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Ciudad Acuna, also known simply as Acuna, (originally Garza Galan, later Villa Acuna) is a city located in the Mexican state of Coahuila, at [show location on an interactive map] 29°19'9?N 100°56'3?W? / ?29.31917, -100.93417 and a mean height above sea level of 280 meters. It stands on the Rio Grande (locally known as the Rio Bravo), which at this point marks the U.S.-Mexico border, and offers two border crossings via Lake Amistad Dam International Crossing and Del Rio-Ciudad Acuna International Bridge with the neighbouring city of Del Rio in the U.S. state of Texas. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Acuna. In the 2005 census the city had a population of 134,232, whereas the municipality's population was 146,238. The city is the fifth-largest community in the state.
The Del Rio-Ciudad Acuna Metropolitan Area (DR-CA) is the seventh bi-national metropolitan areas along the United States-Mexican border. The city of Del Rio is situated in the U.S. state of Texas on the north of the Rio Grande and Ciudad Acuna is located in the Mexican state of Coahuila south of the river. This metropolitan area is also known as "Tierra de la Amistad".
The Del Rio Micropolitan Area's population was 48,145 people in 2006, and the Ciudad Acuna Metropolitan Area's population was 174,669 people in 2008.
The 2008 population of Greater Del Rio-Ciudad Acuna Metropolitan Area 222,81