Jalisco is a federal state of Mexico, located in the center-west of the country. It is bordered by the states of Nayarit, Zacatecas, and Aguascalientes to the north, Guanajuato to the east, Michoacán to the southeast, and Colima to the south. Its capital and most important city is Guadalajara. The Guadalajara metropolitan area is the second largest in Mexico with more than 4 million people. Jalisco is one of the most important economic centers of the countries. It is also known for being the "most Mexican" state of Mexico, since the Mariachi music and Tequila come from there.
Other important places in Jalisco include the beach town of Puerto Vallarta, Ciudad Guzmán at the border to Colima, the village of Chapala at the Lake Chapala (one of the most popular weekend destinations for tapatíos i.e. people from Guadalajara), and San Juan de los Lagos and Lagos de Moreno in the north which are important towns for catholic pilgrims.
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