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Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan area

Reynosa–McAllen,[1] also known as McAllen–Reynosa,[2] or simply as Borderplex,[3] is one of the six bi-national metropolitan areas along the Mexico–U.S border. The city of Reynosa is situated on the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, on the southern bank of the Rio Grande, while the city of McAllen is located in the American state of Texas, directly north across the bank of the Rio Grande. This metropolitan area has a population of roughly 1,500,000,[4][5] making it the largest and most populous in the state of Tamaulipas, and third most populous in the U.S–Mexico border.

Primary urban area of Reynosa–McAllen
Primary urban area of Reynosa–McAllen
CountryUnited States United States
Mexico Mexico
StateTexas Texas
Tamaulipas Tamaulipas
Principal citiesReynosa
Río Bravo
 - Mission
 - Edinburg
 - Pharr
 (2010 est.)
 • Metro
1,500,000 (85th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

The Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan area has been the first, second, or third fastest growing urban areas in the United States over the past years.[6]




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  1. ^ "La Plaza Mall: McAllen, Texas" (PDF). Simon Property Group, L.P. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 January 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  2. ^ Pipkin, Seth. "Repertoires of Collaboration and Conflict in Divergent Development along The US-Mexico Border" (PDF). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  3. ^ MATT WHITTAKER (April 17, 2006). "Report: Maquiladoras not as charitable in Mexico as in U.S." The Brownsville Herald.
  4. ^ "McAllen Overview". McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  5. ^ "America: metropolitan areas (McAllen-Reynosa)". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Human and Social Aspects of Cross-Border Development in the McAllen/Reynosa Area" (PDF). UTPA. Retrieved 5 November 2011.