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Tamaulipas

Tamaulipas
Administration
Full nameTamaulipas
Native nameEstado Libre y Soberano de Tamaulipas
Settlement typeState
Motto Aunque Rústicos, Estas Armas Cuya Luz Ha Venido De Esta Cruz y Son De Linaje y Casa De Escandón (Even Rustic, These Arms Whose Light Has Come From This Cross; And Are Lineage And House Of Escandon)
AnthemHimno de Tamaulipas
CapitalCiudad Victoria
Largest CityReynosa
AdmissionFebruary 7, 1824
Order14th
Government
GovernorEgidio Torre Cantú
SenatorsJulián Sacramento
Nelly González
Amira Gómez Tueme
DeputiesFederal Deputies
• Vacant
• Carlos Flores Rico
• Laura García Dávila
• Javier Gil Ortiz
• Alejandro Guevara
• Mercedes Guillén
• Baltazar Hinojosa
• Cruz López Aguilar
• Edgardo Melhem
• José Francisco Rábago
• Felipe Solís Acero
• Cristabell Zamora
• Norma Leticia Salazar
Geography
Total Area30947.6 sq mi (80175 km2)
Highest Elevation10761.2 ft (3280 m)
Demography
Total Population3268554 (13th) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (21st) (0/sq mi)
DemonymTamaulipeco (a)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC−6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code87-89
Area codeArea codes 1 and 2
• 482
• 831
• 832
• 833
• 834
• 835
• 836
• 841
• 867
• 868
• 891
• 894
• 897
• 899
ISO 3166 codeMX-TAM
HDI(+) 0.850 high Ranked 10th
GDPUS$ 20,789,236.56 th 

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Tamaulipas (-estamauˈlipas) officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Tamaulipas ( ) is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 43 municipalities and its capital city is Ciudad Victoria. The capital city was named after Guadalupe Victoria, the first President of Mexico.

It is located in Northeastern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Veracruz to the southeast, San Luis Potosí to the southwest and Nuevo León to the west. To the north, it has a 370 km (142.9 mi) stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border along the state of Texas.

The name Tamaulipas is derived from Tamaholipa, a Huastec term in which the tam- prefix signifies "place where." As yet, there is no scholarly agreement on the meaning of holipa, but "high hills" is a common interpretation.

In addition to the capital city, the state's largest cities include Reynosa, Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, and Tampico.


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