Matamoros is a city in the north of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Matamoros is located at 25'52 North, 97'30 West, across the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo) from Brownsville, Texas, United States of America. In 2003 Matamoros had an estimated population of about 405,300 people.

Matamoros is about 1000km away from Mexico City and 571km from Houston, Texas. The city is named for Santiago Matamoros (Saint James the Moor-killer).

Mario Zolezzi Garcia is the current mayor as of 2003.

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See also: : Geography of Mexico, Mexico


The similarly-named place in Pennsylvania is spelled Matamoras.