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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area

Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Guadalajara – Zapopan – Tlaquepaque - Tonalá
Map of Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Country Mexico
State Jalisco
Largest city Guadalajara
Other cities
 • Total 2,740 km2 (1,056 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,870 m (6,131.14 ft)
Lowest elevation 1,050 m (3,442.6 ft)
Population (2008)[1][2]
 • Total 4,298,715
 • Density 1,572/km2 (4,071/sq mi)

The Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (officially, in Spanish: Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara)[2] is the most populous metropolitan area of the Mexican state of Jalisco and the second largest in the country after Greater Mexico City. It includes the core municipality of Guadalajara and the surrounding municipalities of Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, El Salto, Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos and Juanacatlán.[2]


Guadalajara Metropolitan Area

The Guadalajara Metropolitan Area had a total population of 4,095,853 in 2005, which had grown to an estimated 4,298,715 in 2008.[1][2]

No. Municipality Population 2010[3] Population 2005[4] Area Inhabitants/km2
Detailed Guadalajara Metropolitan Area population data by INEGI, 2005
Guadalajara 1,494,134 1,600,940 187.91 7951.3
Zapopan 1,233,538 1,155,790 893.15 1381.1
Tlaquepaque 608,187 563,006 270.88 2245.2
Tonalá 478,981 408,729 119.58 4005.5
Tlajomulco de Zuniga 416,552 220,630 636.93 654.0
El Salto 138,585 111,436 41.5 3339.4
Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos 41,057 23,420 184.25 222.8
Juanacatlán 13,218 11,902 89,08 148.4
Total GMA 4,424,252 4,095,853 2,734,0 1618.2
Total population and growth rate (INEGI, 2005)[2]
Data Year
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
Total population of the GMA 3.003.868 3.482.417 3.699.136 4.095.853 4.424.252
Average annual growth rate 2,7% 1,4% 1,8% 1,7% 1,55%


  1. ^ a b Consejo Nacional de Población, México; Proyecciones de la Población de México 2005-2050 Retrieved on 2008-10-18.
  2. ^ a b c d e Consejo Nacional de Población, México; Delimitación de las zonas metropolitanas de México 2005 Retrieved on 2008-10-18.
  3. ^ Censo de Población y Vivienda 2010 Resultados preliminares
  4. ^ Jalisco - Selected population by municipality Retrieved on 2009-05-08.
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