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Hidalgo County, Texas

78539, 78540

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The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Edinburg is approximately 29,885 (1990), 77100 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,206 (1990), 23099 (2010).
The amount of land area in Edinburg is 36.561 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.105 sq kilometers.
The distance from Edinburg to Washington DC is 1533 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 277 miles. (as the crow flies)
Edinburg is positioned 26.29 degrees north of the equator and 98.16 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near the Mexican border in southest Texas.
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Edinburg is the county seat of Hidalgo County, in the Rio Grande Valley. It is the home ofUniv. of Texas-Pan American (formerly Pan American College). About 80 % of Texas' citrus industry is located in Hidalgo County. The Rio Star grapefruit is one of several patented varieties of citrus developed inthe Rio Grande Valley.

Tourism is an important industry to Edinburg, and many "Winter Texans" come to stay each year, enjoying the mild weather( seldom below 40%F), the pick-your-own citrus orchards, shopping trips to Mexico, and social events at the tourist centers. UT-Pan American also offers concerts, plays, and Mexican Folklorico dancing.

Hidalgo County Historical Museum
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