Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, in a 1,800 - foot high valley, the city of Monterrey was officially founded in 1596 when Don Diego Montemayor arrived with twelve families and settled in the valley which is dominated by a 5,700 - foot double peaked peak named Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Hill) which is the most famous trademark of Monterrey and can be seen from many parts of the city.
Monterrey is close to the United States both in distance and latitude. Its strategic location - 145 miles south of Texas border - puts it nearer to the United States than to Mexico City. Monterrey is the capital of Nuevo Leon, a Mexican state that shares its northern border with Texas. The climate during summer fluctuates between 30o and 40o C and a few times in winter may drop to 0o C.
Today Monterrey is named the Industrial Capital of México. Four and one-half million people reside in this city, a metropolitan area that covers 950 squared miles. One of the most prosperous area of Monterrey is the municipality of San Pedro Garza García, in which Colegio Inglés is located. This area is considered an example in all the country because of its safety.
Monterrey's business pulse beats strong and steady. Second only to México City in the number of business travelers who arrive every year, it is home to some of the country's largest corporations and those companies which are not headquarter here often have satellite offices in the city. This is the hometown of conglomerates such a Cemex (cement), Vitro (glass) Cydsa (chemicals), Protexa (offshore drilling platforms), Imsa (steel) and Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc (brewery). Monterrey is also famous for the prestige of its universities like ITESM and UDEM.
Monterrey is unique for its combination of industry, tradition and natural landscapes. It also offers a wide range of museums, shops, sports facilities, historical monuments, theaters, cinemas and restaurants.
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