Ciudad Santa Catarina
|Ciudad Santa Catarina|
Coordinates: 25 ° 14 ′ N , 100 ° 27 ′ W
Ciudad Santa Catarina on the map of Nuevo León
|Time zone||UTC −6|
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.
- ^ Cronología de Santa Catarina. Retrieved February 5, 2020 .