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Nayarit
Official flag of Nayarit
Flag

Coat of arms
Location within Mexico
Location within Mexico
Country Flag of Mexico Mexico
Capital Tepic
Municipalities 20
Government
 - Governor Ney González Sánchez (PRI)
 - Federal Deputies PRI: 2
PRD: 1
 - Federal Senators PRI: 2
PRD: 1
Area
Ranked 23rd
 - State 26,979 km²  (10,416.7 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - State 949,684 (Ranked 28th)
HDI (2004) 0.7652 - medium
Ranked 23rd
ISO 3166-2 MX-NAY
Postal abbr. Nay.
Website: Nayarit State Government

Nayarit is one of Mexico’s 31 states and is located on the central west coast, bordering the Pacific Ocean. Nayarit is surrounded by the states of Sinaloa to the northwest, Durango to the north, Zacatecas to the northeast and Jalisco to the south with the Pacific Ocean bordering it to the west. Also in Nayarit are the cities and towns of Acaponeta, San Blas, Matanchen, Tecuala, Zacualpan, Chacala and Tuxpan, as well as the island settlement of Mexcaltitán. Also belonging to the state are the Islas Marias, Islas Tres Marietas and Isla Isabel, all in the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Tepic, which is located inland and south on the Tepic River. Nearby is the Sanganguey volcano and the crater lake. Nayarit's rugged coastline makes it an ideal destination for surfers and birdwatchers alike, as the natural terrain holds lagoons and other wildlife treasures. [1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Escudo_MX-NAY.gif‎ Imagen/Image por/by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nayarit ... Image File history File links Mexico_map,_MX-NAY.svg‎ my edits licensed under File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Tepic is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Municipal Palace of Veracruz Municipalities (municipios in Spanish) are the second-level administrative division in Mexico (where the first-level administrative division is the estado, or state). ... The United Mexican States ( Mexico) is a federal republic comprising 31 states and one federal district (the Mexican Federal District, or Distrito Federal). ... Ney González Sánchez (born 1963) is a Mexican politician and the current Governor of Nayarit (2005-present). ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. ... The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their surface area. ... The United Mexican States are a federation made up by thirty-one free and sovereign states. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The United Mexican States are a federation made up by thirty-one free and sovereign states. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their total population (per year 2000 census data from INEGI). ... The UN Human Development Index (HDI) measures poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, and other factors. ... States of Mexico colored by HDI The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their Human Development Index, as reported by the United Nations in 2004. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... The United Mexican States are a federation made up by thirty-one free and sovereign states. ... Sinaloa is a state in northwestern Mexico. ... Durango (IPA pronunciation ) is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... Zacatecas is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 126 Largest City Guadalajara Government  - Governor Emilio González Márquez (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 18 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Eva Contreras (PAN) Héctor Pérez (PAN) Ramiro Hernández (PRI) Area Ranked 6th  - State 79,085 km²  (30,534. ... Acaponeta is a both a municipality and a town in the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... San Blas is both a municipality and municipal seat located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit. ... Matanchen is the name of both the bay and one of the small towns located just south of San Blas, Nayarit, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. ... Tecuala is both a municipality and a town in the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Zacualpan may refer to any of the following Mexican cities: Zacualpan, Colima Zacualpan, Guerrero Zacualpan, México Zacualpan, Morelos (Zacualpan de Amilpas) Zacualpan, Nayarit Zacualpan, Tlaxacala Zacualpan, Veracruz Similar names Zacualtipan, Hidalgo This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Chacala is a picturesque beach-town set in small cove on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the State of Nayarit. ... Tuxpan is both a municipality and the municipal seat of the same located in the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Mexcaltitán is a small island with a circumference of less than a mile, floating in the swampy lowlands and mangroves off the coast of the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Disambiguation: You may be looking for Bleaker Island, also known Isla María The Islas Marías (Maria Islands), sometimes also called the Tres Marías, are a group of offshore islands that belong to Mexico. ... Tepic is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Nayarit. ...


In August 2006, Nayarit was found to be a major base for heroin trafficking. [2] August 2006 is the eighth month of that year, and has yet to occur. ...

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History

The Spanish knew the region of Nayarit in the sixteenth century although they didn’t conquer it until the early seventeenth century. Compostela, a town in the region near Tepic was the first capital of Nueva Galicia. Nayarit shifted from being a dependency of Guadalajara shortly after that, to part of Jalisco after Mexico won its independence. In 1884 Nayarit separated into its own territory and became a state in 1917. [3] Compostela could refer to any of the following: Compostela, Nayarit, Mexico Compostela, Cebu, Philippines Compostela Valley, Philippines Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Tepic is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Nueva Galicia (New Galicia) was a region of New Spain. ... Coordinates: , Country State Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 126 Largest City Guadalajara Government  - Governor Emilio González Márquez (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 18 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Eva Contreras (PAN) Héctor Pérez (PAN) Ramiro Hernández (PRI) Area Ranked 6th  - State 79,085 km²  (30,534. ...


