Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta
Collage Puerto Vallarta.jpg
Official seal of Puerto Vallarta
Nickname(s): 
P.V., Vallarta
Location within the state of Jalisco
Location within the state of Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta is located in Mexico
Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta
Location within the state of Jalisco
Coordinates: 20°40′N 105°16′W / 20.667°N 105.267°W / 20.667; -105.267Coordinates: 20°40′N 105°16′W / 20.667°N 105.267°W / 20.667; -105.267
Country Mexico
StateJalisco
MunicipalityPuerto Vallarta
FoundedDecember 12, 1851
Founded asLas Peñas
Named forIgnacio Vallarta
Government
 • MayorIng. Arturo Dávalos Peña (Movimiento Ciudadano)
Area
 • Municipality1,300.7 km2 (502.19 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2014 (locality) and 2015)
 • City221,200
 • Metro
379,886
 • Municipality
275,640
 • Demonym
Vallartense
 Metropolitan Area population includes cities in both Jalisco and Nayarit, Municipality includes other localities.
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (US Central))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (Central)
Postal code
48300
Area code(s)322
Websitewww.visitpuertovallarta.com

Puerto Vallarta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpweɾto βaˈʎaɾta], PV or simply Vallarta) is a Mexican beach resort city located on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

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