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Tamaulipas, Mexico

Estado Libre y Soberano de Tamaulipas

Last modified: 2005-03-05 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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Note: Tamaulipas has no official flag, but one in white charged with the coat of arms is broadly used:

Tamaulipas unofficial white flag 4:7[Non-official proportions]
[Defacto flag]
[One or more variants under the same basic design]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, July 06, 2001.
See: Coat of arms on white background: unofficial flags

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Presentation of Tamaulipas

  • Official name: Estado Libre y Soberano de Tamaulipas / Free and Sovereign State of Tamaulipas
  • Short-form names: Estado de Tamaulipas; Tamaulipas
  • Location: North of Mexico. It neighbors the Mexican States of Nuevo León (W), San Luis Potosí (SW), and Veracruz (S); and
    United States of América (N) -Texas and New Mexico-; and the Gulf of Mexico (E)
  • Area: 79,829 km2
  • Municipalities: 43
  • Population: 2'500,000 inhabitants
  • Capital: Ciudad Victoria (Pop.: 153,000)
  • Statehood: October 3, 1824
  • Arms adopted: Unknown date.

Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, October 06, 2001.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms of Tamaulipas
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, July 11, 2001.

Description of the arms:

On field argent, corn and cotton plants in sinople. On gules, two bulls and a goat in natural colors. On azur, a mountain, at its sinester side a sown field and an oil field in sinople. The arms of the Count of Sierra Gorda near the top.
The figures of this coat of amrs are mainly for the the economic activities of the State. The first quarter is for agriculture; livestook is represented in the second quarter; the lower part a Tamaulipas landscape headed by the "Cerro de Bernal" (Bernal Hill) and the economic activities put together. The Count's arms honors his work.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001