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Tepic, Nayarit

Tepic
City
Noble and Loyal city of Tepic

Coat of arms

Location of Tepic municipality
Tepic
Tepic
Location in Mexico

Coordinates: 21°30′30″N 104°53′35″W / 21.50833°N 104.89306°W / 21.50833; -104.89306

Country Mexico
State Nayarit
Municipality Tepic
Founded November 18, 1531
Founded by Nuño de Guzmán
Government
 • Mayor Héctor González Curiel
Elevation 920 m (3,020 ft)
Population (2010)
 • City 332 863 hab.
 • Metro 489,511
 • Metro density 211,41/km2 (54,750/sq mi)
 • Demonym Tepicense
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Website http://www.tepic.gob.mx/


Tepic is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Nayarit.

It is located in the central part of the state, at 21°30′30″N 104°53′35″W / 21.50833°N 104.89306°W / 21.50833; -104.89306. It stands at an altitude above sea level of some 915 meters, on the banks of the Río Mololoa and the Río Tepic, approximately 225 kilometers 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 1542. In the 2005 census, it reported a population of 295,204. Its surrounding municipality of the same name had a population of 336,403. The municipality has an area of 1,983.3 km² (765.8 sq mi).

It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tepic.

Climate

Tepic has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa), with most rain falling in the wet season from June to October.

Climate data for Tepic (normals 1951-1980, extremes 1951-2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33.9
(93)
34.0
(93.2)
35.0
(95)
37.5
(99.5)
38.2
(100.8)
37.6
(99.7)
37.1
(98.8)
35.2
(95.4)
39.1
(102.4)
34.4
(93.9)
33.5
(92.3)
37.1
(98.8)
39.1
(102.4)
Average high °C (°F) 26.0
(78.8)
26.8
(80.2)
28.1
(82.6)
29.2
(84.6)
30.9
(87.6)
30.0
(86)
29.3
(84.7)
29.1
(84.4)
28.9
(84)
28.9
(84)
28.0
(82.4)
26.4
(79.5)
28.5
(83.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
17.2
(63)
18.3
(64.9)
20.0
(68)
21.7
(71.1)
23.1
(73.6)
23.2
(73.8)
23.2
(73.8)
23.1
(73.6)
22.4
(72.3)
19.8
(67.6)
18.0
(64.4)
20.6
(69.1)
Average low °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
8.3
(46.9)
9.1
(48.4)
10.5
(50.9)
12.5
(54.5)
16.8
(62.2)
18.1
(64.6)
18.2
(64.8)
18.2
(64.8)
16.3
(61.3)
12.2
(54)
10.6
(51.1)
13.3
(55.9)
Record low °C (°F) 0.4
(32.7)
0.2
(32.4)
2.6
(36.7)
1.0
(33.8)
4.2
(39.6)
4.7
(40.5)
9.2
(48.6)
8.6
(47.5)
2.0
(35.6)
2.8
(37)
3.1
(37.6)
2.5
(36.5)
0.2
(32.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 21.0
(0.827)
9.3
(0.366)
13.2
(0.52)
19.6
(0.772)
11.1
(0.437)
165.8
(6.528)
401.6
(15.811)
350.8
(13.811)
238.0
(9.37)
101.2
(3.984)
18.2
(0.717)
28.8
(1.134)
1,378.6
(54.276)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.70 1.20 0.44 0.60 0.55 10.17 20.58 20.79 17.13 7.03 1.64 2.57 84.40
 % humidity 75 74 72 69 70 77 81 82 83 81 78 77 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 216.6 224.8 256.3 275.4 289.7 207.1 181.3 175.4 149.1 217.2 209.5 179.9 2,582.5
Source #1: Colegio de Postgraduados[1]
Source #2: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional[2]

Notable people

Sports

Nayarit had small stadiums built for football (soccer), and baseball. Both now demolished, they already have a project to make new, modern, and bigger stadiums; the state has 3 sport private clubs. There are multiple football (soccer) fields and places to play "cascaritas" (pick up games), indoor football (soccer) courts, a Basketball center/gym (with wooden flooring), several volleyball courts, a bowling alley. In Tepic, tennis is a popular sport, but the most popular is soccer. The city also boasts a bullring, as do most Mexican cities. Tepic has several state teams. Both the soccer and the basketball teams are named "Coras".

They have also futbol rapido, which is similar to futsal, but players bounce the ball off the walls as they play; there is a facility for this sport next to the old airport.

Twin towns

References

  • Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  • Nayarit Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

External links

  • Ayuntamiento de Tepic Official website
  • Map
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