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Villahermosa
Saint John the Baptist of Vllahermosa
Laguna de las Ilusiones
Laguna de las Ilusiones

Seal
Nickname: The green city, La Esmeralda del Sureste
Location of Villahermosa
Location of Villahermosa
Country Mexico
State Tabasco
Founded 24 June 1596
Government
 - Mayor Evaristo Hernandez Cruz (PRI)
Area
 - City 1,612 km²  (622.4 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (33 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 - City 658 524
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)

Villahermosa (Spanish: Beautiful Village) is the capital city of Tabasco, Mexico, and the municipal seat of Centro municipality. Villahermosa reported a population of 335,778 in the 2005 census, whereas Centro municipality had 558,524. The municipality has an area of 1,612 km² (622.4 sq mi). There are several cities with the name Villahermosa: Villahermosa, Tabasco: City in southeastern Mexico, capital of Tabasco Villahermosa, Ciudad Real: Town in Spain Villahermosa del Campo, Teruel: Town in Spain Villahermosa del Río, Castellón: Town in Spain Category: ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1,000 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Vista desde lo alto en parque Tomas Garrrido, Villahermosa, Tabasco. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The United Mexican States are a federation made up by thirty-one free and sovereign states. ... Tabasco is a state in Mexico. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 5 - 26 catholics crucified in Nagasaki, Japan. ... A presidente municipal (Spanish for municipal president) is the chief of government of municipios in Mexico. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Tabasco is a state in Mexico. ... Municipal Palace of Veracruz Municipalities (municipios in Spanish) are the second-level administrative division in Mexico (where the first-level administrative division is the estado, or state). ...

Palacio Municipal
Palacio Municipal
centro de la ciudad
centro de la ciudad
Cabeza Olmeca. Parque Museo La Venta
Cabeza Olmeca. Parque Museo La Venta
Museo de Antropología Carlos Pellicer
Museo de Antropología Carlos Pellicer

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The city

Tabasco's political powers reside 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, both for agriculture and farming. Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


History

Founded officially on June 24, 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). The city was captured and occupied by U.S. forces after the battle of Tabasco during the Mexican-American War. During the French intervention in Mexico, French troops occupied the city. In 1915, the governor of Tabasco, Francisco J. Mújica ordered the change of the city's name to Villahermosa. is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 5 - 26 catholics crucified in Nagasaki, Japan. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... St. ... The Second Battle of Tabasco (also known as the Battle of Villahermosa) was a battle fought during the Mexican-American War as part of the U.S. blockade of Mexican Gulf ports. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000... Combatants Second Mexican Empire Second French Empire United Kingdom Spain Austria-Hungary Belgium Republic of Mexico Strength 38,493 French soldiers, 7000 Austro-Hungarian volunteers, 2000 Belgian volunteers ~80,000 Casualties 6,654 French killed and wounded 12,000 Mexican killed and wounded Emperor Maximilian Napoleon III of France Ju... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Currently Villahermosa is a major important and modern city in the Southeast of the Mexican Republic. Villahermosa is known for its close-minded people whose main characteristic is completely shunning outsiders who make the mistake of moving there.


Places of interest

  • Plaza de Armas Villahermosa (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 and ferrets
  • Tomás Garrido Canabal Park
  • Tabasco History Museum
  • Galerias Tabasco 2000 (Shopping Mall)
  • Yumká (zoo)
  • Tulipanes Restaurant (Local catering)
  • La Choca Park
  • Tabasco Park while the Feria Festivities
  • Papagayo Children Museum
  • Malecon "Carlos A. Madrazo" (Levee Aside The Grijalva River)
  • Esquimos de la Catedral (refreshing drink made out of vanilla, strawberries, milk, and crushed ice)

Monument 1, one of the four Olmec colossal heads at La Venta. ...

Geography and natural resources

Villahermosa is located in the Southeast of Mexico between the rivers Grijalva and Carrizal. The average elevation of the city is 10 meters above sea level. The city also has several lagoons, the most important being 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. ...


The most important city roads are: Paseo Tabasco Avenue, Gregorio Mendez Avenue, The Periferico , Ruiz Cortines Avenue, Pinosuarez Avenue.


Climate

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Like most of the state, Villahermosa has a tropical climate. Temperature, during spring and summer, reaches up to 40 °C and humidity during the same period is about 90%. In the short winter, climate is very humid and temperature decreases to around 15 °C . Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ...


The most remarkable season of the year is spring, as the framboyan, guayacan, macuilis and all the tropical vegetation flower, adding to the city a beautiful sense of joy on the major avenues. This article needs cleanup. ...


Education

Villahermosa is famous for its spotty education offerings, with many people who can afford it choosing to send their children to study high school elsewhere, usually Monterrey or Mexico City. The capital city concentrates the most important universities of the state, although it has failed to attract any major national universities. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...

  • Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT)
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Villahermosa
  • Universidad Tecnológica de Tabasco
  • Universidad del Valle de México
  • Universidad Olmeca
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Campus Tabasco
  • Universidad Mundo Maya

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

References

  • Tabasco Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

External links


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