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Ciudad de Guadalajara|
City of Guadalajara
Location of Guadalajara within Jalisco
|Foundation||February 14, 1542|
|Founded by||Cristóbal de Oñate|
|• Mayor||Ramiro Hernández García (PRI)|
|• City||151 km2 (58 sq mi)|
|• Metro||2,734 km2 (1,056 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,566 m (5,138 ft)|
|• Density||10,361/km2 (26,830/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||1,583/km2 (4,100/sq mi)|
|• Demonym||Tapatío, guadalajarense|
Guadalajara is a city in Mexico. Over one and a half million people live there. It is the second-largest city in Mexico. It is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco. It is in Western Mexico and is over 5,000 feet (1,500 m) above sea level. Guadalajara is a major Latin American city in terms of industry, tourism, and culture. A famous football team called Chivas Guadalajara plays there. Guadalajara is thought to be where mariachi music came from.
The city is named after Guadalajara, Spain.