17 Facts About Tabasco


Tabasco has seventeen municipalities: Balancan, Cardenas, Centla, Centro, Comalcalco, Cunduacan, Emiliano Zapata, Huimanguillo, Jalapa, Jalpa de Mendez, Jonuta, Macuspana, Nacajuca, Paraiso, Tacotalpa, Teapa and Tenosique.

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Tabasco has a hot tropical climate, with the Gulf of Mexico having significant influence on weather patterns.

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Origin of the name Tabasco is not definitively known, with a number of theories debated among linguists.

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Tabasco was a landing and crossing point for the conquest of southern Mexico and Guatemala, referenced by Hernan Cortes in one of his letters to the Spanish Crown.

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Shortly after, Tabasco joined the movement and proclaimed a Conservative government.

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In 1836, a group of Conservatives took control of the federal government, but Tabasco Liberals decided to rebel against this government until they were defeated.

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Tabasco raised a small army from various parts of the state and attacked the imperial army barracks in Comalcalco, then moved on to Villahermosa in November 1863.

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Tabasco experienced significant economic development during the Diaz period in the late 19th century, with cacao and other products shipped worldwide.

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However, due to political instability due to internal conflicts, led by Juan Pablo Anaya and Francisco de Sentmanat, which led to the overthrow of Jose Victor Jimenez and the rise of new governors, the Tabasco authorities forgot to lay the foundations for the self-proclaimed republic, so the process remained unfinished and although the state continued to be separated from Mexico, the creation of the so-called "Republic of Tabasco" was not consolidated.

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At that time, the Tabasco garrison was headed by the commander, general Juan Bautista Traconis; four months had elapsed since the declaration of war when, in October 1846, the Americans laid siege to Veracruz and their next step was to send a posse under the command of Commodore Mathew C Perry to Tabasco.

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Tabasco was elected in 1922, allied with Mexican presidents Alvaro Obregon and later Plutarco Elias Calles.

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Tabasco implemented an ambitious socialist program, organizing unions and consolidating power though his Radical Socialist Party .

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Tabasco reestablished the state's teachers' college and established a system of rural schools.

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Tabasco prohibited the production and sale of alcoholic beverages in the state.

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Tabasco even forbade the use of crosses on graves and changed the names of towns and ranches to rid them of religious references.

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Tabasco has salt water and fresh water fishing along its shoreline and in the many rivers and small lakes but they are not extensively exploited, providing less than two percent of Mexico's total fish production.

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Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Tabasco was founded in 2006 as a state university to offer higher education to those from lower socioeconomic classes and indigenous communities.

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