Ciudad Juárez is the most populous city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The city is commonly referred to as simply Juárez. Juárez is the seat of the Juárez Municipality. It lies on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) river, south of El Paso, Texas, United States. Together with the surrounding areas, the cities form El Paso–Juárez.
Four international points of entry connect Ciudad Juárez and El Paso: the Bridge of the Americas, the Ysleta International Bridge, the Paso del Norte Bridge, and the Stanton Street Bridge. Combined, these bridges make Ciudad Juárez a major point of entry and transportation into the U.S. for all of central northern Mexico. The city has a growing industrial centre, which in large part is made up by more than 300 "maquiladoras" (assembly plants) located in and around the city. In 2008, fDi Magazine designated Ciudad Juárez "The City of the Future" for foreign direct investment.
Ciudad Juárez is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
Ciudad Juárez was ranked #906 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Ciudad Juárez has a population of over 1,332,131 people. Ciudad Juárez also forms part of the wider El Paso-Juárez metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,700,000 people.