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(guada-la-ha-ra) (pop. 4000,000+)Founded c.1530 and located in southwestern Mexico, Guadalajara is the capital city of the state of Jalisco. A grand, beautiful city (traditionally named the "Pearl of the West") Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico and is a modern metropolis with varied manufactures. Over 5000 ft above sea level, its mild, dry climate have made it a popular tourist center. Guadalajara has a rich historical and traditional heritage, retaining many old colonial structures, such as the Roman Catholic cathedral and the governor's palace. Guadalajara and the state of Jalisco is a premier center for tradeshows with more than 80 annual events.

Mexico City

(pop. 20,000,000+), Capital of Mexico, is located in central Mexico and is the largest city of Mexico; it has one of the largest population of the world's cities. Mexico City is on a plateau, in the Valley of Mexico, at an elevation of 7,800 ft (2,380 m), and is surrounded by mountains. Mexico City is the nation's political, commercial and cultural focal point as well as a main center of both light and heavy industry.

Mexico City was founded soon after the conquest of Mexico (1521) at the site of the AZTEC capital, Tenochtitlán, and was the capital of New Spain before Mexico's independence (1821). Structures such as the colonial-baroque National Palace ,16th century cathedral, 19th cent. public buildings, skyscrapers, and the modern University City echoes a rich, 400-year architectural heritage. Mexico City was host to the 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES, as well as the 1970 and 1986 World Cup (Soccer).

Monterrey City

(1990 pop. 2,000,000+), Founded in 1579, is located in northeastern Mexico, and is the capital city of the state of Nuevo León ,150 mi (240 km) S of Laredo, Texas. It has become Mexico's second industrial center, holding the country's largest steel and iron foundries; cements, glass, chemicals, and beer are also produced. Within a mountain valley, it enjoys a moderate, dry climate as well as hot springs that have made it a popular center of activity.


(wah-ha-ka) (pop.300,000) founded (c.1500) Located in southern Mexico, is the capital of the State of Oaxaca. It has become a commercial and tourist center famed for its colonial churches as well as beautiful gardens, it is the grand city of southern Mexico and one of the nation's most historic cities.


(pweb-la)(pop. 1,500,000), Located in eastcentral Mexico, and capital city of the state of Puebla. It is a major industrial and agricultural center as well as a tourist resort known for the colored tiles that adorn its buildings.

Founded in the mid-16th century, it long was a vital link between the coast and Mexico city



( pop. 9,000,000), Located in northwestern Mexico, just south of the U.S. border. A growing seat of light industry, it has thrived mainly as a border resort noted for its turist attractions such as bullfights and racetracks. The border at Tijuana is crossed by some 10 million tourists a year.


Founded (1550) ( pop. c.600,000) Coastal city the state of Guerrero, It is a popular winter resort on the tropical Pacific coast of southern Mexico, known for its luxury hotels, villas, deep-sea fishing and fine beaches. Located on a natural harbor, it was a base for Spanish explorers and was an important trading port with the Philippines.

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