is a state in the north-east of Mexico
. Tamaulipas borders on the Mexican states of Veracruz
to the south, San Luis Potosi
to the south-west, and Nuevo Leon
to the west. To the east Tamaulipas fronts the Gulf of Mexico
; to the north Tamaulipas borders Texas
, United States of America
. According to the 2000
census, Tamaulipas had a population of 2,753,222 people.
The capital of Tamaulipas is Ciudad Victoria. Also in Tamaulipas are the cities of Ciudad Madero, Matamoros, Miramar[?], Nuevo Laredo[?], Reynosa, Río Bravo[?], and Tampico.
The first permanent Spanish settlement in the area was Tampico in 1554.
What is now Tamaulipas was first incorporated as a separate province of New Spain in 1746 with the name Nuevo Santander.
- ISO 3166-2 is MX-TAM.
- The state of Tamaulipas is sub-divided into 43 estates.
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