Tabasco is one of the thirty-one states that, together with Mexico City, form the United Mexican States. Its capital and most populated city is Villahermosa. It is located in the southeastern region of the country, bounded on the north by the Gulf of Mexico, on the east by Campeche, on the southeast by Guatemala, on the south by Chiapas and on the west by Veracruz, with 24,738 km² being the eighth least extensive state - ahead of State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Queretaro, Colima, Aguascalientes, Morelos and Tlaxcala, the least extensive. It was founded on February 7,1824.
Spanish coexists in Tabasco with numerous indigenous languages, all recognized as official languages of the Mexican languages, although only 3% of its population speaks any of them, below average national, of 6.7%.