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 at an of over 5,000 feet (1,500 m). 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.