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Guadalajara is located in Mexico
Guadalajara
Location of Guadalajara within Jalisco
Coordinates: 20°40′00.17″N 103°21′01.23″W / 20.6667139°N 103.3503417°W / 20.6667139; -103.3503417
Country  Mexico
State  Jalisco
Foundation 1542
Government
 - Mayor Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval
Area
 - City 151 km2 (58.3 sq mi)
 - Metro 2,734 km2 (1,055.6 sq mi)
Elevation 1,566 m (5,138 ft)
Population (2008)
 - City 1,579,174
 Density 10,458/km2 (27,086.1/sq mi)
 Metro 4,300,000
 - Metro Density 1,572/km2 (4,071.5/sq mi)
 - Demonym Tapatío
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Website guadalajara.gob.mx

Guadalajara (English pronunciation: /ˌɡwɑːdələˈhɑrə/,[1] Spanish: [waðalaˈhaɾa]) is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara. The city is located in the central region of Jalisco in the western-pacific area of Mexico. With a population of 1,579,174 it is Mexico's second most populous municipality.[2] The Guadalajara Metropolitan Area includes seven adjacent municipalities with a reported population of 4,095,715 in 2008, making it the second most populous metropolitan area in Mexico, behind Mexico City.[2][3] The municipality is the second most densely populated area in Mexico; the first being Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl in Estado de México.[4] The city's economy is based on industry, especially information technology with a large number of international firms having manufacturing facilities in the Guadalajara Metro Area. Other, more traditional industries, such as shoes, textiles and food processing are also important. Guadalajara is the cultural center of western Mexico, considered by most to be the home of Mariachi music and host to a number of large-scale cultural events such as the International Film Festival of Guadalajara and the Guadalajara International Book Fair and a several number of international renown cultural events which draw international crowds. It is also home to the Chivas football/soccer team, one of the two most popular in Mexico. This city was named American Capital of Culture in 2005 and will be the city host for the 2011 Pan American Games.

Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America in terms of population,[5] urban area [5] and Gross Domestic Product.[6] The city is named after the Spanish city of Guadalajara, with the name originating from the Arabic word wād al-ḥaŷara (واد الحجارة o وادي الحجارة), meaning "Valley of Stones"; the literal translation of the Iberian name Arriaca, meaning "stony river".[7]

In a 2007 research of the FDi magazine Guadalajara was the highest ranking major Mexican city having the second strongest economic potential of any major North American city and only Chicago scored more highly for sheer economic potential,[8] in the same research was considered the "city of the future" due to its youthful population, low unemployment and large number of recent foreign investment deals, it was also found the third most business friendly city in North America.[8]

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History

Guadalajara Cathedral.

The city was established in three other places before where it is now. The first settlement in 1532 was in Mesa del Cerro, now known as San Juan. This site was settled by Juan de Oñate as commissioned by Nuño de Guzmán. The purpose of the city was to secure the recent conquests made and to provide defense against still-hostile natives. This site did not last long due to the lack of water, so in 1533, it was moved to a location near Tonalá. Two years later, Guzmán ordered that the village be moved to Tlacotán. While the settlement was here, Spanish king Carlos V granted the coat of arms the city has today.[7]

This settlement was ferociously attacked during the Mixtón War in 1541, by Caxcan, Portecuex and Zacateco peoples under the command of Tenamaxtli.[7] This war was initiated by the Indians due to the cruel treatment of Indians by Nuno de Guzmán, especially the enslavement of captured natives. Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza had to take control of the campaign to suppress the revolt after the Spanish were defeated in several engagements. The conflict ended after Mendoza made some concession to the Indians including the freeing of Indian slaves and amnesty.[9] The village of Guadalajara barely survived and credit was given to the aid requested from the Archangel Michael, who remains as patron of the city. It was then decided to move the city once again, this time to Atemajac as it was more defensible and the city has remained here to this day. In 1542, records indicate that 126 people were living in Guadalajara, and in the same year, the status of city was conferred by the Spanish king. The settlement’s name came from the Spanish hometown of Nuño de Guzmán.[7]

In 1560, royal offices for the province of Nueva Galicia were moved from Compostela to Guadalajara, as well as the bishopric. Construction of the cathedral was begun in 1561. In 1570, religious orders such as the Augustinians and the Dominicans arrived, which would make the city a center for evangelization efforts.[7] The historic city center encompasses what was four centers of population, as the villages of Mezquitán, Analco and Mexicaltzingo were annexed to the Atemajac site in 1667.[7]

In 1791, the University of Guadalajara was established in the city, which was then the capital of Nueva Galicia. The inauguration was held in 1792 at the site of the old Santo Tomas College. While the institution was founded during the 18th century, it would not be fully developed until the 20th starting in 1925. In 1794 the Hospital Real de San Miguel de Belén, now simply known as the Hospital de Belen, was opened.[7]

Guadajara’s economy during the 18th century was based on agriculture and the production of non-durable goods such as textiles, shoes and food products.[10]

Guadalajara remained the capital of Nueva Galicia with some modifications until the Mexican War of Independence.[7] After Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla decided not to attack Mexico City despite early successes, he decided to retreat to Guadalajara in late 1810. Initially, he and his army were welcome in the city as living conditions had become difficult for workers and Hidalgo promised to lower taxes and put an end to slavery. However, violence by the rebel army to city residents, especially royalists soured the welcome.[11] Hidalgo did sign a proclamation ending slavery, which was honored in the country since after the war. During this time, he also founded the newspaper “El Despertador Americano” dedicated to the insurgent cause.[7]

