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Ciudad de Guadalajara
City of Guadalajara
Nickname(s): Spanish: La Perla de Occidente (English: The Pearl of the West), Spanish: La Ciudad de las Rosas (English: The City of Roses)
Motto: Spanish: Somos más por Guadalajara, (English: We are more for Guadalajara)
Location of Guadalajara within Jalisco
Location of Guadalajara within Jalisco
Guadalajara is located in Mexico
Location of Guadalajara within Jalisco
Coordinates: 20°40′N 103°21′W / 20.667°N 103.35°W / 20.667; -103.35Coordinates: 20°40′N 103°21′W / 20.667°N 103.35°W / 20.667; -103.35
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Region Centro
Municipality Guadalajara
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)
Population (2010)
 • City 1,495,189
 • Density 10,361/km2 (26,830/sq mi)
 • Metro 4,424,252
 • Metro density 1,583/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
 • Demonym Tapatío, guadalajarense
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)

Guadalajara is a city in Mexico. Over three 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 soccer team called Chivas Guadalajara plays there. In 2011 Guadalajara hosted the Panamerican Games and Plans to bid for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games. In 2005 Guadalajara was called the City of Culture 2005. Guadalajara is home to a largely celebrated culture of "New Modern Mexico". Guadalajara is also known for Mariachi (a form of folk music) and Ballet Florclorico.

The city is named after Guadalajara, Spain.