Politics of Tabasco

Tabasco is part of the Gulf of Mexico basin, a State full of history and beautiful traditions. The economic activity that most contributes to the State’s GDP is the service sector, followed by commerce, together creating more than 60% of the State GDP. Another important activity is oil extraction, turning Tabasco into the second most important national producer of raw oil, after Campeche. Its main agricultural products are bananas, sugar cane, cocoa, rice, corn and fruits. The manufacturing industry of Tabasco includes processed foods, textiles, paper and petrochemicals, among others. Construction and energy industries provide 10% of the State’s GDP. A thriving tourism industry, especially in Villahermosa, its capital, is supported by its many attractions, including Zona Luz, Laguna de las Ilusiones, Parque de la Venta, Parque Tomas Garrido Canabal, Paseo Tabasco 2000, the Cathedral, Laguna de la Polvora, Plaza de Armas, La Choca hotel area and Rio Grijalva. Source: Gobierno del Estado de Tabasco

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