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Puerto Vallarta
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Official seal of Puerto Vallarta
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Nickname(s): 
P.V., Vallarta
Location within the state of Jalisco
Location within the state of Jalisco
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Jalisco
Municipality Puerto Vallarta
Founded December 12, 1851
Founded as Las Peñas
Named for Ignacio Vallarta
Area
 • Municipality 1,300.7 km2 (502.19 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2014 (locality) and 2015)
 • City 221,200
 • Metro
379,886
 • Municipality
275,640
 • Demonym
Vallartense
  Metropolitan Area population includes cities in both Jalisco and Nayarit, Municipality includes other localities.
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (US Central))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (Central)
Postal code
48300
Area code(s) 322
Website www.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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