Gustavo A. Madero is one of the 16 municipalities into which Mexico City is divided. The area houses the Basílica de Guadalupe, the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the foot of Tepeyac Hill, where Roman Catholics believe the Virgin Mary appeared to the indigenous Mexican Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in 1531.
Being the northernmost borough, the Northern Central Bus Station (Terminal Central del Norte) is located here, providing constant bus runs to all major cities in the northern and western part of the country.
On Sundays, the San Felipe de Jesús Tianguis in the neighbourhood of the same name, is Latin America's largest tianguis or street market, with 30,000 vendors and stretching seven kilometres
Gustavo Adolfo Madero has a population of over 1,185,772 people. Gustavo Adolfo Madero also forms part of the Greater Mexico City metropolitan area which has a population of over 21,804,515 people.