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Brownsville, Texas
City
City of Brownsville
Top to bottom, left to right: Cameron County Courthouse, a statue from the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, Resaca de la Palma Battlefield, a giraffe from the Gladys Porter Zoo, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and the McNair House
Top to bottom, left to right: Cameron County Courthouse, a statue from the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, Resaca de la Palma Battlefield, a giraffe from the Gladys Porter Zoo, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and the McNair House
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Nickname(s): 
Chess Capital of Texas[1]
Motto(s): 
"On the Border, By the Sea!"
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Coordinates: 25°55′49″N 97°29′4″W / 25.93028°N 97.48444°W / 25.93028; -97.48444Coordinates: 25°55′49″N 97°29′4″W / 25.93028°N 97.48444°W / 25.93028; -97.48444
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Cameron
Founded 1848
Incorporated February 7, 1853
Named for Jacob Brown
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Juan “Trey” Mendez
 • City Commission John Cowen, Jr (At-Large "A");

Rose M. Z. Gowen (At-Large "B"); Nurith Galonsky Pizana (District 1); Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa (District 2); Joel Munguia (District 3);

Ben Neece (District 4)
 • City Manager Noel Bernal
Area
[2][3][4][α]
 • City 84.867 sq mi (219.805 km2)
 • Land 81.528 sq mi (211.157 km2)
 • Water 3.339 sq mi (8.648 km2)  4%
 • Metro
370.58 sq mi (905.76 km2)
Elevation
33 ft (10 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City 175,023 (US: 131st)
 • Estimate 
(2018)[5][α]
183,392
 • Urban
[β]
217,585 (US: 145th)
 • Urban density 2,668.8/sq mi (1,030.4/km2)
 • Metro
420,392 (US: 126th)
 • Metro density 1,602.2/sq mi (618.6/km2)
 • CSA
444,059 (US: 93rd)
Demonym(s) Brownsvillian
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
78520, 78521, 78522, 78523, 78526
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-10768[6]
GNIS feature ID 1372749[7]
Airport Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport KBRO (BRO)
Website www.cob.us
α. ^ 1 2 Area, city density, metro population/density and CSA population/density as of the 2017 estimate.[8][9]
β. ^ Urban population/density as of the 2010 Census.[10]