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Guadalajara (pronounced /ˌgwɑːdləˈhɑːrə/; Spanish pronunciation [ɡwað̞alaˈxaɾa])
is the capital city of the Mexican state
and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara. The city is located in the
central region of the state and in the western-Pacific area of Mexico. With a population of 1,579,174 it is Mexico's second
most populous municipality. The Guadalajara
Metropolitan Area includes
seven other adjacent municipalities and has a population of 4,095,715 in 2008,
making it the second most populous in the metropolitan
area in Mexico, behind Mexico
municipality is the most densely
populated in Mexico
is situated at an altitude of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft), favouring it
with a mild, spring-like climate.
city is named after the Spanish
city of Guadalajara, with the name originating from the Arabic
الحجارة), meaning "Valley of
Stones"; the literal translation of the Iberian name (Arriaca), meaning
is Mexico's second biggest city and a major force in Mexico's economy, culture
and religion. It exerts significant influence on the rest of the country, and
has the most significant and ambitious infrastructural projects in Mexico.
city has hosted several international events, such as the first Cumbre
Iberoamericana in 1991, the Cumbre América Latina, El Caribe-Unión Europea in
2004, the Encuentro Internacional de Promotores y Gestores Culturales in 2005,
and will be the host city of the 2011 Panamerican
Games. It was also named the American
Capital of Culture in
2005, Ciudad Educadora (Educator City) in 2006 and the first Smart City in
Mexico due to its use of technology in development.
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was founded in 1531 by the Spanish explorer Cristóbal
de Oñate, who had been commissioned by the conquistador Nuño
de Guzmán. The original settlement consisted of 42 inhabitants
settled on the Mesa
del Cerro, near the border with Nochistlán in
the province of Teúl,
known today asSan
Juan de Los Lagos. The name Guadalajara came from the birthplace of
Nuño de Guzmán in Spain.
and Cristóbal de Oñate decided to relocate to a place with more water,
storms and better transportation.
They began this project inMay
and by August
8, 1533 they
had moved the town to its second location, near Tonalá.
Two years later, in March 1535, they again moved the town to a new location.
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