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Monterrey is the capital city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico. The city is anchor to the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico and is ranked as the ninth-largest city in the nation. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north of the country and is the base of many significant international corporations. It is Mexico's second richest city. Monterrey is one of Mexico's most developed cities, with the highest per capita income in the nation, and is regarded as a highly developed city. Rich in history and culture, Monterrey is often regarded as the most "Americanized" city in the entire country, even above the cities along the U.S-Mexico border. As an important industrial and business center, the city is also home to an array of Mexican companies. Monterrey is located in northeast Mexico, at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental. The recorded history of Monterrey starts in 1596, with its founding by Diego de Montemayor. In the years after the Mexican War of Independence, Monterrey became an important business center. With the establishment of Fundidora Monterrey, the city experienced industrial growth.


Fountain Of Life (Fuente de la Vida) is a large bronze sculpture dedicated to water. It is located at a height Macroplaza Padre Mier and Zaragoza at the Centre. It was designed by Spanish sculptor Luis Sanguino and was erected by the State Government in December 1984. The sculpture consists of a figure of Neptune, the ancient Roman god of the seas and oceans, and eight figures, including lions, horses and women. The Fountain of Life was produced to commemorate the hydraulic plan that, among other works, including the construction of a dam Prieto, this plan aimed primary hydraulic solve the problem of water supply in the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey.

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