Geography

Nayarit covers 26,908 square kilometers (10,389.2 sq mi), making it one of the smaller states of Mexico.[4] Nayarit is located between latitude lines 23°05' north and 20°36' south and longitude lines 103°43' east and 105°46' west.[5] Its terrain is broken up by the western ends of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. Its highest mountains are: San Juan[disambiguation needed], Sanguangüey, El Ceboruco, Cumbre de Pajaritos and Picachos.[3] Nayarit has two volcanoes, Ceboruco and Sangangüey. In the northeast are broad, tropical plains watered by the Santiago River, a continuation of the Lerma.[6] The main state rivers are the Santiago, San Pedro, Acaponeta, Ameca and Las Cañas. The last two also form natural boundaries with the states of Jalisco and Sinaloa, respectively. Nayarit also has several lagoons such as the Santa María del Oro, San Pedro Lagunillas and Agua Brava.[3] This picture shows an aerial view of the Sierra Madre Occidental crossing the territory of Durango, western Mexico The Sierra Madre Occidental is a mountain range in western Mexico and the extreme southwest of the United States, extending 1500 km from southeast Arizona (south and east of Tucson) southeast through... San Juan, the Spanish for Saint John, is a common toponym in parts of the world where Spanish is or was spoken: Argentina San Juan Province San Juan, Argentina, the capital of that province Cuba San Juan Hill Mexico San Juan, Campeche San Juan, Chihuahua San Juan, Coahuila San Juan... San Pedro is the Spanish language form of Saint Peter. ... Acaponeta is a both a municipality and a town in the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... The American Middle East Christian-Jewish Association (AMECA) is an organization fostering awareness of Middle-East issues especially First Amendment issues affecting Christians and Jews. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 126 Largest City Guadalajara Government  - Governor Emilio González Márquez (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 18 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Eva Contreras (PAN) Héctor Pérez (PAN) Ramiro Hernández (PRI) Area Ranked 6th  - State 79,085 km²  (30,534. ... Sinaloa is a state in northwestern Mexico. ... Santa María del Oro is the name of one municipality and three towns in Mexico. ... San Pedro Lagunillas is both a municipality and the municipal seat of the same in the Mexican state of Nayarit. ...


Religion

Typical of Mexico, Nayarit's inhabitants are Catholic in majority.

Religion Percent Population
Catholic 91.8% 748,579
Protestant Evangelical 3% 24,313
Biblical Non-Evangelical 1.3% 10, 535
Not Religious 2.9% 23, 607

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Tepic is home to the Catedral de la Purisma Concepcion or Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.[8] Tepic is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, New York is the seat of the catholic Diocese of Syracuse. ...


Education

  • Instituto Tecnológico de Tepic
  • Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
  • Universidad Tecnólogica de Nayarit
  • Universidad Tecnólogica de la Costa

Each generation, according to the 2000 census is increasingly more literate. The 15-19 year old age group has a 98% literacy rate while the 60+ age group has a 72.9% literacy rate.[9] Literacy is the ability to use text to communicate across space and time. ...


Agriculture

A variety of products are able to be produced in Nayarit due to its variable geography and climate. Volcanic soil, heavy rains and many altitude variations due to the mountains allow for the diverse crops. The crops include grain, sugarcane, cotton, coffee, and tobacco. Forest wealth is also taken advantage of and cattle raising is also important.[10] The word grain has several meanings, most being descriptive of a small piece or particle. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall perennial grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... For the several U.S. counties named Coffee, see Coffee County. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ...


Economy

Nayarit depends heavily on natural resources and agriculture to support their economy.[11] Cash crops such as mangos, coffee, tobacco and sugar cane are staples in the economy. There is a huge mining industry due to large deposits of lead, copper, silver, and gold which makes for a large industry in mining, making up another significant portion of the economy. MaNGOS (Massive Network Game Object Server [2]) is a free, open source, cross-platform, object-oriented MMORPG server project, hosted on SourceForge. ... For the several U.S. counties named Coffee, see Coffee County. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... For Pb as an abbreviation, see PB. General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... This article is about the chemical element. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


Municipalities

Nayarit is divided into 20 municipalities (municipios). See municipalities of Nayarit. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... A municipio (Spanish for municipality) is a second-level political and administrative division in Mexico. ... The Mexican state of Nayarit is divided into 20 municipalities (municipios). ...


