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General Escobedo, or simply Escobedo, is a city and municipality in Nuevo Leon, Mexico that is part of the Monterrey Metropolitan area. As of the census of 2005, the population was 295,131 in the city and 299,364 in the municipality. The municipality has an area of around 205 km2 and shares borders to the south with San Nicolas de los Garza, Monterrey and Santa Catarina; to the north with Hidalgo and El Carmen; to the east with Apodaca and Salinas Victoria; and to the west with Garcia.
The city was named after the General Mariano Escobedo.
Escobedo was known as "Topo de los Ayala" and was under Monterrey's juridiction in 1830, it was until 1867 that it was separated from the San Nicolas de los Garza municipality under gobernor Jeronimo Trevino and was thus decreted on February 24, 1868 becoming the "Villa de Gral. Escobedo".