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Nuevo Leon is located in the northwest of Mexico. It is bordered by Coahuila on the north and west, Tamaulipas on the north and east, and Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi on the south. It shares a small stretch of border with Texas on the north, including an international bridge heavily traveled by commercial traffic. The Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range crosses the state in a southeastern path, resulting in a great variety of terrain and climate. The state was called by the Spanish "Nuevo Reino de Leon" (New Lion Kingdom) after the ancient Reino Ibero de Leon (Iberian Lion kingdom). After the Independence it took its current name. The capital is Monterrey. Nuevo Leon´s iron and steel industries were the first heavy industry in Latin America. The state also supports agricultural and textile enterprises.


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