Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The city is in the central region of Jalisco in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico. With a population of 1,495,189 it is Mexico’s fourth most populous municipality. The Guadalajara Metropolitan Area includes seven adjacent municipalities with a reported population of 4,328,584 in 2009, making it the second most populous metropolitan area in Mexico.
Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America in population and gross domestic product. The city is named after the Spanish city of Guadalajara. The city is economically rich and deal in services like information technology and food processing, entertainment, real estate, temporary lodging, bank services, food and beverages and goods like shoes, textiles rubber, plastics, furniture and pharmaceutical products.
There are a large number of international firms having regional offices and manufacturing facilities in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area. The city also headquarters several domestic IT companies.
Guadalajara is a cultural center of Mexico, and host to a number of cultural events such as the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the city is also the origin of mariachi music. It is home to the C.D. Guadalajara, one of the most popular football clubs in Mexico.
POPULATION OF GUADALAJARA IN 2017:
Talking about population, in order to check out the population of Guadalajara in 2017, we need to have a look at the population of the past 5 years. They are as per the following:
- 2012 – 2.89 million
- 2013 – 3.59 million
- 2014 – 4.29 million
- 2015 – 5 million
- 2016 – 5.701 million
The population of Guadalajara in 2017 is estimated to be 5.701 million + 0.701 million = 6.402 million. So, the population of Guadalajara in the year 2017 as per estimated data = 6.402 million.
GUADALAJARA Population 2017 – 6.402 million(Estimated)
The population of Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (GMA) increased from 3.7 million in 2000 to 4.4 million in 2010. This makes clear that GMA is experiencing the effects of suburbanization and counter-urbanization.
DEMOGRAPHY OF GUADALAJARA:
The population pattern of Guadalajara and its surrounding municipalities for the period 2000-2010 is shown below:
Note, first, that the population of Guadalajara proper (the municipality of that name) has actually declined significantly since 2000, from 1,647,720 to 1,494,134.
POPULATION DENSITY AND RATE OF GROWTH IN GUADALAJARA:
The city spreads into several adjoining municipalities, all of which have experienced population growth between 2000 and 2010. The slowest rate of growth is in Zapopan
By far the most dramatic rates of growth for 2000-2010 occurred in Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos. And in Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, which more than tripled its population in just ten years, from 123,220 to 416,552.
So all in all the total population of Guadalajara was 1646,319 in 2000, 1600940 in 2005 and 1495189 in 2010.
The total are covered by the city is 151.42 km² which makes the population density of the city 9,874.4 inh./km² in 2010 and was10,361/km2 (26,830/sq mi) in 2000.
The growth rate of population hence is -1.47%.
Though now it experience negative growth rate it once was hugely populated.
Guadalajara experienced substantial growth after the 1930s, when due to rapid industrialization its population surpassed one million in 1964, and by the 1970s it was Mexico’s second largest city. Most of the modern city’s urbanization took place between the 1940s and the 1980s, with the population doubling every ten years until it stood at 2.5 million in 1980.The population of the municipality has stagnated, and even declined, slowly but steadily since the early 1990s.
FACTS ABOUT GUADALAJARA:
Here are some facts you may not know about Guadalajara :
1. Its name comes from the Arab word “Wad-al hidjara”, which means “river that runs between rocks”, and is named after the native city of Spanish conqueror Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán.
2. The city was founded on the 14th of February in 1542 by Doña Beatriz Hernández under the Royal order of Charles V.
3. The city was once the capital of the kingdom of New Galicia, which dominated the territory all the way to what is today San Francisco, California and became the capital of the State of Jalisco in 1894.
4. In the last two years, businesses from this city created over 50,000 jobs and exported 326,388,471.66 USD and imported 693,453,744.61 USD worth of products and services. It is known as Mexico’s Silicon Valley.
5. It was named America’s Cultural Capital in 2005 and Educational City in 2006.
6. There are more than 189 expression forums such as museums, cultural centers, galleries, and more.
7. This is the birthplace of two of Mexico’s most archetypal exports — mariachi music and tequila.