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Montemorelos is a small Mexican city head of the homonymous municipality, in the state of Nuevo León. It is located at 342 meters above sea level, on the left bank of the Pilón River, 82 km southeast of Monterrey. In 2005, the population was 53,854 inhabitants. The city is known for being an important citrus center. Within the campus is the also recognized Medical Center, popularly known as Hospital "La Carlota", name derived from an old hacienda very famous in the region. In Montemorelos you will find the Estrella biopark, with a large number of wild species in its habitat. Acquired fame at the beginning of 2002. It is located just 20 km from the municipal seat on the road to Rayones N. L.

The mountain region in which Montemorelos is today is called the Great Chichimeca. The main nucleus of the municipality was formerly called Villa de San Mateo del Pilón. In the area archaeological works have been carried out since 1960 by Jeremiah Epstein and more recently by Moisés Valdés Moreno and Araceli Rivera. Few archaeological elements have been found: some mortars, jars, stoves, petroglyphs or cave paintings, botanical remains of animals, arrowheads, scrapers, etc. An important finding is that of the remains of a mammoth, arrowheads and hearths in 1996. It is difficult to determine which ethnic groups inhabited the Pilón Valley before the arrival of the Spaniards. Like all of northern Mexico, called chichimecas in general, they were nomadic and did not usually have large settlements.

The ecclesiastical archives between 1700 and 1750 speak of: Tlaxcaltecas, pelones, indios, pames, mulatos, otomíes, cadimas, turkeys, nazas, coyotes, wolves, erased, striped, and more.