Ciudad Santa Catarina

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Ciudad Santa Catarina
Coordinates: 25 ° 14 ′  N , 100 ° 27 ′  W
Map: Nuevo León
Ciudad Santa Catarina
Ciudad Santa Catarina on the map of Nuevo León
Basic data
Country Mexico
State Nuevo León
Municipio Santa Catarina
Residents 299,500  (2019)
Detailed data
height 690  m
Time zone UTC −6
Casa de la cultura santa catarina.jpg

Ciudad Santa Catarina is a city in the Mexican state of Nuevo León , which is part of the Zona Metropolitana de Monterrey . It is located in the southwestern part of the metropolitan area and is the capital of the Municipio Santa Catarina


Santa Catarina is about 15 kilometers southwest of central Monterrey . City and town rank sixth by population within the state.


The name of this city comes from the Catholic Saint Catherine of Alexandria . The city of Santa Catarina was not "founded" in the traditional way. In the beginning it was just a resting place for travelers between Monterrey and Saltillo , which gradually developed into its own settlement. The first registered name was "Estancia de Santa Catarina".

During the French intervention in Mexico in the second half of the 19th century , President Benito Juárez spent a few days in Santa Catarina when he traveled to Monterrey. During this time Santa Catarina was raised to a village. The village category was retained until 1979 when the state government granted it city status.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Cronología de Santa Catarina. Retrieved February 5, 2020 .