Monclova (mŏnclōvə) [key], city (1990 pop. 177,792), central Coahuila state, Mexico. Situated on the northern end of the Sierra Madre Oriental, it is a regional commercial and industrial center. Monclova's chief industry is the production of iron and steel. It is the third largest city in Coahuila state.

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