During this time, royalist forces marched to Guadalajara, arriving in January 1811 with nearly 6,000 men.[12] Insurgents Ignacio Allende and Mariano Abasolo wanted to concentrate their forces in the city and plan an escape route should they be defeated, but Hidalgo rejected this. Their second choice then was to make a stand at the Puente de Calderon just outside the city. Hidalgo had between 80,000 and 100,000 men and 95 cannons, but the better trained royalists won, decimating the insurgent army, forcing Hidalgo to flee towards Aguascalientes. Guadalajara would remain in royalist hands until nearly the end of the war.[13][14] After the state of Jalisco was erected in 1823, the city became its capital.[7] In 1844, General Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga initiated a revolt against the government of President Antonio López de Santa Anna, which the president managed to quell personally. However, while Santa Anna was in Guadalajara, a revolt called the Revolution of the Three Hours brought José Joaquín Herrera to the presidency and put Santa Anna into exile.[15] During the Reform War, President Benito Juárez had his government here for a time in 1856. French troops entered the city during the French Intervention in 1864, and the city was retaken by Mexican troops in 1866.[7]

Despite the violence, the 19th century was a period of economic, technological and social growth for the city.[16] After Independence, small-scale industries developed, many of them owned by immigrants from Europe. Rail lines connecting the city to the Pacific coast and north to the United States intensified trade and allowed products from rural areas of Jalisco state to be shipped. The ranch culture became a very important aspect of Jalisco’s and Guadalajara’s identity since this time.[10] From 1884 to 1890, electrical service, railroad service and the Observatory were established.[7]

Guadalajara again experienced substantial growth after the 1930s,[17] and the first industrial park was established in 1947.[7] The city’s population surpassed one million in 1964,[7] and by the 1970s it was Mexico's second largest city,[17] and the largest in western Mexico.[10] Most of the modern city’s urbanization took place between 1940 and the 1980s, with the population doubling every ten years until it stood at 2.5 million in 1980.[18] The population of the municipality has stagnated, and even declined, slowly but steadily since the early 1990s.[3]

The increase of population brought with it the increase in the size of what is now called Greater Guadalajara, rather than an increase in the population density of the city. Migrants coming into Guadalajara from the 1940s to the 1980s were mostly from rural areas, who living in the city center until they had enough money to buy property. This property was then generally bought in the edges of the city, which were urbanizing into “fraccionamientos” or subdivisions.[19] In the 1980s, the city was described as “divided city” east to west based on socioeconomic class. Since then, the city has evolved into four sectors, which are still more-or-less class centered. The upper classes tend to live in Hidalgo and Juárez in the northwest and southwest, while lower classes tend to live in the city center, Libertad in the north east and southeast in Reforma. However, lower class development have developed on the city’s periphery and upper and middle classes are migrating toward Zapopan, making the situation less neatly divided.(napolitano21-22) .[20] Since 1996, activity by multinational corporations has had a significant effect on the economic and social development of the city. The presence of companies such as Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola and IBM has been based on production facilities build just outside the city proper, bringing in foreign labor and capital. This was made possible in the 1980s due to surplus labor, infrastructure improvements and government incentives. These companies focus on electrical and electronic items, which is now one of Guadalajara’s two main products (the other being beer). This has internationalized the economy, steering it away from manufacturing and toward services, dependent on technology and foreign investment. This has not been favorable for the unskilled working class, and traditional labor sectors.[21]

On April 22, 1992, numerous gasoline explosions in the sewer system over four hours destroyed 8 kilometers of streets in the downtown district of Analco.[22] Gante Street was the most damaged. Officially, 206 people were killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 were left homeless. The estimated monetary damage ranges between $300 million and $1 billion. The affected areas can be recognized by the more modern architecture in the areas that were destroyed.[23]

Three days before the explosion, residents started complaining of a strong gasoline-like smell coming from the sewers. City workers were dispatched to check the sewers and found dangerously high levels of gasoline fumes. However, no evacuations were ordered. An investigation into the disaster found that there were two precipitating causes. The first was new water pipes that were built too close to an existing gasoline pipeline. Chemical reactions between the pipes caused erosion. The second was a flaw in the sewer design that did not allow accumulated gases to escape.[24]

Numerous arrests were made in an attempt to indict those responsible for the blasts.[25] Four PEMEX (the state oil company) officials were indicted and charged, on the basis of negligence. Ultimately, however, these people were cleared of all charges.[26] Calls for the restructuring of PEMEX were made but they were successfully resisted.[27]

On May 24, 1993, Archbishop Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, along with six other people, was assassinated on the parking lot of Guadalajara International Airport. He was inside his car and received 14 gunshot wounds. A government inquiry concluded he was caught in a shootout between rival cocaine cartels and was mistakenly identified as a drug lord, but no one was ever imprisoned for the slaying. Juan Francisco Murillo Díaz "El Güero Jaibo" and Édgar Nicolás Villegas "El Negro", members of the Tijuana Cartel, were identified as the masterminds of the homicide.[28]

The city has hosted several important international events, such as the first Cumbre Iberoamericana in 1991, the Third Summit of Heads of State and Governments from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union in 2004, the Encuentro Internacional de Promotores y Gestores Culturales in 2005, and will be the host city of the 2011 Pan American 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.[29]

In its 2007 survey entitled "Cities of the Future", FDi magazine ranked Guadalajara highest among major Mexican cities, and designated Guadalajara as having the second strongest economic potential of any major North American city behind Chicago. FDI Magazine also ranked the city as the most business-friendly Latin American city in 2007.[30]

Historic center

Morelos Street, looking towards the Hospicio Cabañas

The historic center of Guadalajara is the oldest section of the city, where it was founded and where the oldest buildings are located. It centers on Paseo Morelos/Paseo Hospicio from the Plaza de Armas, where the seats of ecclesiastical and secular power are, east toward the Plaza de Mariachis and the Hospicio Cabañas. The Plaza de Armas is a rectangular plaza with gardens, ironwork benches and an ironwork kiosk which was made in Paris in the 19th century.[7][31]

