Nayarit (Spaingie pronunciation: [naʝaˈɾit]) offeecially Estado Libre y Soberano de Nayarit (Scots: Free an Sovereign State o Nayarit) is ane o the 31 states which, wi the Federal Destrict, comprise the 32 Federal Entities o Mexico. It is dividit in 20 municipalities an its caipital ceety is Tepic.


Estado Libre y Soberano de Nayarit
Banner o Nayarit
Offeecial seal o Nayarit
State o Nayarit athin Mexico
State o Nayarit athin Mexico
Coordinates: 21°44′38″N 105°13′42″W / 21.74389°N 105.22833°W / 21.74389; -105.22833
Lairgest CeetyTepic
Admission26 Januar 1917[1]
 • GovrenorRoberto Sandoval PRI
 • Senators[2]Raúl Mejía González PRI
Magaly Ramírez PRI
Francisco J. Castellón PRD
 • Deputies[3]
 • Total27,815 km2 (10,739 sq mi)
 Ranked 23rd
Highest elevation2,760 m (9,060 ft)
 • Tot1,084,979
 • Rank29t
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Density rank23rd
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code
Aurie code
ISO 3166 codeMX-NAY
HDIIncrease 0.828 high Ranked 17t
GDPUS$ 4,281,523.828 mil[a]
WabsteidOfficial Web Site
^ a. The state's GDP wis 53,167,305 million o pesos in 2008,[7] amoont correspondin tae 4,281,523.828 millon o dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value o 3 Juin 2010).[8]

It is locatit in Wastren Mexico. It is bordered bi the states o Sinaloa tae the northwast, Durango tae the north, Zacatecas tae the northeast an Jalisco tae the sooth. Tae the wast, Nayarit haes a significant share o coastline on the Paceefic Ocean.

Besides the mainland, the islands Marias, Isabel, Tres Marietas an Farallón La Peña in the Paceefic Ocean are pairt o its territory.


Airchaeological zone o Los Toriles.
Beaches o Nuevo Vallarta.

Nayarit covers 27,815 square kilometer (10,739 sq mi), makkin it ane o the smawer states o Mexico.[9] Nayarit is locatit atween latitude lines 23°05' north an 20°36' sooth an langitude lines 103°43' east an 105°46' wast.[10] Its terrain is braken up bi the wastren ends o the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. Its heichest muntains are: San Juan, Sanguangüey, El Ceboruco, Cumbre de Pajaritos an Picachos.[11] Nayarit haes twa volcanaes, Ceboruco an Sangangüey. In the northeast are broad, tropical plains wattered bi the Río Grande de Santiago, a continuation o the Lerma River. The main state rivers are the Río Grande de Santiago, San Pedro, Acaponeta, Ameca an Las Cañas. The last twa an aw form naitural bundaries wi the states o Jalisco an Sinaloa, respectively. Nayarit an aw haes several lagoons such as pito the Santa María del Oro, San Pedro Lagunillas an Agua Brava.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; invalid names, e.g. too many

Releegion Percent Population o Tepic - 295,2040
Catholic 91.8% 238,579
Protestant Evangelical 3% 24,313
Biblical Non-Evangelical 1.3% 10, 535
No Releegious 2.9% 23, 607

Tepic is hame tae the Catedral de la Purísima Concepción or Cathedral o the Immaculate Conception.[12]



A variety o products are able tae be producit in Nayarit due tae its variable geography an climate. Volcanic soil, hivy rains an mony altitude variations due tae the muntains allou for the diverse crops. The crops include grain, succarcane, cotton, coffee, an tobacco. Forest walth is an aw taken advantage o an cattle raisin is an aw important.[13]


Nayarit depends hivily on naitural resoorces an agricultur tae support thair economy.[14] Cash crops such as mangos, coffee, tobacco an succar cane are staples in the economy. Minin is a significant industry, due tae lairge deposits o lead, copper, siller, an gowd in the Nayarit aurie. Thare is an aw a fishin industry in Nayarit, but it is no as major as the minin or agricultural industries.

In recent years, Nayarit haes wirkit tae big its tourism sector, mercatin the "Riviera Nayarita" as a safe, bonnie destination servit bi Puerto Vallarta Internaitional Airport. As a result, it rankit seicont in tourism investment in Mexico in 2008, wis featurt in North American tourism wabsteids in Winter 2008-09,[15] an wis the settin for the U.S. MTV reality competeetion "The Gauntlet 3".[16]


Nayarit is dividit intae 20 municipalities (municipios). See municipalities o Nayarit.

See an awEedit


  1. "Diciembre en la Historia de Nayarit" (in Spanish).CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Senadores por Nayarit LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Nayarit". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved March 28, 2010.
  4. "Resumen". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  6. "Mexico en Cifras". INEGI. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  7. "Jalisco". 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  8. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano". Retrieved August 10, 2010.
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  10. Map Gov Mx
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  12. Churches Mx
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  14. Encyclopedia
  15. "Nayarit, Mexico - Strong in Tourism Growth, Investment, Job Generation and Safety". Reuters. March 4, 2009.
  16. "The Gauntlet III at". Retrieved 2010-11-01.

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