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Tamaulipas and Estado Libre y Soberano de Tamaulipas

  • Coordinates: 24°17′N 98°34′W Google Map
  • Area 30,650 square miles (79,384 square km).
  • Pop. (2010) 3,268,554.
  • Capital: Ciudad Victoria

Admitted to Statehood: February 7, 1824

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)

Anthem: Himno de Tamaulipas

  • Composed in 1926 by Rafael Antonio Pérez Pérez, set to music by Alfredo Tamayo Marín. Normally, only the chorus, first verse and chorus are sung in public.

Paved highways connect all the major towns, and the railway connecting Monterrey (Nuevo León) and Tampico traverses the state, passing through Ciudad Victoria. The larger cities all have airports.

Brief History History of Tamaulipas, Mexico on history.com

Early History/Indigenous Native Americans

  • According to archeological evidence, nomadic tribes may have occupied the region as early as 6000 B.C. The first settlements are thought to have occurred around 4000 B.C.
  • Tamaulipas was originally populated by the Olmec people and later by Chichimec and Huastec tribes.
  • Between 1445 and 1466, Mexica (or Aztec) armies commanded by Moctezuma I Ilhuicamina conquered much of the territory and transformed it into a tributary region for the Mexica empire. However, the Aztecs never fully conquered certain Indigenous groups in the area, including the Comanche and Lipan Apaches.

Mexican War of Independence 1810-1821

War of Independence on mexicanhistory.com
Mexican War of Independence on tamu.edu website
1835-1836 Category: Texas Revolution
1846-1848 Category: Mexican-American War

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