TAMAULIPAS , a
See also:northern Gulf-
See also:coast state of Mexico, bounded N. by
See also:Texas, U.S.A., E. by the Gulf of Mexico, S.E. by
See also:Vera Cruz, S. by
See also:San Luis
See also:Potosi, W. by Nuevo Leon, and N,W. by
See also:Coahuila .
See also:Area 32,128 sq. m . Pop . (1900) 218,948 . The central and
See also:southern parts of the state are mountainous, but there are extensive fertile plains in the N. sloping gently N.E. toward the Rio Grande, and the coastal zone is sandy, much broken by lagoons and uninhabited . Except in the N. this coastal zone is only 5 to 7 M. wide, but the foothills region back of this is usually well wooded and fertile, and the low alluvial
See also:river valleys penetrate deeply into the sierras . There are four navigable
See also:rivers in the state—the Rio Grande del Norte, or Rio
See also:Bravo, which forms the boundary
See also:line with the
See also:United States, the Conchas or Presas, the Soto da Marina, and the Tamesi . The Panuco forms the southern boundary for a
See also:short distance . A
See also:peculiar feature of the hydrography of Tamaulipas is the series of coastal lagoons formed by the
See also:building of new beaches across the indentations of the coast . The largest of these is the
See also:Laguna de la Madre, 125 M. long, which receives the
See also:waters of the Rio Conchas, and is separated in places from the Gulf by only a narrow
See also:ridge of sand
See also:dunes . The
See also:climate is hot, humid and malarial on the coast, but is pleasant on the more elevated lands of the interior . On the plains bordering the Rio Grande frosts are frequent .
The rainfall is abundant, especially on the
See also:mountain slopes of the south . The
See also:industry is
See also:agriculture .
See also:Sugar, cereals,
See also:cotton and
See also:coffee are produced, and probably fruit may be raised successfully . Stock-raising receives some
See also:attention and hides and cattleare exported . The preparation of ixtle fibre for export is be-coming an important industry . Copper is
See also:mined and extensive deposits of petroleum and
See also:asphalt are being exploited . Railway communication is provided by the Mexican
See also:National which crosses the northern end of the state, the Belgian line from Monterrey to
See also:Tampico, and a branch of the Mexican Central from San Luis Potosi to Tampico . The capital of Tamaulipas is
See also:Victoria (pop. in 1900, Io,o86), a small sierra
See also:town on the Monterrey and Tampico railway about 120 M. from Tampico . Its public buildings are
See also:good and it has the improvements of a
See also:modern town . It has a
See also:fine climate, a good
See also:trade, and is a summer resort for residents of the coast . The city is near the Rio Santander, and was once called Nuevo Santander . Among other towns in the state may be mentioned:
See also:Matamoros (q.v.), on the Rio Grande; Tampico (q.v.), on the Panuco, the principal
See also:port of the state;
See also:Tula (6935 in 1900) ; Jaumave (about 10,000 in 1900, chiefly
See also:Indians), 38 m .
S.W. of Ciudad Victoria, in theheart of a prominent ixtle-producing region; Mier (7114 in 1895), on the Rio Grande, 95 M . E.N.E. of Monterrey; San
See also:Carlos (6871 in 1895), 57 M . N.E. of the capital; Camargo (6815 in 1895), on the San Juan near the Rio Grande, once the old
See also:mission of San Augustin
See also:Laredo; and Reynosa . (6137 in 1895), 54 M . W.N.W. of Matamoros .
TAMATAVE (called by the natives Tbamdsina)
MANUEL TAMAYO Y BAUS (1829-1898)
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