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Tamaulipas



Introduction of Tamaulipas
State in NE Mexico, on the Gulf of Mexico, borderedon the N by Texas. The interior is elevated, while thelowland s and coastal areas are humid. Although agricultureis important, petroleum deposits are the majorsource of wealth. The Spanish began exploring theregion in 1519 and conquered it as they spread outafter the fall of the Aztec Empire in 1521. Settlementdid not begin until 1747. Ciudad Victoria,founded in 1750, is the capital. Tampico, one ofMexico's major ports, was the site of the Indian kingdomof the Huastec.State in NE Mexico, on the Gulf of Mexico, borderedon the N by Texas. The interior is elevated, while thelowland s and coastal areas are humid. Although agricultureis important, petroleum deposits are the majorsource of wealth. The Spanish began exploring theregion in 1519 and conquered it as they spread outafter the fall of the Aztec Empire in 1521. Settlementdid not begin until 1747. Ciudad Victoria,founded in 1750, is the capital. Tampico, one ofMexico's major ports, was the site of the Indian kingdomof the Huastec.

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