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Padilla Municipality is a municipality in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. After the inundation the Vicente Guerrero Dam in 1970, the seat was moved from Padilla to the town of Nuevo Padilla.
Padilla is known for being the place where the Mexican liberator and Emperor Agustín de Iturbide was executed by a firing squad. It is also the place where Manuel de Mier y Terán, a Mexican general, took his life with a sword. The town was established on 6 January 1749 by José de Escandón, the a Spanish Indian-fighter in New Spain and the founder and first governor of the colony of Nuevo Santander, and named after Maria Padilla, the wife of Juan Francisco de Güemes, the viceroy of New Spain. During its establishment, over 40 people from Hidalgo, Linares, and Río Blanco resided in the area. As of 2010, the municipality of Padilla has a population of 14,020.