30 Facts About Guadalajara


Guadalajara is a gamma global city, and one of Mexico's most important cultural centers.

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Guadalajara was originally founded at three other sites before moving to its current location.

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The village of Guadalajara barely survived the war, and the villagers attributed their survival to the Archangel Michael, who remains the patron of the city to this day.

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Guadalajara of the sixteenth century was a rather small and often overlooked community.

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Guadalajara remained the capital of Nueva Galicia with some modifications until the Mexican War of Independence.

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Guadalajara remained in royalist hands until near the end of the war.

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In 1823, Guadalajara became the capital of the newly founded state of Jalisco.

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Guadalajara again experienced substantial growth after the 1930s, and the first industrial park was established in 1947.

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Under the Koppen climate classification, Guadalajara has a humid subtropical climate that is quite close to a tropical climate, featuring dry, warm winters and hot, wet summers.

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Guadalajara's climate is influenced by its high altitude and the general seasonality of precipitation patterns in western North America.

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Original city of Guadalajara was planned on a grid, with north–south and east–west intersecting streets.

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Over time, villages surrounding Guadalajara were incorporated into the city - first Analco to the southeast, then Mexicaltzingo to the south, Mezquitan to the north, and San Juan de Dios to the east, all of which introduced more variety to the plan.

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Guadalajara is made up of more than 2, 300 colonias in the Metropolitan Area.

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These colonias are located both inside and outside the municipality of Guadalajara, including some in its neighboring municipalities of Zapopan and Tlajomulco, in the west and south.

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Guadalajara ranked 66th in these cities, followed by Sydney and Washington, D C On the Latin American list, Guadalajara ranked 10th.

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Municipality of Guadalajara is bounded to the north by Zapopan and Ixtlahuacan del Rio, to the east by Tonala' Tonala and Zapotlanejo, to the south with Tlaquepaque and to the west with Zapopan.

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International firms started building facilities in Mexico, especially Guadalajara, displacing Mexican firms, especially in information technology.

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Secretariat of Communications and Transportation reported that Guadalajara, Jalisco was chosen as the official venue for the first "Digital Creative City of Mexico and Latin America, " which will be the spearhead for Mexico to consolidate the potential in this area.

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Guadalajara is the distribution center for the region and its demands have led to a shifting of employment, from traditional agriculture and crafts to manufacturing and commerce in urban centers.

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City has several radio stations focused on culture, one of them being Red Radio University of Guadalajara, which is transmitted to the rest of the state and neighboring states and internationally through the Internet; it is the first broadcaster via podcast in the country.

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Guadalajara was the first Mexican city to be accepted as a member of the International Association of Educational Cities due to its strong character and identity, potential for economic development through culture.

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Guadalajara was designated as the World Book Capital for 2022 by UNESCO.

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Museums in Guadalajara are an extension of the cultural infrastructure of this city.

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The museums in Guadalajara belong to the cultural framework of the city, among which are in all its genres exhibiting history, paleontology, archeology, ethnography, paintings, crafts, plastic, photography, sculpture, works of circuits international art, etc.

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Guadalajara has twenty two museums, which include the Regional Museum of Jalisco, the Wax Museum, the Trompo Magico children's museum and the Museum of Anthropology.

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One of the drinks that is popular in Guadalajara is Tejuino, a refreshing drink that contains a corn fermented base with sugarcane, lime, salt and chili powder.

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Guadalajara is the most successful and the most followed club in the country, They have won the Mexican Primera Division a total of 12 times, and have won the Copa MX four times.

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Guadalajara is an important hub for higher education in both Mexico and Latin America, as the home to numerous nationally and internationally ranked universities and research centers.

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Guadalajara is home to Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, which was founded in 1935 and is the oldest private university in Mexico, and Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA), and the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

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Guadalajara Macrobus is a public transportation system based on the concept of bus rapid transit, where each bus has a single route and boarding station.

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