Tepic is the capital and largest city of the western Mexican state of Nayarit.
It is located in the central part of the state. 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 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).
The city was founded in 1531 as Villa del Espíritu Santo de la Mayor España.
Tepic has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa), with most rain falling in the wet season from June to October.
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