Jalisco

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</table> Jalisco is one of the 31 states of the United Mexican States (Mexico). Jalisco has an area of about 79,085 km² (some municipalities are currently being disputed with neighboring states). Jalisco borders the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the states of Nayarit to the north west, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí to the north, Guanajuato to the east, and Colima and Michoacán to the south. In 2003 Jalisco had an estimated population of 6,487,000 people. The capital of Jalisco is the city of Guadalajara. Within Jalisco are included the cities of Chapala, Ciudad Guzmán, and Puerto Vallarta. Guadalajara and the surrounding municipalities of Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, Tlajomulco, and Zapopan make up the the Guadalajara Metropolitan Zone or Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara. Most of Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest freshwater lake, lies within the boundaries of Jalisco. Jalisco is known for being the birthplace of Mariachi music and Tequila.

Municipalities

Jalisco is subdivided into 124 municipalities (municipios). See municipalities of Jalisco.

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ESTADO DE JALISCO
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Other Mexican States
CapitalGuadalajara
Other major citiesPuerto Vallarta
Ciudad Guzmán
list of municipalities
Area80,386 km²
Ranked 6th
Population
(2000 census)
6,321,280
Ranked 4th
Governor
(2001-07)
Francisco Javier Ramírez Acuña (PAN)
Federal Deputies (19)PRI = 13
PAN = 6
Federal SenatorsPAN = 2
PRI = 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.
MX-JAL
Jal.
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Aguascalientes | Baja California | Baja California Sur | Campeche | Chiapas | Chihuahua | Coahuila | Colima | Durango | Guanajuato | Guerrero | Hidalgo | Jalisco | México | Michoacán | Morelos | Nayarit | Nuevo León | Oaxaca | Puebla | Querétaro | Quintana Roo | San Luis Potosí | Sinaloa | Sonora | Tabasco | Tamaulipas | Tlaxcala | Veracruz | Yucatán | Zacatecas
Federal District: Mexican Federal District
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