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Title: Tapalpa  
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Subject: 2011 Pan American Games, Jalisco, Municipalities of Jalisco, Saltpeter War (Mexico), Pueblo Mágico
Collection: Municipalities of Jalisco, Populated Places in Jalisco, Pueblos Mágicos
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Municipality and city
Colonial era church in Tapalpa.
Colonial era church in Tapalpa.
Coat of arms of Tapalpa
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Tapalpa is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
 • Total 442.15 km2 (170.72 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 16,057
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Tapalpa is a town and municipality, in Jalisco state of central-western Mexico.


The municipality covers an area of 442.15 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 16,057.[1]

Countryside with forests.


Tapalpa is a designated Pueblo Mágico.

Tapalpa is a mountain town surrounded by pine forests. The area is famous for the "Piedras Bolas" large (20 feet high) rocks found just outside the town limits.

The area is a popular weekend destination for residents of nearby Guadalajara. There are many excellent outdoor restaurants that specialize in grilled meats.


  1. ^ "Tapalpa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México.  

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