|City of Tepic|
|Founded||November 18, 1531|
|Founded as||Villa del Espíritu Santo de la Mayor España|
|Founded by||Nuño de Guzmán|
|• Mayor||Francisco Javier Castellón Fonseca|
|Elevation||920 m (3,020 ft)|
|• Metro density||21,141/km2 (54,750/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST (Zona Pacífico))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT (Zona Pacífico))|
Located in the central part of the state, it stands at an altitude of 915 metres (3,002 ft) above sea level, on the banks of the Río Mololoa and the Río Tepic, approximately 225 kilometres (140 mi) north-west of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Nearby are the extinct Sangangüey volcano and its crater lake. Tepic is the primary urban center of this rich agricultural region; major crops include sugarcane, tobacco and citrus fruits.
The city was founded in 1531 as Villa del Espíritu Santo de la Mayor España.