is a in the ' South Central area. Approximately 268,596 square miles (695,662 sq km) in area. is bordered to the east by , to the northeast by , to the north by , to the west by New , and to the south and southwest by the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. It has a shoreline to the southeast that borders the Gulf of .

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