Roma, Texas

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Roma is a city in Starr County, Texas, United States. The population was 9,617 at the 2000 census. The city is located along the Rio Grande, across from Ciudad Miguel Alemán in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

The city is also popularly known as Roma-Los Saenz, since the incorporated city also took the area known as Los Saenz.

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History

Roma was founded in 1765 and incorporated in 1936. It serves as a port of entry from Mexico into the U.S. via the Roma-Ciudad Miguel Alemán International Bridge. Prior to Texas's independence from Mexico in 1836, the town was listed as under the jurisdiction of the town of Mier, Mexico and served under Spanish rule. [1]

Geography

Roma is located at 26°24′22″N 99°0′20″W / 26.40611°N 99.00556°W / 26.40611; -99.00556 (26.406101, -99.005644)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (4.50%) is water.

The City of Roma is located along the Rio Grande, which is the dividing line between the United States and Mexico.

Notable people

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