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Municipality and city
Coat of arms of Tapalpa
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Tapalpa is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°36′N 103°36′W / 19.600°N 103.600°W / 19.600; -103.600Coordinates: 19°36′N 103°36′W / 19.600°N 103.600°W / 19.600; -103.600
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
 • Total 442.15 km2 (170.72 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 16,057
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Tapalpa is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 442.15 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 16,057.[1]


  1. ^ "Tapalpa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 16, 2009. 

Tapalpa is a mountain town surrounded by mature pine trees. The area is famous for the "Piedras Bolas" large (20 feet high) rocks found just outside the town limits. The area is a popular weekend destination for residents of nearby Guadalajara. There are many excellent outdoor restaurants that specialize in grilled meats.