Tabasco (state)

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State of Tabasco

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Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 17°58′20″N 92°35′20″W / 17.9722°N 92.5889°W / 17.9722; -92.5889Coordinates: 17°58′20″N 92°35′20″W / 17.9722°N 92.5889°W / 17.9722; -92.5889
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Capital Villahermosa
Municipalities 17 in 4 zones
Government
 • Governor Andrés Rafael Granier Melo (PRI)
 • Federal Deputies PRD: 8
 • Federal Senators PRD: 2
PRI: 1
Area
Ranked 24th
 • Total 25,267 km2 (9,756 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,989,969 (Ranked 20th)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
HDI (2004) 0.7684 - medium
Ranked 21st
ISO 3166-2 MX-TAB
Postal abbr. Tab.

Tabasco is a state in southeast Mexico, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. About 2,000,000 people live there. Its capital is called Villahermosa.