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About Laredo

244,731 in city
241,438 in metro
206 km² (80 mi²)
126.386001587 m
Affectionately known by many as "The Gateway City", Laredo is the chief port of entry on the US/Mexican border. The two countries are linked by a railroad bridge and two motor vehicle bridges across the Rio Grande River. The seat of Webb County, Laredo is an important river port as well as a center for agricultural products and natural gas production. The city was founded by Spaniards in 1755. It was separated into Nuevo Laredo , Tamaulipas, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe.

Metro Cities


No. of Buildings

No. Current status
204 All Buildings

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Hamilton Hotel 150 ft 1923
2 Rio Grande Plaza - 1975
3 Ramada Plaza Laredo - 1984
4 BBVA Compass Bank Building - 1926
5 Laredo Senior Citizens Home - 1965