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Tepic

Country  Mexico
Founded  Nuno de Guzman

State  Nayarit
Mayor  Hector Gonzalez Curiel
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Tepic ( te'pik ) is the capital and largest city of the western Mexican state of Nayarit.

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It is located in the central part of the state, at 21°30′30″N 104°53′35″W. It stands at an altitude of 915 metres (3,002 ft) above sea level, on the banks of the Río Mololoa and the Río Tepic, approximately 225 kilometres (140 mi) north-west of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Nearby are the extinct Sangangüey volcano and its crater lake. Tepic is the primary urban center of this rich agricultural region; major crops include sugarcane, tobacco and citrus fruits.

The city was founded in 1531 as Villa del Espíritu Santo de la Mayor España.

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Indigenous Population

Tepic has the second largest indigenous population in ths State of Nayarit, with 4.375. The most prominent among them are the Huichol (3.276), Cora 527 and Purépecha (101).

Religion

Catholicism is the most prominent religion in Tepic with 94.2% of the population. Its Catedral de la Purísima Concepción, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, is the cathedral episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tepic, a suffragan see in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara.

Notable locals

  • Juan Escutia: Boy hero of the Battle of Chapultepec. Born in Tepic, between 1828 and 1832, on the morning of 13 September 1847, he fought to prevent invading U.S. forces from capturing Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City. After a brave defense, he is reported to have wrapped himself in the national flag and leaped to his death.
  • Alexander Forbes: British consul to Mexico at Tepic, and author of the first English-language book on California
  • Luis E. Miramontes: Chemist, co-inventor of the first contraceptive pill
  • Amado Nervo: Poet and diplomat
  • La Chilindrina (María Antonieta de las Nieves)
  • Emilia Ortiz: Contemporary painter, caricaturist and poet, after whom the major downtown Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Emilia Ortiz has been named.
  • Gustavo Ayón: NBA basketball player
  • Francisco Guerrero (politician): Mayor of San Francisco, 1836-1842.
  • Luis Ernesto Franco: Mexican actor
  • Sports

    Nayarit had small stadiums built for football and baseball. Both now demolished, there are plans to construct new, modern, and bigger stadiums; the state has three sport private clubs. There are multiple football fields and places to play "cascaritas" (pick-up games), indoor football courts, a basketball center and gym (with wooden flooring), several volleyball courts, and a bowling alley. In addition to common sports, in the city's main park there is an olympic swimming pool and a squash field. In Tepic, tennis is a popular sport, but the most popular is football (soccer). The city also has a bullring, as do most Mexican cities. Tepic has several state teams, one or more for each sport. Both the football and the basketball teams are named "Coras". Futsal is also commonly played in the city.

    Climate

    Tepic has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa), with most rain falling in the wet season from April to November, sometimes in December.

    Twin towns - Sister Cities

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  • Paramount, California
  • Caborca
  • Compostela, Nayarit
  • References

    Tepic Wikipedia


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