Timeline of Villahermosa

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Villahermosa in Centro Municipality, Tabasco state, Mexico.


Prior to 20th century

20th century

21st century

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This article incorporates information from the Spanish Wikipedia.


Coordinates: 17°59′21″N92°55′41″W / 17.989167°N 92.928056°W / 17.989167; -92.928056