Tabasco (state)

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State of Tabasco
Flag of State of Tabasco
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Tabasco
Coat of arms
Location within Mexico
Location within Mexico
Country Mexico
CapitalVillahermosa
Municipalities17 in 4 zones
Government
 • GovernorAndrés Rafael Granier Melo (PRI)
 • Federal DeputiesPRD: 8
 • Federal SenatorsPRD: 2
PRI: 1
Area
 • Total25,267 km2 (9,756 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total1,989,969 (Ranked 20th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
HDI (2004)0.7684 - medium
Ranked 21st
ISO 3166-2MX-TAB
Postal abbr.Tab.
WebsiteTabasco State Government

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.