Jamay

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The municipality and town of Jamay is located in the eastern portion of Jalisco, Mexico, at coordinates 20°17.4′N 102°42.6′W / 20.2900°N 102.7100°W / 20.2900; -102.7100, at a height of 1,530 meters (5,020 ft) above sea level. The municipality extends from 20° 25' to 20° 13' N, and from 102° 38' to 102° 44' W.

Jamay
Municipality and city
The main square of Jamay, Jalisco
The main square of Jamay, Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Jamay is located in Mexico
Jamay
Jamay
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°17′24″N 102°42′36″W / 20.29000°N 102.71000°W / 20.29000; -102.71000Coordinates: 20°17′24″N 102°42′36″W / 20.29000°N 102.71000°W / 20.29000; -102.71000
Country Mexico
StateJalisco
Area
 • Total174.49 km2 (67.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total24,753
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

It covers 174.49 km², representing 0.14% of the total surface area of the state. The municipality of Jamay adjoins to the north with the municipalities of Ocotlán and La Barca; to the east with the municipality of La Barca; to the south with the municipality of La Barca, the state of Michoacán and the municipality of Ocotlán; to the west with the municipality of Ocotlán and Lake Chapala.

The municipality has 17 towns, including Jamay (the municipal seat), San Miguel de la Paz, San Agustín, Maltaraña and Los Capulines.

Jamay is famous for a monument located in the center of the main square in memory of Pope Pius IX. Jamay is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Jalisco, hosting pageants every independence day in September and major sporting events.