The Free and Sovereign State of Tabasco: Introductory Note
Philip RaworthEdited By: Philip Raworth
© 2015 Oxford University Press
The State of Tabasco lies in the southeast of Mexico. It is bordered on the east by the State of Campeche and Guatemala, on the south by the State of Chiapas, on the west by the State of Veracruz and on the north by the Gulf of Mexico. It covers an area of 24,731 square kilometers (9,549 square miles) and, as of 2012, had a population of 2,309,369. It is divided into 17 municipalities and the capital is Villahermosa. Prior to the coming of the Spaniards, the area that now makes up Tabasco was home to the Olmec civilization, which reached it culmination around...