Place:Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico


Coordinates26.91°N 101.422°W
Located inCoahuila, Mexico     (1500 - )
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Monclova, is a city and seat of the surrounding municipality of the same name in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila. According to the 2015 census there were 231,107 inhabitants in the city.[1] Its metropolitan area has 381,432 inhabitants and has a population density of 29.88 inhabitants per square kilometers.[1] Monclova is the third largest city and metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, after Torreón and Saltillo.

The city accounts for the highest production of steel of Mexico and Latin America, hence its nickname "The Steel Capital".

Today Monclova has one of the highest commercial, industrial and financial developments, and it is currently one of the cities with the lowest poverty rates in Mexico. Its metropolitan area is among the 10 most competitive urban areas in the country, and it also has the highest labor productivity.

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