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Brownsville is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Brownsville is the 15th largest city in the state of Texas and the 129th largest in the US. The population was 139,722 at the 2000 census. Brownsville is the southernmost city in Texas.

Brownsville is the principal city of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville Combbined Statistical Area.

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  1. Brownsville was used to smuggle Confederate goods into Mexico during the Civil War.
  2. The first battle of the Mexican-American war was held only five miles from what is today known as downtown Brownsville.
  3. An international bridge connects Brownsville to Matamoros, Mexico.

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