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Tepatitlán de Morelos is a city and municipality founded in 1883, in the central Mexican state of Jalisco. It is located in the area known as Los Altos de Jalisco (Highlands of Jalisco), about 70 km east of state capital Guadalajara. Tepatitlán means “Hard Stone Place”, in the Nahuatl language. But recent artifactual discoveries indicate that the name may actually have a different meaning than the one that is conventionally accepted. The matter has yet to be settled conclusively by scholars and officials. With a 2005 census population of 82,975 it is the state's eighth-largest community and serves as a significant city outside of the capital. Its most distinctive features are a the Fine Baroque Cathedral and the fact that a State Agricultural University campus is located there. Its surrounding municipality of the same name had an area of 1,532.78 km² (591.81 sq mi) and a population of 126,625 in the 2005 census, but its territory and population have been reduced significantly since the beginning of 2007 with the creation of the new municipality of Capilla de Guadalupe from the eastern part of Tepatitlán de Morelos.

It's nickname is "Tepa". It is also the largest producer of eggs in Mexico, as well as a large producer of tequila. Oddly, the fleur-de-lys can be seen in a number of public spaces and buildings, including the Santuario de Guadalupe.

Fher, lead-singer/songwriter of the internationally recognised Mexican rock band Mana, has mentioned in an interview for Latina Magazine, that he sampled the best tequila of his life in Tepatitlan. This is considered by some a snub to Tequila, Jalisco (the city which bares the name of the drink). (source needed).

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Coordinates: 20°49′N 102°44′W / 20.817°N 102.733°W / 20.817; -102.733


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Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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Tepatitlán de Morelos is a city in Jalisco, Mexico.

Get in

Plane / Bus - The nearest airport is Guadalajara (GDL), from here you will need to either taxi or find a bus route

Get around

You can pretty much walk when you get there.


The cathedrals. There are several old Spanish cathedrals each with their own personality.


Bars, clubs, churches, and small-town shopping.


all extravagant, but there are plenty of snacks.


Fish food in the main plaza is renowned, small hot dog carts are great late night snacks. bomb ass food and great yogurt and ice cream


4 hotels in downtown, rooms as low as 29USD a night for a suite, just have to look!

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