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Jalisco is one of the higher populated states and located at the central Pacific Coast of Mexico. Jalisco borders to 8 other states of Mexico with Nayarit to the northwest, Durango and Zacatecas to the north, the states of Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosí to the northeast. Also Jalisco borders to the state of Guanajuato to the east and Michoacán and Colima to the south. With Guadalajara as its capital city Jalisco is divided into 126 municipalities. Tourism, industry and agriculture are the most important parts of the local economy. The state is well-known for its culture and art scene.
Jalisco is one of the most interesting states for Mexico tourism. Besides many smaller and historic places four main areas are very interesting for the national and international tourism.
Jalisco is the home of the original Tequila, made of the blue agave, cultivated in this region. Travelers should plan at least one shopping trip to Guadalajara. These trips and excursions are offered from any major travel destination. He will find in the zones of Tlaquepaque and Tonalá and the local markets an incredible variety of crafts and handmade products.
Jalisco is not very well known for its archeological sites, but this is due to the still missing investigation and missing protection of these sites. Some of the most interesting places are the Guachimontones at Teuchitlán close to Tequila, the Ixtepete pyramids at Zapopan, Guadalajara and the earth pyramids of Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta. Many other archeological sites like La Atarjea and others provide a view into the pre-Columbian history as well. At the coastal region of Jalisco, Nayarit and Colima many huge stones with engraved petroglyphs were found and still remain there. The meaning of these petroglyphs is still unknown , myths about civilizations and tribes make the round.