Cruces Golf and Country Club"
  7. ^ "中南米の補習授業校一覧." Japanese Ministry of Education. October 29, 2000. Retrieved on January 11, 2017. "ポルト・アレグレ 休 校 中 サルバドール 休 校 中 " and "モンテレー ASOCIACION REGIOMONTANA DE LENGUA JAPONESA BLVD.PARQUE INDUSTRIAL 502,APODACA,N.L.MEXICO"
  8. ^ "Apodaca", Encilopedia de los Municipios de México Archived March 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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