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Piedras Negras Travel Guide, Mexico

The city of Piedras Negras is situated in the state of Coahuila, Mexico. The city of Piedras Negras is also the seat for the municipality of Piedras Negras. The city of Piedras Negras is situated in the north eastern side of Coahuila and shares its border with the United States of America. The city of Piedras Negras is situated in the proximity of Rio Grande River.

In Spanish language the name Piedras Negras means “black rocks” which was chosen because the city of Piedras Negras is very rich in terms of coal deposits. Although there used to be huge coal reserves in the city of Piedras Negras during its early years, in last decades the quantity of coal present in the city of Piedras Negras has diminished considerably. Now two different coal powered plants namely Carbón 2 and José López Portillo are situated around 50 kilometers from the city of Piedras Negras.

The annual average temperature for the city of Piedras Negras is around 20 degree Celsius. The climate for the city of Piedras Negras is hot and semi arid. Summers for the city of Piedras Negras are very hot and in many cases the temperature goes over 40 degrees Celsius. The months between May and September are the hottest months for the city of Piedras Negras. The average temperature for the city of Piedras Negras during these months is around 28 degree Celsius. The city of Piedras Negras does experience drought conditions in many cases, yet during many months, rainfall can reach around 3 inches which is huge for a city that also faces drought conditions.

As per the census of 2005 the population for the city of Piedras Negras was around 142000 inhabitants. The city of Piedras Negras stretches over an area of around 915 square kilometers and the altitude for the city of Piedras Negras is around 250 meters.

In the last decades the level of education in the city of Piedras Negras has improved considerably with many national and international universities opening up.

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