The Metropolitan Cathedral began construction in 1558 and was consecrated in 1616. Its two towers were built in the 19th century after an earthquake destroyed the originals. They are considered one of the city’s symbols. The architecture is a mix of Gothic, Baroque, Moorish and Neoclassical. The interior has three naves and eleven side altars, covered by a roof supported by thirty Doric columns.[31]

The Rotunda

The Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres (Rotunda of Illustrious Men) is a circular monument made of quarried stone, built to honor the memory of distinguished people from Jalisco. It was built in 1952, and it contains seventeen columns which mark off a circular space, containing ninety-eight urns with the remains of the figures honored here. Across the street is the municipal palace, which was constructed in 1952. It has four facades of quarried stone, and it mostly of Neoclassical design with elements such as courtyards, entrances and columns that imitate the older structures of the city.[7][31] The Palace of the State Government is in Churrigueresque and Neoclassical styles, and was begun in the 17th century and finished in 1774. The interior was completely remodeled after an explosion here in 1859. This building contains a number of murals done by José Clemente Orozco, a native of Jalisco, and includes “Lucha Social,” “Circo Político” and “Las Fuerzas Ocultas.” The last one depicts Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla with his arm raised above his head in anger against the government and the church.[31]

The Plaza de la Liberación is on the east side of the Cathedral. It is nicknamed the Plaza de las Dos Copas, referring to the two fountains on the east and west sides. Facing this plaza is the Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater). It was built in the mid nineteen century in Neoclassical design. The main portal has a pediment with a scene in relief called “Apollo and the Muses” sculpted in marble by Benito Castañeda. Inside the vaulted ceiling contains a fresco which depicts a scene from the “Divine Comedy” painted by Jacobo Gálvez and Gerardo Suárez. Behind the theater is another plaza with a fountain called the Fuente de los Fundadores (Fountain of the Founders). The plaza is located in the exact spot where the city was founded and contains a sculpture depicting Cristobal de Oñate at the event.(finsemana) .[7]

Mammoth skeleton at the Regional Museum

The Jalisco Regional Museum (Ex seminary de San José) was constructed at the beginning of the 18th century to be the Seminario Conciliar de San José. From 1861 to 1914, it housed a school called Liceo de Varones. In 1918, it became the Museum of Fine Artes. In 1976, it was completely remodeled for its present use. The Museum contains sixteen halls displaying its permanent collection. Fourteen of the halls are divided into zones named Paleontology, Pre-History, and Archeology. One of the prize exhibits is a complete skeleton of a mammoth. The other two halls are dedicated to painting and History. Some of the paintings in the collection were done by Juan Correa, Cristóbal de Villalpando and José de Ibarra.[7][31]

Between the Cathedral and the Hospicio is a large plaza called Plaza Tapatía. It is an important cultural and commercial area which covers an area of 70,000 m2. Its centerpiece if the large Quetzalcoátl sculpture/fountain.(encmuc) Southeast of this plaza is the Mercado Libertad, also called the Mercado de San Juan de Dios. It is one of the largest traditional markets in Mexico. Next to it is the Temple of San Juan de Dios constructed in the 17th century of Baroque style.[31]

Orozco's Hombre del Fuego at the Hospicio

At the far east end is the Plaza de los Mariachis and the Ex-Hospicio Cabañas. The Plaza the Mariachis is faced by a number of restaurants in which one can hear live mariachis play, especially at night. The Ex-Hospicio Cabañas extends along the entire east side of the Plaza. This building was constructed by Manuel Tolsá beginning in 1805 under orders of Carlos III.(encmuc)(hospiciodes) It was inaugurated and began its function as an orphanage in 1810, in spite of the fact that it would not be finished until 1845. It was named after Bishop Ruiz de Cabañas y Crespo. The facade of the building is Neoclassical and its main entrance is topped by a triangular pediment. Today, it is the home of the Instituto Cultural Cabañas (Cabañas Cultural Institute) and its main attraction is the murals by José Clemente Orozco, which covers the main entrance hall. Among these murals is “Hombre del Fuego” (Man of Fire) considered to be one of Orozco’s finest works.[7][31]

Off this east-west axis are a number of other significant constructions. The Legislative Palace is Neoclassical which was originally built in the 18th century. It was reconstructed in 1982. The Palace of Justice was finished in 1897. The Old University Building was a Jesuit College named Santo Tomás de Aquino. It was founded in 1591. Later, it became the second Mexican University in 1792. Its main portal is of yellow stone. The Casa de los Perros (House of the Dogs) was constructed in 1896 in Neoclassical design.[7] On Avenida Juarez is the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora del Carmen which was founded between 1687 and 1690 and remodeled completely in 1830. It retains its original coat of arms of the Carmelite Order as well as sculptures of the prophets Elijah and Elisha. Adjoining it is what is left of the Carmelite monastery, which was one of the richest in New Spain.[31]

Economy

Apartments in the City.
Torre Chapultepec.
Office buildings

Guadalajara has the second largest economy and industrial infrastructure in Mexico,[32] and contributes 37% to the state of Jalisco’s total gross production. Its economic base is strong and well diversified, mainly based on commerce and services, although the manufacturing sector plays a defining role.[33] It is also ranked in the top ten in Latin America in terms of gross domestic product and the highest ranking in Mexico. In its 2007 survey entitled "Cities of the Future", FDi magazine ranked Guadalajara highest among major Mexican cities, and designated Guadalajara as having the second strongest economic potential of any major North American city behind Chicago. FDI Magazine also ranked the city as the most business-friendly Latin American city in 2007.[34]

