Other cities in the 956 area code include: Pharr, Harlingen, Weslaco, San Benito, Alamo, Mercedes, Donna, Rio Grande City, Hidalgo, Roma, Raymondville, Los Fresnos, La Feria, Elsa, Progreso, Port Isabel, Penitas, La Joya, Cotulla, Sullivan City, Edcouch, Combes, South Padre Island, Santa Rosa, Rio Hondo, La Villa, Lyford, Los Indios, Encinal, and Marietta.
Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 236,091, making it the tenth-most populous city in the state of Texas and third-most populated on the Mexico–United States border, after San Diego, California, and El Paso, Texas. Its metropolitan area is the 178th-largest in the U.S. and includes all of Webb County, with a population of 250,304. Laredo is also part of the cross-border Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area with an estimated population of 636,516.
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. It is the sixteenth most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population at the 2010 census of 175,023 and an estimated population in 2014 of 183,046. It is located at the southernmost tip of Texas, on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area population at 420,392, making it the ninth most populous metropolitan area in the state of Texas. In addition, the international Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area was estimated to have a population of 1,136,995.
The 956 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in CDT is 4:28 AM on Jul 07, 2020.