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Tamaulipas is a rich and diverse border state to which nature has granted 458 kilometers of coastline in the Gulf of Mexico. Its most important economic activity is the manufacturing industry, however, its development has also been reflected in other areas such as agriculture, livestock and oil.

It is the sixth state in terms of territorial extension; It has extensive natural grasslands and a livestock sector with a long tradition, its main products being beef and pork. The municipalities that stand out in the livestock sector are Aldama, Altamira and González.

The value of its agricultural production reaches it to be in the tenth national place, while in fishing it occupies the seventh position. Its main crops are sorghum, corn, sugar cane and orange. In its coasts, species such as shrimp, mojarra, trout and crab are mainly exploited.

Almost 70% of its arable land goes to sorghum crops, placing the state as the first producer nationwide.

Thanks to its privileged location, Tamaulipas is a strategic place for commercial exchange with the United States, the main partner of Mexico. As for export, the most important products for the state are tomato, lemon, cattle, vegetables, onions and chili.

The state has more than 400 kilometers of coastline in the Gulf of Mexico, from Playa Bagdad to Playa Miramar, where it offers its visitors a wide variety of opportunities for recreation on its beautiful beaches, as well as the practice of sport fishing and activities aquatic where you can enjoy the delights of the sea.

Tamaulipas is a national leader in hunting tourism and sport fishing, its diversity of species makes it an optimal environment for the practice of hunting. In the entity there are abundant species such as the white wing pigeon, quail, huilota pigeon, duck, goose, crane and white-tailed deer.

The state is also recognized for occupying the first place in sport fishing in inland waters, where species such as the largemouth bass stand out. Tamaulipas has several dams which offer excellent conditions to practice this activity.

The El Cielo Biosphere Reserve is located in the southeastern region of the state. This protected natural area has waterfalls in the upper part of the mountain. Other ideal areas for hiking are the Cañón de la Servilleta, the Cañón del Novillo and Miquihuana, the latter has as main attraction a beautiful hill that reaches a height of 3564 m. above sea level, this region is a natural habitat for the black bear and white-tailed deer.

Tamaulipas, according to the Secretariat of Energy occupies important site in exploitation of non-metals minerals (sand, sulfur, bentonutam, limestone, gravel, stones of dimensions and salt) The area of ​​Mante and Victoria is characterized by high potential in non-metals such as sand , gravel, asbestos and minerals such as barite. From 7 registered companies in Victoria, 6 are crushers, one marketed marble.

Source: Offices of the Governor, Civic Development Office

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