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Villahermosa ("Beautiful Village" in Spanish language) is the capital city of Tabasco, Mexico, and the municipal seat of Centro municipality. This article refers to Tabasco state; for the condiment see Tabasco sauce Other Mexican States Capital Villahermosa Other major cities List of municipalities Area 25,267 km² Ranked 24th Population (2000 census) 1,889,370 Ranked 20th Governor (2001-07) Manuel Andrade Díaz (PRI) Federal Deputies (6) PRI = 6... Centro Is the name of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority. ...

Foundation date 24 June 1596
Population 520,308 (in 2000)
Elevation 10 m
Location 17° 59′ 05″ N 92° 55′ 09″ W
Time zone (UTC) - 6 hours (central time)
Dial code 993
Source: INEGI


June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... Events February 5 - 26 catholics crucified in Nagasaki, Japan. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... This is a list of country calling codes, also known as international direct dialing (IDD) codes, which are needed to access international telephone services. ...

The city

Tabasco's political powers resides here. It is the main city of Tabasco state and gathers its largest population. The city is an important business center for Mexican oil industry. Also known as La Esmeralda del Sureste (The Emerald of Southeast), Villahermosa is a modern city rich in natural resources. Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Latin petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish flammable liquid, which exists in the upper strata of some areas of the Earths crust. ... For other things of this name, see Emerald (disambiguation). ...


Founded officially on 24 June 1596 by Spaniards on the banks of Grijalva River under the name of Villa Hermosa; in 1826 the village was raised to the rank of city under the name of San Juan Bautista (Saint John the Baptist). In 1915, the governor of Tabasco, Francisco J. Múgica ordered to change the name of the city to its current name Villahermosa. June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... Events February 5 - 26 catholics crucified in Nagasaki, Japan. ... 1826 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... John the Baptist (also called John the Baptiser) is regarded as a prophet by at least three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Mandaeanism. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Places of interest

  • Plaza de Armas (main square)
  • Zona Luz (downtown)
  • Catedral del Señor de Tabasco (Cathedral of The Lord of Tabasco)
  • CICOM complex
  • La Venta Museum-Park - with many Olmec artifacts
  • Tomás Garrido Canabal Park
  • Tabasco History Museum
  • Tabasco 2000
  • Yumká (zoo)

The Olmec were an ancient people living in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, roughly in what are the modern-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ...

Geography and natural resources

Villahermosa is located in the Southeast of Mexico between rivers Grijalva and Carrizal, the average elevation of the city is 10 meters above sea level. The city, besides rivers, have several lagoons being the most important La Laguna de las Ilusiones (Illusions Lagoon). For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...


Like most of the state, Villahermosa has a tropical climate. Temperature during Spring reaches 40° C and humidity during the same period is about 90%. In the short Winter climate is dry and temperature decreases. The degree Celsius (°C) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. ...


The capital city concentrates the most important universities of the state. A professor teaching in a university A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ...

Instituto Tecnológico de Villahermosa (Villahermosa Institute of Technology, also known as ITVH) is an institution of higher learning located in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. ...

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