Brownsville (Texas)

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Coordinates 25°55′49″N 97°29′4″W
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
Founded 1848
Incorporated February 7, 1853
Named for Fort Brown, named for Jacob Brown
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Demonym(s) Brownsvillian
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP Codes 78520–78523, 78526
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-10768
GNIS feature ID 1372749
Airport Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport KBRO (BRO)
Government (Type) Council-manager
Government (Mayor) Juan "Trey" Mendez
Government (City Council) Council members John Cowen, Jr.Rose M. Z. GowenNurith Galonsky PizanaJessica Tetreau-KalifaJoel MunguiaBen Neece
Government (City Manager) Noel Bernal
Government (City) 145.19 sq mi (376.03 km2)
Government (Land) 131.53 sq mi (340.66 km2)
Government (Water) 13.66 sq mi (35.37 km2) 4%
Government (Metro) 370.58 sq mi (905.76 km2)
Area (City) 145.19 sq mi (376.03 km2)
Area (Land) 131.53 sq mi (340.66 km2)
Area (Water) 13.66 sq mi (35.37 km2) 4%
Area (Metro) 370.58 sq mi (905.76 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 186,738
Population (2020) (Density) 1,420/sq mi (548.2/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban [β]) 217,585 (US: 145th)
Population (2020) (Urban density) 2,668.8/sq mi (1,030.4/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 421,017 (US: 130th)
Population (2020) (Metro density) 472.5/sq mi (182.4/km2)
Population (2020) (CSA) 441,181 (US: 94th)

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Brownsville (/ˈbraʊnzˌvɪl/) is a city in Cameron County in the U.S. state of Texas. It is on the western Gulf Coast in South Texas, adjacent to the border with Matamoros, Mexico. The city covers 145.2 sq mi (376.066 km2), and has a population of 186,738 as of the 2020 census. It is the 139th-largest city in the United States and 18th-largest in Texas. It is part of the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan area. The city is known for its year-round subtropical climate, deep-water seaport, and Hispanic culture.

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