Ocotlán is a city in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. It is considered the capital of the furniture of the country, because its furniture industry is one of the most important nationally. It is one of the five most important medium cities in the state, both for its number of inhabitants and its economic development. He is also known for his belief in the appearance of Jesus Christ, the Lord of Mercy, in whose honor the patron saint festivities are celebrated from September 20 to October 3.
The metropolitan area of Ocotlán, Jalisco, one of the three metropolitan areas of the state, is formed by the municipalities of Ocotlán, Jamay and Poncitlán, the metropolitan area has a population of 164,256 inhabitants, placing it as the third most important metropolitan area of the state of Jalisco, after those of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. The city of Ocotlán is located 66 kilometers east of Guadalajara, Jalisco.59.9% of the population is within the range of 15 to 64 years of age, 35.4% corresponds to ages between 0 and 14 years and 4.7% to 65 and older. Regarding the population density in Jalisco, after the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, the most densely populated municipality is Ocotlán, followed by Jamay and Chapala.