Most of Guadalajara’s economic growth since 1990 has been tied with foreign investment. International firms have invested here to take advantage of the relatively cheap labor, establishing manufacturing plants which re-export their products to the United States, as well as provide goods for the internal Mexican market.[35] Exports from the city went from 3.92 billion USD in 1995 to 14.3 billion in 2003.[36] From 1990 to 2000, socio-economic indicators show that quality of life improved overall; however, there is still a large gap between the rich and the poor, and the rich have benefited from the globalization and privatization of the economy more than the poor.[37] International investment has not only affected the labor market in the Guadalajara metro area but also that of rural towns and villages that surround it. Guadalajara is the distribution center for the region and its demands as such have lead to a shifting of employment from traditional agriculture and crafts to manufacturing and commerce in urban centers. This has led to mass migration from the rural areas to the metropolitan area.[35]

As for the municipality’s finances, in 2009, Moody's Investors Service assigned ratings of Ba1 (Global scale, local currency) and A1.mx (Mexican national scale). During the prior five years, the municipality’s financial performance had been mixed, but has begun to stabilize in the last two years. Guadalajara manages one of the largest budgets among Mexican municipalities and its revenue per capita indicator (Ps. $2,265) places it above the average for Moody's-rated municipalities in Mexico.[33]

The city’s economy has two main sectors. Commerce and tourism employ most, about 60% of the population. The other is industry, which has been the engine of economic growth and the basis of Guadalajara’s economic importance nationally even though it employs only about a third of the population.[7][33][36] Industries here produce products such as food and beverages, toys, textiles, auto parts, electronic equipment, pharmaceuticals, footwear, furniture and steel products.[7][36] Two of the major industries here have been textiles and shoes, which are still dynamic and growing.[38] Sixty percent of manufactured products are sold domestically, while forty percent are exported, mostly to the United States.[39] This makes Guadalajara’s economic fortunes dependent upon those of the U.S., both as a source of investment money and as a market for its goods.[40]

A Lanix computer factory located in Guadalajara

However, it is the electronics and information technology sectors here that have given the city the nickname of the “Silicon Valley of Mexico.”[39] Guadalajara is the main producer of software, electronic and digital components in Mexico. Telecom and computer equipment from Guadalajara accounts for about a quarter of Mexico’s electronics exports.[40] Companies such as General Electric, IBM, Intel Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Hitachi Ltd., Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, Flextronics ,TCS and Jabil Circuit have facilities in the city or its suburbs.[39] This phenomena began after the passage of NAFTA. International firms started building facilities in Mexico, especially Guadalajara, displacing Mexican firms, especially in information technology. One of the problems this has created is that when there are economic downturns, these international firms scale back.[41] The city also has to compete with China, especially for electronics industries which rely on high-volume and low wages. This has caused the city to move toward high-mix, mid-volume and value-added services, such as automotives. However, its traditional advantage of proximity to the U.S. market is one reason Guadalajara stays competitive.[40] Mexico ranked third in 2009 in Latin America for the export of information technology services, behind Brazil and Argentina. This kind of service is mostly related to online and telephone technical support. The major challenge this sector has is the lack of university graduate who can speak English.[42]

Galerias Mall.

Most of the economy revolves around commerce, employing 60% of the population.[7] This activity has mainly focused on the purchase and sale of the following products: food and beverages, textiles, electronic appliances, tobacco, cosmetics, sport articles, construction materials and others. Guadalajara’s commercial activity is second only to Mexico City.[36] Globalization and neoliberal reforms have affected the form and distribution of commerce in Guadalajara since the early 1990s. This has led to tensions between traditional markets, such as the Mercardo Libertad, and retailers such as department stores and supermarkets. Local governments in the metropolitan area used to invest in and heavily regulate traditional markets but this is no longer the case. To attract private corporate investment, regulatory control eased and most commercial developments now are controlled by private concerns.[37] The city is the national leader in development and investment of shopping malls. Many shopping centers have been built, such as Plaza Galerias, one of the largest shopping centers in Latin America, and also Andares. Galerías Guadalajara [2] covers 160,000m2 and has 220 stores. It contains the two largest movie theaters in Latin American, both with IMAX screens. It hosts art exhibits and fashion shows, and has an area for cultural workshops. Anchor stores includes Liverpool and Sears and specialty stores such as Hugo Boss, Max Mara and Lacoste.[43] Also Best Buy opened its first Guadalajara store here. It’s on the third floor and has its own additional private entrance on the top floor of the adjacent parking lot. Another Best Buy will open shortly in Ciudadela Lifestyle Center (Moctezuma and Patria), which will be the chain’s third largest in the world, according to company publicity.

Also there is Andares wich is a shopping mall located in Zapopan. This outdoor and indoor shopping center is Guadalajara’s most exclusive shopping mall and is set in Puerta de hierro which is the most exclusive neighborhood in the city. It was opened in November 19, 2008 in a blaze of consumer frenzy that has affected the city in recent years. The 530 million dollar complex features luxurious world class residencies designed by famous Mexican architect Sordo Madaleno, a luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel and the shopping center complex which features elegant corridors, outdoor restaurants and cafes, anchored by upscale department stores as Liverpool (store) and El Palacio de Hierro in where brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Fendi, Dior, Burberry, Ralph Lauren and most of the high-end fashion boutiques have a "corner shop" avaliable, the corridors and indoor mall features dozens of upmarket clothing stores, including Thomas Pink, BCBG Max Azria, Stuart Weitzman, Façonnable, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Hugo Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo, Max Mara, Ermenegildo Zegna, Lacoste, Swarovski, Diesel, Pal Zileri etc.

