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45 Baja California Facts: Did You Know These Facts About This Mexican State?

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Baja California is northwest of Mexico, on the southern Pacific Ocean.

It borders the United States and the Mexican states Sonora, Sinaloa, Baja California Sur, and its capital is Mexicali, a modern, populous city. There are many tourist attractions in Baja California.

If you want to enjoy some of the most beautiful spots of nature, visit Cabo Pulmo National Park on the state's east side. It is a place where you can snorkel, swim, and scuba dive in the warm waters of the Pacific. Another great place to explore is El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. This is an area of dunes, mountains, and volcanoes. If you want to visit some of the most exciting cities, Tijuana and Mexicali are a must!

Facts About Baja California

Its land-mass is divided between the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur.

Baja California is one of the 31 states of Mexico. It shares its northern border with the United States and the Gulf of California, and its southern border with the Mexican state of Baja California Sur to the south.

There are many beautiful tourist destinations, especially along the Pacific coast region. Ensenada is a popular tourist spot for its beaches. San Felipe and Pichilingue are two of the most popular surfing and beach sports spots.

The south territory is a territory of Baja in Mexico. It is located in the southern part of the state. This territory comprises the municipalities of Comondu, Mulegé, Rosarito Beach, and in the northern region, the city of Mexicali.

The Sierra de Juárez is one of the three main mountain ranges in the northern region of the state of Baja California, along with Sierra de San Pedro Mártir and Sierra de la Asamblea. This range is located west of the San Quintín Valley and is separated by the Paso de San Carlos.

The San Felipe Desert is located in the U.S. state of California. The Mexican state of Baja is a sizeable arid salt flat located immediately west of the Felipe Hills, which lies along the California-Baja California border.

The San Desert is a unique ecosystem that is transitioned between the California chaparral and the Mojave Desert. The San Desert is the largest of the biologically unique Sonoran Deserts geographic regions.

San Pedro is a small city in the northern part of the Mexican state of Baja California. It is located about 200 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border in the municipality of Ensenada. The city is a popular destination for a weekend getaway for residents of the nearby metropolitan area of Tijuana.

Baja is a peninsula in Western Mexico. The entire peninsula is approximately 50,515.4 km. The population of Baja is 2,700,000, per the last census. The peninsula is divided into Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur.

It has many islands, like Guadalupe Island, the home of the famous sea lion colony. Guadalupe Island is famous for its rich marine life and wild beauty. The state also has the highest mountain in Mexico, Cerro del Centinela. The mountain is located close to the U.S. border.

The southern tip of the Baja California peninsula is a highly diverse place. It is known for its rugged, mountainous region and its beautiful beaches.

The southern tip of the Baja peninsula lies south of a line from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo.

The tip of Baja, also known as Lower California or Baja California Sur, is a peninsula located in the southwest of the Baja California Peninsula in North America, just below the state of Sonora in Mexico.

The peninsula is separated from the mainland by the Gulf of California and the Sea of Cortez, with a strip of water.

The southern portion of Baja is the desert region, while the northern portion is the beach region. The southern desert is also called the Baja California peninsula, and it is the dry part of Baja.

Pacific shore: If you're into the beach scene, the Pacific coast is the place for you. San Jose del Cabo is where you want to head for a great Pacific shore beach. Here you'll find white sand beaches and Pacific waters, ideal for swimming and water sports.

Baja was a part of Mexico until 1853 and was then brought to the U.S. as a part of the Guadalupe Hidalgo treaty.

The city of Ensenada is the world's largest tequila producer, and is also the home of the first-ever McDonald's in Mexico.

The city of Tijuana is the home of the giant bullfighting ring in the world. The city of Mexicali is the only city of Mexico that touches two countries, U.S. and Mexico.

The name also knows Mexicali as 'The man who never sleeps.' Tijuana has a huge automotive industry with around 1,200 firms and employs more than 100,000 people. The city of Ensenada is home to the first marijuana museum in the world.

According to the 2000 Census, there were 10,818,776 people in California, increasing 1,974,588 since 1990. Between 1990 and 2000, California had a 4.3% increase in its population.

In addition, Baja is home to two national parks, two biosphere reserves, five Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance, and eight protected natural areas. The state also has nearly 500 islands along its coastline.


