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About Edinburg

The City of Edinburg has a population of more than 85,000 and is the county seat of Hidalgo County. Edinburg is home to many businesses, neighborhood developments, entertainment, and is also home to one of the UT System's leading schools, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

Founded on Oct. 10, 1908 and was known as “Chapin." Records indicate a Commission form of government was incorporated on Sept. 19, 1919, that at first consisted of one mayor and two commissioners. On May 5, 1928, a City Charter was adopted and recorded with the Secretary of State. On April 5, 1949, the present City Charter, and City Council-City Manager form of government was adopted and has been amended several times.

Edinburg is a pro-business community with an excellent quality of life, educational facilities and strong civic pride. It has been recognized as an All-America City three times by the National Civic League, placing it among a handful of outstanding communities in the nation. 

Good things are happening in Edinburg and you can experience and learn more by visiting the City's official tourism and visitor website.