Tepic

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Tepic
City of Tepic
Coat of arms of Tepic
Coat of arms
Location of Tepic municipality
Location of Tepic municipality
Tepic is located in Nayarit
Tepic
Tepic
Location in Mexico
Tepic is located in Mexico
Tepic
Tepic
Tepic (Mexico)
Coordinates: 21°30′30″N 104°53′35″W / 21.50833°N 104.89306°W / 21.50833; -104.89306Coordinates: 21°30′30″N 104°53′35″W / 21.50833°N 104.89306°W / 21.50833; -104.89306
Country Mexico
State Nayarit
MunicipalityTepic
FoundedNovember 18, 1531
Founded asVilla del Espíritu Santo de la Mayor España
Founded byNuño de Guzmán
Government
 • MayorFrancisco Javier Castellón Fonseca
Elevation
920 m (3,020 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • City332,863
 • Metro
489,511
 • Metro density211,41/km2 (54,750/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Tepicense
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST (Zona Pacífico))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT (Zona Pacífico))
Websitewww.tepic.gob.mx

Tepic (Spanish pronunciation: [teˈpik] (About this soundlisten)) is the capital and largest city of the western 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 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 [es] 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.

Population[edit]

Indigenous Population[edit]

Tepic has the second-largest indigenous population in the State of Nayarit, 4,375. The most prominent groups among them are the Huichol (3,276), Cora (527) and Purépecha (101).

Religion[edit]

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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 Archdiocese of Guadalajara.

Notable locals[edit]

View of the ruins of Jauja

Sports[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Climate data for Tepic (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.5
(88.7)
33.5
(92.3)
34.5
(94.1)
38.0
(100.4)
35.0
(95.0)
39.0
(102.2)
37.5
(99.5)
38.5
(101.3)
35.2
(95.4)
39.5
(103.1)
36.0
(96.8)
36.5
(97.7)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) 24.6
(76.3)
25.6
(78.1)
26.8
(80.2)
28.7
(83.7)
30.0
(86.0)
29.2
(84.6)
28.2
(82.8)
28.2
(82.8)
28.0
(82.4)
27.8
(82.0)
27.1
(80.8)
25.3
(77.5)
27.5
(81.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
16.6
(61.9)
17.6
(63.7)
19.4
(66.9)
21.4
(70.5)
23.3
(73.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.3
(73.9)
23.3
(73.9)
21.9
(71.4)
19.3
(66.7)
17.5
(63.5)
20.3
(68.5)
Average low °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
7.6
(45.7)
8.4
(47.1)
10.1
(50.2)
12.9
(55.2)
17.4
(63.3)
18.5
(65.3)
18.5
(65.3)
18.5
(65.3)
16.0
(60.8)
11.5
(52.7)
9.7
(49.5)
13.1
(55.6)
Record low °C (°F) 1.5
(34.7)
−0.4
(31.3)
1.0
(33.8)
0.0
(32.0)
5.5
(41.9)
8.0
(46.4)
12.5
(54.5)
10.0
(50.0)
11.0
(51.8)
6.0
(42.8)
4.0
(39.2)
1.5
(34.7)
−0.4
(31.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 29.5
(1.16)
10.1
(0.40)
7.4
(0.29)
9.1
(0.36)
8.9
(0.35)
169.7
(6.68)
378.6
(14.91)
285.6
(11.24)
221.5
(8.72)
72.9
(2.87)
17.5
(0.69)
29.1
(1.15)
1,239.9
(48.81)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.6 1.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 10.7 22.2 20.9 18.1 7.3 1.8 2.8 89.4
Average relative humidity (%) 68 66 64 62 65 73 78 79 79 76 71 69 71
Mean monthly sunshine hours 229 247 298 305 321 234 186 192 183 236 254 226 2,911
Source #1: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (humidity 1981–2000)[1][2][3]
Source #2: Ogimet (sun 1981–2010)[4]

Twin towns - Sister Cities[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estado de Nayarit–Estacion: Tepic". NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951–2010 (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Tepic 1950–1991" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1981–2000" (PDF) (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "CLIMAT summary for 76556: Tepic, Nay. (Mexico) – Section 2: Monthly Normals". CLIMAT monthly weather summaries. Ogimet. Retrieved 20 January 2019.

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