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Chihuahua

Chihuahua is located in northern Mexico. It is the largest Mexican state with an area of 95,400.8 square miles which earns it the nickname El Estado Grande (The Big State). The capital of Chihuahua shares the same name as the state itself. Chihuahua is also home to Ciudad Juárez, one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The state of Chihuahua is bordered on the south by Durango, on the east by Coahuila, on the west by Sonora and on the southwest by Sinaloa. On the north, American states New Mexico and Texas border Chihuahua. The climate of Chihuahua is dry to semi-arid although the state does receive regular rainfall. The state of Chihuahua is home to 3.2 million persons. The economy was once focused on timber production and livestock, but now the economy is most made up of maquiladoras, or export orientated manufacturing. The other economic sectors are breweries and tourism to Copper Canyon.

Chihuahua has the longest stretch of the US-Mexico border on the Mexican side. Chihuahua shares six border crossing points with the United States including Antelope Wells, New Mexico with El Berrendo, Chihuahua; Columbus, New Mexico with Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua; Santa Teresa, New Mexico with San Jerónimo, Chihuahua; El Paso, Texas with Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; Fabens, Texas with Práxedis G. Guerrero, Chihuahua; and Presidio, Texas with Ojinaga, Chihuahua. These points are crossed more than 60,000 times every day which make them economic and industrial hubs.

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