Municipalities of Tamaulipas

Tamaulipas is a state in Northeast Mexico that is divided into 43 municipalities.[1]

Map of Mexico with Tamaulipas highlighted
Map of Mexico with Tamaulipas highlighted

Municipalities in Tamaulipas are administratively autonomous of the state according to the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico.[2] Every three years, citizens elect a municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) by a plurality voting system who heads a concurrently elected municipal council (ayuntamiento) responsible for providing all the public services for their constituents. The municipal council consists of a variable number of trustees and councillors (regidores y síndicos).[3] Municipalities are responsible for public services (such as water and sewerage), street lighting, public safety, traffic, supervision of slaughterhouses and the maintenance of public parks, gardens and cemeteries.[4] They may also assist the state and federal governments in education, emergency fire and medical services, environmental protection and maintenance of monuments and historical landmarks. Since 1984, they have had the power to collect property taxes and user fees, although more funds are obtained from the state and federal governments than from their own income.[4]

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INEGI code Municipality Municipal Seat
 001 Abasolo Abasolo
 002 Aldama Aldama
 003 Altamira Altamira
 004 Antiguo Morelos Antiguo Morelos
 005 Burgos Burgos
 006 Bustamante Bustamante
 007 Camargo Ciudad Camargo
 008 Casas Casas
 009 Ciudad Madero Ciudad Madero
 010 Cruillas Cruillas
 011 Gómez Farías Gómez Farías
 012 González González
 013 Güémez Güémez
 014 Guerrero Nueva Ciudad Guerrero
 015 Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
 016 Hidalgo Villa de Hidalgo
 017 Juamave Juamave
 018 Jiménez Santander Jiménez
 019 Llera Llera
 020 Mainero Mainero
 021 El Mante Ciudad Mante
 022 Matamoros Matamoros
 023 Méndez Méndez
 024 Mier Ciudad Mier
 025 Miguel Alemán Ciudad Miguel Alemán
 026 Miquihuana Miquihuana
 027 Nuevo Laredo Nuevo Laredo
 028 Nuevo Morelos Nuevo Morelos
 029 Ocampo Ocampo
 030 Padilla Nuevo Padilla
 031 Palmillas Villa de Palmillas
 032 Reynosa Reynosa
 033 Río Bravo Río Bravo
 034 San Carlos San Carlos
 035 San Fernando San Fernando
 036 San Nicolás San Nicolás
 037 Soto la Marina Villa Soto la Marina
 038 Tampico Tampico
 039 Tula Tula
 040 Valle Hermoso Ciudad de Valle Hermoso
 041 Victoria Ciudad Victoria
 042 Villagrán Villagrán
 043 Xicoténcatl Xicoténcatl


  1. ^ "División municipal. Tamaulipas". Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  2. ^ "Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos". Article 115,  of 1917 (in Spanish). Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. ^ OECD (November 12, 2004). New Forms of Governance for Economic Development. OECD Publishing. p. 121. ISBN 9264015329.
  4. ^ a b International Business Publications (2009). Mexico Company Laws and Regulations Handbook. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-4330-7030-3.