Tepic Travel Guide, Mexico
The city of Tepic happens to be the largest city in terms of population for the state of Nayarit, Mexico. The city of Tepic is also the capital city for the state of Nayarit, Mexico. This not - so - famous city is located right in the center of Nayarit and is around 225 kilometers away from the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco. The city of Tepic is situated in the north western side of Guadalajara and is connected to this capital city directly by a national highway.
The foundation for the city of Tepic was laid during the year 1542. Since then, the city of Tepic has grown considerably in terms of economy and population and that is why the city of Tepic is today the capital city for the state of Nayarit. In the last few decades, the city of Tepic had become an important political center as well as the economical hub for the state of Nayarit. These reasons were enough to tag the city of Tepic as the capital city for the state of Nayarit and since then, all the major administrative works for this state take place in the city of Tepic.
The city of Tepic has also become famous for its proximity to the huge volcano Sanganguey and the Crater Lake that has formed in last decades. Although this volcano has been marked as extinct, the surrounding areas are somewhat heated up due to the presence of the huge volcano.
As per the census of 2005, the population for the city of Tepic was around 296000 inhabitants and the population for the municipality of Tepic was around 337000 inhabitants. This municipality of Tepic stretches over an area of around 2000 square kilometers that is actually very huge when compared to many other municipalities of this state. In terms of population, the city of Tepic has been tagged many times as the largest city when compared to all other cities in the state of Nayarit.
The city of Tepic is also the seat for Roman Catholic Diocese which was erected in June 23rd, 1891. The presence of this famous diocese happens to be another reason why the city of Tepic is so important for the country of Mexico.
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