The New Student's Reference Work/Tampico
Tampico (tȧm-pē′kṓ), a Mexican seaport in the State of Tamaulipas, on the Panuco, five miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 235 miles northwest of Vera Cruz. Its harbor has a dangerous bar, and is unsafe. Trade is carried on chiefly with New York, New Orleans and Liverpool. Population 12,000.