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Laredo, Texas
City
City of Laredo
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Nickname(s): 
"The Gateway City" and "The City Under Seven Flags"
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Laredo is located in Texas
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Laredo is located in the United States
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Coordinates: 27°31′28″N 99°29′26″W / 27.52444°N 99.49056°W / 27.52444; -99.49056
Country United States
State Texas
County Webb
Metropolitan area Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area
Officially Founded August 25,1755
Settled as Villa de San Agustín de Laredo
Founded by Tomás Sánchez
Government
 • Type Council-manager
 • Mayor Pete Saenz (D)
 • City Council
Members
  • Rudy Gonzalez, Jr.
  • Vidal Rodriguez
  • Mercurio Martinez, III
  • Alberto Torres, Jr.
  • Nelly Vielma
  • Dr. Marte A. Martinez
  • George J. Altgelt
  • Roberto Balli
 • City manager Robert A. Eads (interim)
Rosario C. Cabello (interim)
 • Police chief Claudio Trevino
Area
 • City 102.6 sq mi (265.7 km2)
 • Land 101.1 sq mi (261.8 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Metro
161.76 sq mi (418.96 km2)
Elevation
438 ft (137.2 m)
Population
 (2012)
 • City 244,731 (US: 80th)
 • Metro
259,172 (US: 178th)
 • Demonym
Laredoan
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CST)
ZIP Codes
78040–78046, 78049
Area code 956
FIPS code 48-41464[1]
GNIS feature ID 1339633[2]
Airport Laredo International Airport KLRD (LRD)
Interstates I-35 (TX).svg Interstate 69W
U.S. Routes US 59.svg US 83.svg
Website laredotexas.gov