Torreón is a metropolitan area in Mexico
Inhabitants: 1,180,000 (World Rank 390)
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The city of Torreón and surrounding municipality is a city in the Mexican state of Coahuila. As of 2005, the city's population was 548,723 with 577,477 in the municipality. The metropolitan population, including Matamoros, Coahuila, and Gómez Palacio and Lerdo in adjacent Durango, was 1,110,000. It is the ninth-biggest metropolitan area in the country and is one of Mexico's most important economic and industrial centers. Torreón is served by Francisco Sarabia International Airport, a small airport with flights to several cities in Mexico and the United States. Torreón is becoming rather Americanized, malls and amenities found in the United States are are beginning to grow into everyday lifestyles like their neighbors to the North. Torreón is an educational hub, and is its main economic stimuli, and the region is widely regarded to be the center of all of Northern Mexico when it comes to its Medical Institutions.