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Location of Tamaulipas in the Mexican Republic

Tamaulipas is a Huastec word, it was given the name of Tamaholipa, what does it mean "place where there are high mountains"In huasteco. Others consider that this name comes from the combination of the words ol, which means "pray", and tam, which means amount or a lot; that is Tamaholipam it would mean "place where you pray a lot".

Tamaulipas is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer, and limits with the Texas state (United States) to the north, with the Mexican states of Veracruz and San Luis Potosí to the south, with state of Nuevo León to the west, and with the gulf of Mexico To the East.

The state of Tamaulipas is divided into 43 municipalities, according to the INEGI, the population census in the 2010 was of a total population of 2,268,554 inhabitants (1,616,201 men and 1,652,353 women), which represents the 2.9% of the national population and occupies the 13 ° place nationally by its number of inhabitants. Tamaulipas has an extension of 80,249 square kilometers (km2), represents the 4.09% of the country's surface.

The natural fact that the state has coasts in the Gulf of Mexico, allows to have an abundant marine fauna so much for the state consumption as to export the products of the sea. The territorial waters of the Tamaulipas coast are also used for navigation purposes.

With kilometers of beach on the Gulf of Mexico, the appearance of its landscape is contrasting. From wide plains, to high mountain ranges, passing through springs, caves and also, desert.

Its capital is Ciudad Victoria, although its most populated city is Reynosa.

One of its oldest activities is livestock and cotton farming.

The past and the present are linked in the customs and traditions of the people of Tamaulipas. The flavors of its gastronomy are particular.

Clothing, traditional dances, crafts and music are also part of their cultural heritage.

The people of Tamaulipas proudly preserve their traditions and customs, which are passed on from generation to generation.

Source: Offices of the Governor, Civic Development Office

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