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Tepic is the capital and largest city of the western Mexican state of Nayarit.It is located in the central part of the state, at.It stands at an altitude of 915m above sea level, on the banks of the Río Mololoa and the Río Tepic, approximately 225km 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 1531 as Villa del Espíritu Santo de la Mayor España.PopulationIndigenous PopulationTepic 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).ReligionCatholicism 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 Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara.
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