Brief information about the Ciudad Juárez
Ciudad Juárez Ciudad Juárez (HWAH-rez; Juarez City. Spanish pronunciation: [sjuˈðað ˈxwaɾes] ) is the most populous city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The city is commonly referred to as only Juárez, and was known as El Paso del Norte (The Annals of the North) until 1888.
Juárez is the chair of this Juárez Municipality having a estimated population of 1.5 million people. It is determined by the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) river, south of El Paso, Texas, United States (U. S.). Together with the surrounding regions, the cities form the 2nd metropolitan area on the Mexico-U, El Paso-Juárez.
S. border (after San Diego-Tijuana), with a combined population of over 2.7 million people. Four global points of entrance join El Paso and Ciudad Juárez: the Bridge of the Americas, the Ysleta International Bridge, the Paso del Norte Bridge, along with the Stanton Street Bridge.
Together, these bridges allowed 22,958,472 crossings in 2008, making Ciudad Juárez a major point of entrance and transportation into the U. S. for all central, northern Mexico. The city has a growing industrial center, which in large area is composed by more than 300 "maquiladoras" (assembly plants) situated in and about the city.
According to some 2007 New York Times article, Ciudad Juárez was "absorbing more new industrial property space than any other North American city". In 2008, fDi Magazine designated Ciudad Juárez "The City of the Future".