Altamira, Tamaulipas

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For municipality, see Altamira Municipality, Tamaulipas.
Coat of arms of Altamira
Coat of arms
Location Altamira within Tamaulipas
Location Altamira within Tamaulipas
Location of Tamaulipas within mexico
Location of Tamaulipas within mexico
Country  Mexico
State  Tamaulipas
Municipality Altamira
Settled May 2, 1949
 • Presidente Municipal Pedro Carrillo Estrada (PRI)
Population (2010 census)
 • City 59,536
 • Metro 859,419
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
Codigo Postal 89600
Area code(s) 833
Website Municipio de Altamira

Altamira is a port city on the Gulf of Mexico and is located near the southeastern tip of the state of Tamaulipas in Mexico. It is the second-largest city in the municipality of Altamira. To the south is Tampico, Mexico, also in this state.

The city is part of the Tampico Metropolitan Area. Its port business is mostly containerized cargo for ocean-going ships. According to the INEGI 2010 census, the city has a population of 59,536, the tenth-largest in the state.[1]


  1. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (Spanish)

Coordinates: 22°20′15″N 97°52′10″W / 22.33750°N 97.86944°W / 22.33750; -97.86944