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Villahermosa

Villahermosa
Administration
Full nameVillahermosa
Official nameVillahermosa
CountryMexico
StateTabasco
Founded24 June 1564
Government
MayorJesus Ali de la Torre (PRI)
Geography
Total Area23.62 sq mi (61.2 km2)
Metro Area622.4 sq mi (1612 km2)
Elevation32.8 ft (10 m)
Demography
Total Population640359 (2010 census)
Other information
Time zoneCentral Standard Time (UTC-6)

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Villahermosa (-esbi.ʎa.eɾˈmo.sa, Beautiful Village) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Villahermosa reported a population of 658,524 in the 2005 census, whereas its Centro municipality had 558,524 inhabitants. The municipality covers an area of 1,612 km2 (622.4 sq mi). The city is located at 863 kilometers from Mexico City, and 998 kilometers from Cancún, making it the virtual equidistant stopover point between these two world-renowned centers of tourism.


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