A large segment of the commercial sector caters to tourists and other visitors. Recreational tourism is concentrated in the historic center of the city.[7] In addition to being a cultural and recreational attraction in its own right, the city also serves as an axis to other nearby attractions such as Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Mazatlan.[36] Other types of visitors include those who come here to attend seminars, conventions, expositions and other events in fields such as academia, entertainment, sports and business. The city has a number of venues and luxury hotels for this purpose, The best-known venue is the Expo-Guadalajara, a large scale convention center situated among luxury hotels. This venue was constructed in 1987 and is considered the most important venue of its kind in Mexico.[36] Despite the impact of the international economic crisis in 2008 and 2009, tourism and hotel occupancy rates have remained strong.[32]

The municipality and the metropolitan area

The eastern area of the City is covered with greenery.
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area

The city of Guadalajara and the municipality of Guadalajara are essentially co extensive with over 99% of the municipality living within the city limits, and nearly all of the municipality urbanized.[7][44] Urbanization centered on the city spreads out over seven other municipalities; of Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, El Salto, Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos and Juanacatlán.[3] These areas form the “Guadalajara Metropolitan Area” (Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara in Spanish) , which is the most populous in the state of Jalisco and the second most populous in the country after the Mexico City Metropolitan area.[3] This metropolitan area had a population of 4,298,715 in 2008.[2][3]

Education

The main entrance to the University of Guadalajara.
Guadalajara's University, Rectory Building.

Guadalajara is an important nucleus of universities and educational centers with national prestige. The most important is the Universidad de Guadalajara, which was established in October 12, 1791 by royal decree.[45] The entity underwent a number of reorganizations since then, but the modern university as it exists today was established in 1925, when the governor of Jalisco convened professors, students and others to re-establish the university. These precepts were organized into a law called the “Ley Organica.”[46]

Guadalajara is also home to ITESO, a Jesuit university, and has campuses of several private schools such as a campus of the Universidad del Valle de México, Tec de Monterrey, Universidad Panamericana Sede México, Universidad Marista de Guadalajara,Universidad Guadalajara LAMAR, as well as the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), which was founded in 1935 and is the oldest private university in Mexico.[47], and Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA) wich is a young private univeristy committed to building a strong international student educational program that supports its mission of providing an alternative to state-sponsored higher education. In addition, the city hosts The American School Foundation of Guadalajara (ASFG). ASFG has 1420 students in pre-school through twelfth grade; it is the only US-accredited school in Guadalajara.[48]

Climate

Under the Köppen climate classification, Guadalajara has a humid subtropical climate (Cwa), featuring dry and mild winters and warm and wet summers. Guadalajara's climate is influenced by its high altitude and the general seasonality of precipitation patterns in western North America. Although the temperature is mild year-round, Guadalajara has very strong seasonal variation in precipitation. The North American Monsoon brings a great deal of rain, whereas for the rest of the year, the climate is very arid. The extra moisture in the wet months moderates the temperatures, resulting in cooler days and warmer nights during this period. The highest temperatures are usually reached in May averaging 32°C, before the onset of the wet season. March tends to be the driest month and July the wettest, with an average of 249 millimetres (9.8 in) of rain, over a quarter of the annual average of about 921 millimetres (36.3 in) Winters are cold, with temperatures reaching 0°C.[49]

Climate data for Guadalajara, Mexico
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75)
26
(79)
28
(82)
30
(86)
32
(90)
30
(86)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
26
(79)
24
(75)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16
(61)
17
(63)
19
(66)
21
(70)
23
(73)
24
(75)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
20
(68)
18
(64)
16
(61)
Average low °C (°F) 7
(45)
7
(45)
9
(48)
12
(54)
14
(57)
17
(63)
17
(63)
17
(63)
16
(61)
13
(55)
9
(48)
7
(45)
Precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.71)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.12)
8
(0.31)
33
(1.3)
168
(6.61)
249
(9.8)
208
(8.19)
150
(5.91)
48
(1.89)
18
(0.71)
13
(0.51)
Source: Weather Channel[50]

Transportation

Guadalajara metro
Guadalajara international airport

Guadalajara is well connected by modern highways to Mexico City, to the Northwest and to the major beach resorts of Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. The main highways are Highway 15, which connects the city northwest to Nogales, Sonora, via Tepic, Nayarit and east Mexico City via Morelia. Highway 80D leads northwest towards Aguascalientes, and Highway 54D leads south to the coast via Colima[51] The city is served by the Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, also known as Guadalajara International Airport (IATA code: GDL) openedin 1966. It is located 16 kilometers south of downtown Guadalajara on the highway to Chapala. This airport is the third most active of the country (after Mexico City and Cancún) with direct flights to many Mexican and American cities. It also has a lively and distinctive network of car-free streets.[52]

Within the city itself, there are various forms of public transportation. The Guadalajara Metro system, officially known as SITEUR (Sistema de Tren Eléctrico Urbano), Spanish for Urban Electrical Train System, provides service within Guadalajara and the neighboring municipalities of Zapopan and Tlaquepaque. There are 2 lines: line 1, running from North to South, with 19 stations, and line 2, running from downtown to east, with 10 stations. Trains are electrical, with a top speed of 70 km/h (43 mph), and travel on metal rails. Currently there are 48 trains in service, built in Mexico by Siemens. There is a plan for Line 3 going from north-central Ávila Camacho station to Tesistán as well as plans to extend Line 2 from Tetlán to Tonalá.[53] The Guadalajara Macrobus is a public transportation based on the Bus Rapid Transit, where buses run on lanes specifically for them and have stations for boarding. Phase I of the Macrobús project has built a line that following Avenida Independencia with twenty seven stations extending sixteen km.[54] The city also has a widespread trolleybus system, which has been operating since the 1970s.[55]

Culture

Telmex auditorium.

