Zapopan is one of the 125 municipalities that make up the state of Jalisco. Its population is 1,243,538 inhabitants, a fact that makes it the eighth most populated municipality in the country and the second in the state, surpassed by Guadalajara with whom together with eight municipalities form the Metropolitan Area. Localities and tourist attractions such as the Andares Shopping Center, Zapopan Art Museum, Performing Arts Ensemble, Telmex Auditorium, University Cultural Center, Palace of Culture and Congresses, among others, place Zapopan in one of the 20 municipalities of Mexico with higher GDP per capita income and Human Development Index (HDI).