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Nickname: Foreigners call it PV or Vallarta. A vallartense (person from Puerto Vallarta), however, is known as a pata salada (literally, salty foot).

State: PV is in the state of Jalisco, whose capital is Guadalajara.

Population: 255,861

Latitude: 20°N (same as Cancún, Mexico; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Hanoi, Vietnam)

Longitude: 105°W (same as Regina, Saskatchewan; Denver, Colorado; El Paso, Texas)

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