Guadalajara is the cultural center of western Mexico and the second most important cultural center in the country.[37] It is nicknamed the “Pearl of the West.” While it is a modern city, it has kept many of the rural traditions of Jalisco, such as mariachi.[56] Cultural tourism is one of the most important economic activities, especially in the historic center.[7] Guadalara is a center of learning with six universities, two culinary institutes and a thriving art scene.[56] Guadalajara has twenty two museums, which include the Regional Museum of Jalisco, the Wax Museum, the Trompo Mágico children’s museum and the Museum of Anthropology.[57] The Hospicio Cabañas in the historic center is a World Heritage Site.[58] For these attributes and others, the city was named an American Capital of Culture in 2005.[59]

This city has been the cradle and dwelling of distinguished poets, writers, painters, actors, film directors and representatives of the arts, etc, such as : José Clemente Orozco, Dr. Atl, Roberto Montenegro, Alejandro Zohn, Luis Barragán, Carlos Orozco Romero, Federico Fabregat, Raul Anguiano, Juan Soriano, Javier Campos Cabello, Martha Pacheco, Alejandro Colunga, José Fors, Juan Kraeppellin, Davis Birks, Carlos Vargas Pons, Jis, Trino, Erandini, Enrique Oroz, Rubén Méndez, Mauricio Toussaint, Scott Neri, Paula Santiago, Edgar Cobian, L.Felipe Manzano, and (the artist formerly known as Mevna); The freeplay guitarist and music composer for the movies El Mariachi and The Legend of Zorro, Paco Renteria; important exponents of Literature such as: Juan Rulfo, Francisco Rojas, Agustín Yáñez, Elías Nandino, Idella Purnell, Jorge Souza, among others; classic repertoire composers like Gonzalo Curiel, José Pablo Moncayo, Antonio Navarro, Ricardo Zohn, Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez and Gabriel Pareyon; film directors like Felipe Cazals, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Erik Stahl, Guillermo del Toro and actors like Katy Jurado, Enrique Alvarez Felix and actual exponents like Gael García Bernal.

Torta ahogada

The cuisine is a mix of pre-Hispanic and Spanish influences, like the rest of Mexico, but dishes here have their own favors and are made with their own techniques. One of the main distinguishing dishes is birria. This is goat or lamb meat cooked in a spicy sauce seasoned with chili peppers, ginger, cumin, black pepper, oregano and cloves.[60] The traditional way of preparing birria is to pit roast the meat and spices wrapped in maguey leaves.[61] It is served in bowls along with minced onion, limes and tortillas.[60] One of the best-known birria restaurants is called Las Nueve Esquinas. It has three locations, all located in the historic center. Although it does not advertise, it has received diners from Spain, Germany, Switzerland and other countries. On the walls are photographs of notable people who have frequented here, including Irma Serrano, journalist Ricardo Rocha, Guillermo Ochoa, Manuel Valdés, María Victoria and Paco Stanley.[62]

Another dish that is strongly associated with Guadalajara is tortas ahogadas, literally “drowned tortas (sub sandwiches).” This sandwich is an oblong “bolillo” bun (made denser in Guadalajara than in the rest of the country) filled with pork and other ingredients. Then the sandwich is covered in a red tomato/chili pepper sauce. Other dishes that are popular here include pozole, a soup prepared with hominy, chicken or pork and various condiments and pipián, which is a sauce prepared with peanuts, squash and sesame seed. The city hosts the Feria Internacional Gastronomía (Internation Gastronomy Fair) each year in September showcasing both Mexican and international cuisines. A large number of restaurants, bars, bakeries and cafés participate as well as producers of beer, Mexican winewine and tequila.[60]

Mariachi band playing in the historic center of Guadalajara

Mariachi music is strongly associated with Guadalajara both in Mexico and abroad even though the musical style originated in the nearby town of Cocula, Jalisco. The connection between the city and mariachi began in 1907 when an eight-piece mariachi band and four dancers from the city performed on stage at the president’s residence for both Porfirio Díaz and the secretary of State of the United States. This made the music a symbol of west Mexico, and after the migration of many people from the Guadalajara area to Mexico City (mostly settling near Plaza Garibaldi), it then became a symbol of Mexican identity as well[63] Guadalajara hosts the Festival of Mariachi and Charreria, which began in 1994. It attracts personages in the fields of art, culture and politics from both Mexico and abroad. Regularly the best mariachis in Mexico participate, such as Mariachi Vargas, Mariachi de América and Mariachi los Camperos de Naty Cano. Mariachi bands from all over the world participate, coming from countries such as Venezuela, Cuba, Belgium, Chile, France, Australia, Slovak Republic, Canada and the United States. The events of this festival take place in a number of venues all over the metropolitan area.[64][65] and includes a parade with floats.[65] In August 2009, 542 mariachi musicians played together for a little over ten minutes to break the world’s record for largest mariachi group. The musicians played various songs ending with two classic Mexican songs “Cielito Lindo” and “Guadalajara.” The feat was performed during the XVI Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charreria. The prior record was 520 musicians in 2007 in San Antonio, Texas.[66] In the historic center of the city is the Plaza de los Mariachis, named such as many groups play here. The plaza is being renovated for the 2011 Pan American Games in anticipation of the crowds that will visit the city. Over 750 mariachi musicians play traditional melodies on the plaza, and along with the restaurants and other businesses, the plaza supports more than 830 families.[67] A recent innovation has been the fusion of mariachi melodies and instruments with rock and roll performed by rock musicians in the Guadalajara area. An album collecting a number of these melodies was produced called “Mariachi Rock-O.” There are plans to take these bands on tour in Mexico, the United States and Europe.[68]

Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco playing at the Degollado Theater of Guadalajara.

