Ciudad Juárez
Ciudad Juárez is a metropolitan area in Mexico
Inhabitants: 1,420,000 (World Rank 320)
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Ciudad Juárez, more commonly known as just Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. Juárez has an estimated population of 1,301,452 as of 2005 (the municipality, 1,313,338). It stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), across the border from El Paso, Texas. The two cities form a metropolitan area of more than 1.9 million people.[citation needed] More than 60,000 people[citation needed] cross the Juárez-El Paso border every day making it a major port of entry and transportation for all of central northern Mexico. The city has a growing industrial center which is made up in large part by the more than 300 maquiladoras (assembly plants) located in and around the city.