Major communities

Acaponeta is a both a municipality and a town in the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Compostela is a both a municipality and the municipal seat of the same in the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Ixtlán del Río is both a municipality and a municipal seat located in the south of the Mexicanstate of Nayarit. ... Santiago de Ixcuintla is a municipality and a municipal seat in the western Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Tepic is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Tuxpan is both a municipality and the municipal seat of the same located in the Mexican state of Nayarit. ... Xalisco (hah-LEES-ko ) is a municipality and the municipal seat of the same in the Mexican state of Nayarit. ...

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Coordinates: 21°44′38″N, 105°13′42″W The United Mexican States are a federation made up by thirty-one free and sovereign states. ... Aguascalientes IPA: is a state of Mexico, situated in the center of the country. ... Baja California (literally lower California in Spanish) is the northernmost state of Mexico. ... Baja California Sur (English: South Lower California) is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California Peninsula south of the 28th parallel. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 11 Largest City San Francisco de Campeche Government  - Governor Jorge Carlos Hurtado Valdez (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI:2  - Federal Senators PRI:2 PAN:1 Area Ranked 18th  - State 50,812 km²  (19,618. ... Location within Mexico Country  Mexico Capital Tuxtla Gutiérrez Municipalities 118 Largest City Tuxtla Gutiérrez Government  - Governor Juan José Sabines Guerrero ( PRD)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 7 PRD: 5  - Federal Senators PRI: 1 PRD: 1 PVEM: 1 Area Ranked 8th  - State 74,211 km²  (28,653 sq mi) Population (2005... This article is about the state in Mexico. ... Coahuila (formal name: Coahuila de Zaragoza) is one of Mexicos 31 component states. ... Location within Mexico Country  Mexico Capital Colima Municipalities 10 Largest City Manzanillo Government  - Governor Jesus Silverio Cavazos Ceballos (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 2  - Federal Senators PAN: 2 PRI: 1 Area Ranked 29th  - State 5,191 km²  (2,004. ... Durango (IPA pronunciation ) is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: Capital en movimiento Location of Mexico City in south central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Guanajuato is a state in the central highlands of Mexico. ... Guerrero is a state in the United Mexican States. ... Hidalgo is a state in central Mexico, with an area of 20,502 km². In 2000 the state had a population of some 2,231,000 people. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 126 Largest City Guadalajara Government  - Governor Emilio González Márquez (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 18 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Eva Contreras (PAN) Héctor Pérez (PAN) Ramiro Hernández (PRI) Area Ranked 6th  - State 79,085 km²  (30,534. ... The United Mexican States. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 113 Government  - Governor Salvador Lopez Orduna (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 10 PRI:1  - Federal Senators Jesús Garibay Gonzalez (PAN) Silvano Aureoles Camacho (PRI) Marko A. Cortés (PAN) Area Ranked 16th  - State 59,928 km²  (23,138. ... Morelos is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... Nuevo León (Spanish for New León, after the former kingdom in Spain) is a state located in northeastern Mexico. ... Catedral de Santo Domingo The Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca or simply Oaxaca   is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located in the southern part of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... Querétaro (formal name: Querétaro Arteaga) is a state in central Mexico. ... Quintana Roo is a state of Mexico, on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... The Mexican state of San Luis Potosí has an area of 62,848 km² (24,266 mi²). It is in the north-central part of the Mexican republic, bordered by the states of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Zacatecas. ... Sinaloa is a state in northwestern Mexico. ... Sonora is a state in northwestern Mexico, bordering the states of Chihuahua to the east, Sinaloa to the south, and Baja California to the northwest. ... Tabasco is a state in Mexico. ... Tamaulipas is a state in the northeast of Mexico. ... For other uses, see Tlaxcala (disambiguation). ... The state of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave is one of the 31 states that comprise Mexico. ... Yucatán is the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Zacatecas is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Nayarit - Encyclopedia.com (1166 words)
Mostly wild and rugged, Nayarit is broken by western spurs of the Sierra Madre Occidental.
The Nayarit region was known to the Spanish early in the 16th cent., and one of its towns, Compostela (near Tepic), was the first capital of Nueva Galicia.
Continued turbulence led to Nayarit's separation as a territory in 1884; it became a state in 1917.
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Nayarit is located in the northwest region of Mexico and limits to the north with the
The Nayarit name be formed by the word cora Nayar "God of the battles" and the completion It (adverb of place), that by and large means "Region where is adored to god of the battles".
For Nayarit's privileged geographical situation, where is found the Tropic of Cancer, has an excellent climate, abundant rains in the summer and very fertile soils, that produce great variety of flowers of great beauty and unequaled flavor fruits.
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