In addition to mariachi, the city is home to a renowned symphony orchestra. The Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco (Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco) was founded by José Rolón in 1915. It held concerts from that time until 1924, when state funding was lost. However, the musicians kept playing to keep the orchestra alive. This eventually caught the attention of authorities and funding was restated in 1939. Private funding started in the 1940s and in 1950, an organization called Conciertos Guadalajara A. C. was formed to continue fundraising for the orchestra. In 1971, the orchestra became affiliated with the Department of Fine Arts of the State of Jalisco. The current name was adopted in 1988, as it became the orchestra for the state, not just the city of Guadalajara although it remains based here. International soloists such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Claudio Arrau, Jörg Demus, Henryck Szeryng, Nicanor Zabaleta, Plácido Domingo, Kurt Rydl and Alfred Brendel have performed with the organization. Today the orchestra is under the direction of Héctor Guzmán.[69]

The city is also host to several dance and ballet companies such as the Chamber Ballet of Jalisco, the Folkloric Ballet of the University of Guadalajara, and University of Guadalajara Contemporary Ballet.

Guadalajara Film Festival with inflatable screen

Guadalajara is also known for several large cultural festivals. The International Film Festival of Guadalajara [3] is a yearly event which happens in March. It mostly focuses on Mexican and Latin American films; however films from all over the world are shown. The event is sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara, CONACULTA, the Instituto Mexicano de Cinematographía as well as the governments of the cities of Guadalajara and Zapopan. The 2009 festival had over 200 films shown in more than 16 theatres and open-air forums, such as the inflatable screens set up in places such as Chapultepec, La Rambla Cataluña and La Minerva. In that year, the event gave out awards totaling 500,000 USD. The event attracts names such as Mexican actor Guillermo del Toro, Greek director Constantin Costa-Gavras, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas and U.S. actor Edward James Olmos.[70]

The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the largest Spanish language book fair in the world held each year over nine days at the Expo Guadalajara.[71][72] Over 300 publishing firms from 35 different countries regularly attend, demonstrating the most recent productions in books, videos and new communications technologies. The event awards prizes such as the Premio FIL for literature, the Premio de Literatura Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, also for literature, and the Reconocimento al Mérito Editorial for publishing houses. There is an extensive exposition of books and other materials in Spanish, Portuguese and English, covering academia, culture, the arts and more for sale. More than 350,000 people attend from Mexico and abroad.[71] In 2009, Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk, German children’s author Cornelia Funke and Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa participated along with about 500 other authors present.[73] Activities include book presentations, academic talks, forums, and events for children.[72]

The Festival Cultural de Mayo (May Cultural Festival) began in 1988. In 2009, the event celebrated the 400th anniversary of relations between Mexico and Japan, with many performances and exhibitions relation to Japanese culture. The 2009 festival featured 358 artists in 118 activities. Each year a different country is “invited.” Past guests have been Germany (2008), Mexico (2007), Spain (2006) and Austria (2005).[74]

Sports

Chivas stadium under construction.
Chivas banner at a game

Guadalajara is home to three professional football/soccer teams; the Chivas, Atlas and the Tecos Estudiantes. The Chivas, formally known as Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. DE C.V. is one of the two most followed teams in the country, along with rival América. In the latest IFFHS's club rankings, Chivas ranks fifth among CONCACAF teams and one hundred eighth overall.[75][76] Atlas also plays in the Primera División de México. Atlas fans are collectively called La Fiel (the faithful)by themselves, but better known to the rest of the population as "Barra 51" ; La Barra 51 is the main organized supporter group. La Barra 51's name recalls Atlas' last and only championship in the Primera División de México in 1951.Club Deportivo Estudiantes Tecos is associated with the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara AC. It currently plays in the Primera División, with home games in the Estadio 3 de Marzo (March 3 Stadium, for the University's 1935 date of founding).

Charreada, the Mexican form of rodeo and closely tied to mariachi music, is popular here.[64]

Guadalajara is the site of 2011 Pan American Games [4]. Since winning the bid to host the Games, the city has been undergoing extensive renovations. The games expect more than 5,000 athletes from approximately 42 countries from the Americas and the Caribbean. Sports include aquatics, football, racquetball and 27 more, with six others being considered. COPAG (the Organizing Committee for the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011) has a total budget of $250 million USD with the aim of updating the city’s sports and general infrastructure. The center of the city is repaving and creating streets as well as constructing new hotels for the approximately 22,000 rooms that will be needed by 2011. The new bus rapid transit (BRT) system, Macrobús, was launched in March and runs along Avenida Independencia. The Pan-American village will be built around Morelos Park, consisting of twelve new buildings. After the Games, the buildings will be used for housing. There are already 13 existing venues in Guadalajara that the games will use, including the Jalisco Stadium, UAG 3 de Marzo Stadium, and the UAG Gymnasium. Eleven new sporting facilities are being created for the event. Other works include a second terminal in the airport, a highway to Puerto Vallarta and a bypass for the southern part of the city.[77]

Guadalajara is the home of Lorena Ochoa, ranked the #1 female golfer in the world since 2007 in the Women's World Golf Rankings.

Sister cities

Sister cities
Flag City Country Year
Costa Rica Alajuela Costa Rica[78] 1983
United States Albuquerque United States[78] 1985
Peru Arequipa Peru
United States Atlanta United States[78] 2009
Philippines Batangas Philippines
Venezuela Caracas Venezuela[78] 1976
Philippines Cebu Philippines[78] 1976
Peru Lima Peru[78] 1976
Spain Ceuta Spain
Spain Cigales Spain[78] 1992
United States Cleveland United States[78] 1976
Brazil Curitiba Brazil[78] 1995
South Korea Daejeon South Korea[78] 1997
Philippines Dagupan Philippines[78]
United States Downey United States[78] 1960
Spain Guadalajara Spain[78] 1982
Guam Hagåtña Guam[78] 1976
United States Kansas City United States[78] 1993
Jamaica Kingston Jamaica[78] 1976
Poland Kraków Poland[78] 1978
Japan Kyoto Japan[78] 1978
United States Lansing United States[78] 1990
United States Compton United States
Mexico Magdalena de Kino Mexico[78] 1984
Equatorial Guinea Malabo Equatorial Guinea[78] 1976
Italy Milan Italy[78] 1976
Mexico Nochistlán Mexico[78] 1997
Spain Oñati Spain[78] 2002
Panama Panama City Panama[78] 1976
United States Portland United States[78] 1983
United States St. Louis United States[78] 1993
Russia Saint Petersburg Russia[79]
United States San Antonio United States[78] 1974
Costa Rica San José Costa Rica[78]
El Salvador San Salvador El Salvador[78] 1976
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Dominican Republic[78]
Spain Seville Spain[78] 1977
Honduras Tegucigalpa Honduras[78] 1976
United States Tucson United States[78] 1972
Poland Wrocław Poland[78] 1995
People's Republic of China Xiamen China[78]

