The state’s name comes from the mixture of three Nahuatl words: xalli, which means sand, ixtli, face or surface and the ending of -co, it means, thus, “On the surface of sand” or “In the sand “. For several centuries, until about 1836, Jalisco “Xalisco” was written with initial X.

The State of Jalisco is located in the western part of Mexico. It is bounded on the north by the states of Zacatecas, Aguascalientes; Nayarit to the northwest; the northeast with San Luis Potosi and Guanajuato; south to Colima; Michoacan southeast and southwest with the Pacific Ocean.

It has a land area of 80,137 square kilometers, representing 4.09% of the super climate in the state of Jalisco goes from warm subtropical to temperate semi-dry, semi-warm humid highlighting with summer rains.

The state of Jalisco contains areas corresponding to 4 physiographic provinces of Mexico: Neovolcanic, Central Mesa, Sierra Madre Occidental and the Sierra Madre del Sur.

Jalisco is the fourth most populous in Mexico and one of the most developed in the country in terms of economic, trade and cultural activities States federal entity. Its capital is Guadalajara, whose metropolitan area is composed of the municipalities of Guadalajara, Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, Tonala, Tlajomulco, El Salto, Ixtlahuacán of Quinces and Juanacatlán, making it the second largest urban agglomeration of Mexico after the capital.

It is the land of cowboys, rodeos, palenques, mariachi, tequila and many of the traditions in the world are associated with the authentically Mexican.

But besides Jalisco is the land of José Clemente Orozco, Juan Rulfo, Juan Jose Arreola and a thousand other artists, is the land of goldsmiths and artisans of mud and blown glass; It is the land of the Guachimontones, the Wixárika and his magic beads.

Biodiversity is also one of the main attractions of Jalisco, for within its territory international beach destinations such as Puerto Vallarta, snowy mountains, semi-desert areas, abundant forests, jungles of various types and Lake Chapala is the largest found from Mexico.

Them all enough reasons to visit and meet Jalisco which is constituted as the fourth federal state with a larger population and an important center of economic, trade and cultural activities.

Jalisco is also history, is the starting point for the conquest of the Philippines, is the witness of the Abolition of Slavery, is the birthplace of the insurgent newspaper “The American Clock” and this is where he was born and Federalism pushed.

It is one of the states of the Mexican Republic richest in natural beauty, culture, art forms, cuisine, and traditions and customs that make it different.


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