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Ciudad Juárez, known in the past as Paso del Norte (Northern Pass), and commonly referred to by locals as simply Juárez, is a city and seat of the municipality of Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Juárez' estimated population is 1.5 million people. The city lies on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), south of El Paso, Texas. Ciudad Juárez and El Paso comprise the second largest bi-national metropolitan area on the Mexico-United States border (after San DiegoTijuana), with a combined population of over 2.7 million people.

The city was founded in 1659 by a Spanish missionary. It grew after Mexican became a republic, particularly in the 1880s. The city was renamed in honor of Benito Juárez in 1888, who'd stayed in El Paso de Norte for a time before he established his government-in-exile in the city of Chihuahua in 1863.

Ciudad Juárez in The House of DanielEdit

Juarez' economy was harmed when the United States repealed Prohibition, as Americans did not have to travel to Mexico to drink anymore. By 1934, it was said that the poor parts of Juarez made El Paso look like heaven, and Juarez itself looked like heaven when compared to the rural towns further south.[1]

Ciudad Juárez in Southern VictoryEdit

The town of Paso del Norte, Chihuahua was the site of the official handover of the two Mexican provinces of Chihuahua and Sonora to the CSA on June 14, 1881. During the Second Mexican War of that year, the town served as General Jeb Stuart's major supply route from Texas to his own forces in the two new territories.

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