20 Facts About Jalisco


Jalisco is divided into 125 municipalities, and its capital and largest city is Guadalajara.

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Jalisco is one of the most economically and culturally important states in Mexico, owing to its natural resources as well as its long history and culture.

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Jalisco is made up of a diverse terrain that includes forests, beaches, plains, and lakes.

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The Jalisco area contains all five of Mexico's natural ecosystems: arid and semi arid scrublands, tropical evergreen forests, tropical deciduous and thorn forests, grasslands and mesquite grasslands, and temperate forests with oaks, pines and firs.

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Jalisco has eight areas under conservation measures totaling 208, 653.

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Los Altos de Jalisco region has a number of microclimates due to the rugged terrain.

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Jalisco is ranked seventh in Mexico for the number of people who leave for the United States.

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The nickname for people from Jalisco, "tapatio", derives from the Nahuatl word tapatiotl; Franciscan Alonso de Molina wrote that it referred specifically to "the price of something purchased.

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Over its history, the Jalisco area has been occupied by a variety of ethnicities including the Bapames, Caxcans, Cocas, Guachilchils, Huichols, Cuyutecos, Otomis, Nahuas, Tecuexes, Tepehuans, Tecos, Purepecha, Pinomes, Tzaultecas and Xilotlantzingas.

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Province of Jalisco was separated from Michoacan in 1607 with the name of Santiago.

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On 21 February 2021, the number of infections from the COVID-19 pandemic in Jalisco that began in March 2020 reached 217, 852, and 10, 031 people had died.

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Jalisco's coast includes other beaches such as Careyes, Melaque and Tamarindo along with world-famous Puerto Vallarta.

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Idiom "Jalisco is Mexico" refers to how many of the things which are typically associated with Mexico have their origins in Jalisco.

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Some traditional ones from Jalisco include El Son de la Madrugada, El Son de las Alanzas, El Son del la Negra and El Son de las Copetonas.

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Traditional ranch style clothing of Jalisco is an imitation of Spanish dress that the women of the court wore.

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Jalisco is home to three highly venerated images of the Virgin Mary which were created in the 16th century and referred to as "sisters.

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Jalisco earns just under six percent of Mexico foreign earnings from tourism and employment from the various multinational corporations located in the state, exporting more than $5 billion annually to 81 countries and ranks first among the states in agribusiness, computers and the manufacturing of jewelry.

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The tequila-producing area of Jalisco is a tourist attraction, with more than seventeen million visitors each year, with an estimated value of over ten million pesos per year.

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Jalisco is the leader in Mexico by volume, quality and diversity of the produced exported which total more than 100 million dollars annually.

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Jalisco has a total number of schools of 20, 946, with 304 institutions of higher education.

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