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Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque

[tlah-ke-pah-ke]
Tlaquepaque, city (1990 pop. 328,031), Jalisco state, SW Mexico, in the Guadalajara valley. Its folklore and local artisanry, as well as its proximity to Guadalajara, make Tlaquepaque a popular tourist spot. It underwent commercial renovation in the 1970s to increase tourism.
San Pedro Tlaquepaque
Coat of Arms
Location

Location in the State of Jalisco
Administration
Country Mexico
State Jalisco
Region Región Centro
Metropolitan Area Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Municipality
• Administrative Divisions
• Neighborhoods
Tlaquepaque
4
139
Mayor Lic. Hernan Cortes
Political party PAN
Geography
City Area 270.9 km²
Metro Area 500 km²
Elevation 1660 Mts
Coordinates :
Population
City Population (2005) 542,051 city; 563,006 municipality
Metro Population (2005) 4,095,853 (Rank 2)
City Density 2,306/km²
Metro Density 8,200/km²
General Information
Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
Summer CDT (UTC-5)
Postal Code 45500 - 45638
Area Code +52 (Mexico) / +33 (Jalisco)
Website - H. Ayuntamiento de Tlaquepaque

San Pedro Tlaquepaque, also known as Tlaquepaque or simply San Pedro, is a city and the surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Jalisco. During the 20th century it was absorbed by the outward spread of the state capital and is now a neighbourhood of the Guadalajara conurbation, lying only a few kilometres from the city centre. The city had a 2005 census population of 542,051, while the municipality had a population of 563,006. The municipality's area is and lies adjacent to the south side of Guadalajara. Its largest community besides Tlaquepaque is the town of Santa Anita, at the municipality's southwestern corner.

The name Tlaquepaque derives from Nahuatl and means "place above clay land". The area is famous for its pottery and blown glass.

Tlaquepaque features El Parián, a large plaza flanked by columned arcades and surrounded by restaurants and bars. The main square in the city centre is known as El Jardín ("The Garden"), the main features are the two important churches, El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Solitude) and San Pedro (Saint Peter), and the Benito Juárez market.

During the annual San Pedro festivities, El Jardín is filled with stalls and street-sellers. On the day of San Pedro itself, towering firework-festooned structures known as the Castillo ("castle") and Toro ("bull") and are set alight.

Tlaquepaque is known for its mariachi bands.

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