Pop culture

  • André Breton visited Guadalajara in 1938; He stated after getting lost in Mexico City (as no one was waiting for him at the airport) "I don't know why I came here. Mexico is the most surrealist country in the world".
  • In the movie Fun in Acapulco starring Elvis Presley, he makes a very amusing and well choreographed musical of the song "Guadalajara".
  • Desi Arnaz recorded the song "Guadalajara". Desi also sang it in the I Love Lucy episode "The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub".
  • Guadalajara is the birth-place of Mexican movie star Gael García Bernal.
  • Singer Alejandro Fernández is from Guadalajara.
  • In Kirsty MacColl's song "In These Shoes", the city is mentioned.
  • In the show Family Guy while in a bank robbery, Peter Griffin asks the hostages to name a location for a game of improv and an old lady replies "Guadalajara, Mexico"
  • In the television series, Ugly Betty, Betty on her first day of working wears a poncho that says Guadalajara.
  • The city is jokingly referred to in Jurassic Park III.
  • In the song "My Old School" by Steely Dan, Guadalajara is mentioned in the lyrics. The lyrics go: "Oh no, Guadalajara won't do / Well I did not think the girl could be so cruel / And I'm never going back to my old school."
  • Guadalajara was a small part of the filming spot of the record-breaking audience soap opera, Destilando Amor.
  • In the episode "Sara Like Puny Alan" of Two and a Half Men, Guadalajara is mentioned by the two brothers, Charlie Harper and Alan Harper.
  • In the worldwide popular game Street Fighter 2, T. Hawk's stage is The Cabanas Orphanage (Hospicio Cabanas).
  • In the fifteenth episode of the sixth season of That '70s Show, called "Who are you" Jackie says that her mom went to a bar called "La Cucaracha" in Guadalajara. "La Cucaracha" is a real bar close to Plaza del Sol in Guadalajara.
  • Las Tontas No Van al Cielo, a famous soap opera was filmed in Guadalajara.
  • Nine Inch Nails video “We’re In This Together” was filmed on location in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Guadalajara is the birthplace of the famous electro-pop band Belanova
  • The movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua contains several scenes in the historical center in Guadalajara.
  • In the Nickelodeon show iCarly, in the episode iReunite with Missy, when Sam hears that someone knocked the door she yells to Carly "If it's Freddie's mom tell her I moved to Guadalajara."
  • The famous Rock en Español band Maná originated in Guadalajara. They originally went by the name Sombrero Verde.

See also

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GUADALAJARA, an inland city of Mexico and capital of the state of Jalisco, 275 m. (direct) W.N.W. of the Federal capital, in lat. 20° 41' IO C ' N., long. 103° 21' 15" W. Pop. (1895) 8 3,934; (1900) 101,208. Guadalajara is served by a short branch of the Mexican Central railway from Irapuato. The city is in the Antemarac valley near the Rio Grande de Santiago, 5092 ft. above sea-level. Its climate is dry, mild and healthy, though subject to sudden changes. The city is well built, with straight and well-paved streets, numerous plazas, public gardens and shady promenades. Its public services include tramways and electric lighting, the Juanacatlan falls of the Rio Grande near the city furnishing the electric power. Guadalajara is an episcopal see, and its cathedral, built between 1571 and 1618, is one of the largest and most elaborately decorated churches in Mexico. The government palace, which like the cathedral faces upon the plaza mayor, is generally considered one of the finest specimens of Spanish architecture in Mexico. Other important edifices and institutions are the university, with its schools of law and medicine, the mint, built in 1811, the modern national college and high schools, a public library of over 28,000 volumes, an episcopal seminary, an academy of fine arts, the Teatro Degollado, and the large modern granite building of the penitentiary. There are many interesting churches and eleven conventual establishments in the city. Charitable institutions of a high character are also prominent, among which are the Hospicio, which includes an asylum for the aged, infirm, blind, deaf and dumb, foundlings and orphans, a primary school for both sexes, and a girls' training school, and the Hospital de San Miguel de Belen, which is a hospital, an insane asylum, and a school for little children. One of the most popular public resorts of the city is the Paseo, a beautiful drive and promenade extending along both banks of the Rio San Juan de Dios for 14 m. and terminating in the alameda, or public garden. The city has a good water-supply, derived from springs and brought in through an aqueduct 8 m. long. Guadalajara is surrounded by a fertile agricultural district and is an important commercial town, but the city is chiefly distinguished as the centre of the iron, steel and glass industries of Mexico. It is also widely known for the artistic pottery manufactured by the Indians of the city and of its suburb, San Pedro. Among other prominent industries are the manufacture of cotton and woollen goods, leather, furniture, hats and sweetmeats. Guadalajara was founded in 1531 by Nuno de Guzman, and became the seat of a bishop in 1549. The Calderon bridge near the city was the scene of a serious defeat of the revolutionists under Hidalgo in January 1811. The severe earthquake of the 31st of May 1818 partially destroyed the two cathedral steeples; and that of the I Ith of March 1875 damaged many of the larger buildings. The population includes large Indian and mestizo elements.


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