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Tepic , city (1990 pop. 206,967), capital of Nayarit state, W Mexico, on the Tepic River. A commercial center on the coastal line of the Mexican National Railways and on a major highway, Tepic lies in a prosperous corn, sugarcane, and cattle-raising area. The city has sugar mills and textile factories. Wild mountain scenery surrounds Tepic, which, despite modernization, retains some of its colonial charm.

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Tepic is the capital city of the Mexican state of Nayarit.
It is located in the west-central part of the country, at . It stands at an altitude above sea level of some 915 metres, on the banks of the Río Mololoa .
The city was founded in 1542. In the year 2000 census, it reported a population of some 207,000 people.