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ID: 1018380
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tampico (inhabited place)  Tampico (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 22 13 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 22.2167  decimal degrees
Long: 097 51 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -97.8500  decimal degrees

Note: City grew around monastery 1532; destroyed by pirates 1683, reoccupied 1823; occupied by US during Mexican War & by French 1862; one of greatest oil ports in world; most up to date harbor in Mexico; exports oil, livestock & copper ore.

Names:
Tampico (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Mexico (nation)  ........  Mexico (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tamaulipas (state)  ............  Tamaulipas (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Tampico (inhabited place)  ................  Tampico (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first settled by Aztecs, 1325
city (C)
port (C)
trade center (C)
transportation center (C)
tourist center (C)
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)
resort (C)
monastery (H)  ............  founded by Franciscan friar, 1532

Sources and Contributors:
Tampico..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 533
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 194
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1184
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 533
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) 6278786; -1704009; -1704008
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 194
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1184
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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