The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) aka, The Valley, is an area located in the southernmost tip of South Texas. It lies along the northern bank of the Rio Grande, which separates Mexico from the United States.
The region is made up of four counties: Starr County, Hidalgo County, Willacy County, and Cameron County. The Rio Grande Valley is the biggest metro area on the U.S.-Mexico border with a population of 2.3 million people. The metro area includes the Valley and northern Tamaulipas cities such as Matamoros, Rio Bravo, Reynosa and Mier.
The region is the third largest metro area in Texas, behind only Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston and within the top 25 metro areas in the nation.
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Sources: Wikipedia, The Rio Grande Guardian
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