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A Spanish mission was founded here in 1532, but was abandoned in 1684 due to frequent pirate attacks, particularly one by Laurens de Graaf. The city was re-established in 1829 by Spanish-Cuban forces.
Today, Tampico is known as a major site of export, mainly of oil, copper, wood, hemp, and silver.
People Born in Tampico
Tampico in People's Lives
Ignacio Allende: I was here in 1810, fighting against my own country for Mexican independence, and sailed from here.