(The biggest city in the state of Baja California is Ciudad Juárez).

The History Of Baja California 

In the Gulf Coast, Baja California is the name of a state in Mexico. The capital city is Mexicali, probably the largest city in the state.

Baja California contains evidence of the first human presence. The oldest traces of human life in Baja, which predates the Olmecs and the Maya, were found in El Portezuelo and are about 13,000 years old.

Near the city of Ensenada, the earliest traces of human presence are about 8,000 years old in the southern part of the peninsula.

Baja California was first discovered by the Spanish navigator Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602. He named it California because of its location.

In 1776, it was briefly claimed by the king of Spain, but no settlement or exploration was done there. It was in 1789 when the first European settlers came to the region.

They were amazed to see a relatively large number of Indians who lived there. In 1830, Mexico won its independence from Spain, and Baja California became a Mexican territory.

It was finally in 1848 when California became part of the United States. The state of Baja California was also created in the same year.

Several factors converged to prompt human migration to the Baja California Peninsula in the 16th century.

Overpopulation and subsequent food shortages in central Mexico led to the exploration and settlement of the 'New World.'

In 1533, the conquistador, Francisco de Ulloa, explored the Gulf of California and the Pacific coast. In 1539, Hernando de Alarcón sailed from the west coast of Mexico city to what is now the San Quintin Bay.

In 1540, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo explored the southern part of the future peninsula. In 1822, it became a territory of Mexico.

In the late 19th century, the area became a flashpoint between the French, English, Americans, and Mexicans.

During this period, the territory was dominated by foreign interests. In 1848, it became a state, but it wasn't until the end of the 19th century that it was essentially incorporated into the Mexican federation.

Geographical Facts About Baja California

Baja California (Spanish: [ˈbaxa kaliˈfornja], Lower California) is a state in Mexico. It is the northernmost and westernmost of the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

Baja California is the second largest state in Mexico after Chihuahua. Baja is divided into three main regions: Islands, Sierra de, and the Coast. Bajamar, a small part of the Baja California Peninsula, is a biosphere reserve.

Before becoming a state in 1952, the area was known as the North Territory of Baja California ('El Norte de la Baja California').

Baja is not at all rich in minerals, as no minerals are produced in this region. It ranks seventh in petroleum, 12th in natural gas, and 14th in coal.

Baja California is within the Greater Los Angeles Area and has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate.

Baja is a popular tourist destination, with a resort coastline with miles of beaches and popular tourist destinations such as Cabo San Lucas, Tijuana, and La Paz.

Baja California is the land of sunshine, adventure, and fun. It is a Mexican state with a Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coastline.

It shares its border with the United States of America, making it the longest such border globally. Some of the most popular places to visit here are Mexicali, Tijuana, La Paz, and Ensenada.

The Baja California Peninsula is a land that is mainly desert. The climate in the peninsula is arid, with few rainfalls.

Earth's largest river, the Colorado River, is in the Sierra de Juarez of the Peninsular Ranges. The Sierra de Juarez is the highest mountain range in Mexico. There is a great diversity in the ecoregions in Baja California due to its geographic location.

The state's western portion is part of the Pacific coastal plain, with little relief. The state's eastern portion is part of the Gulf of California and the Colorado Desert.

The temperature in Baja (the tropical part of Mexico) usually ranges from 69.8-84.2 degrees F (21-29 degrees C) in the lowland, and 53.6-64.4 degrees F (12-18 degrees C) in the Sierra Madre. Winters are not cold in Baja, with temperatures rising to 62.6 degrees F (17 degrees C).

Its capital is Mexicali, and its largest city is Tijuana. The state extends from Baja California Peninsula to the Gulf of California, eastward to the border of the United States.

Baja California is the size of a state and is west of Tijuana. It borders the state of California and is a popular tourist destination due to its beaches and popular surfing destinations.

Baja California is the land of sun, sand, surf, and excitement. The Pacific coastline has everything from top-notch luxury resorts to budget-friendly hostels, and international cuisine to traditional Mexican fare.

Cabo San Lucas is indeed one of the places in Mexico where you can have a great time. Cabo San Lucas stands out as the most significant city attracting tourists.

Cabo San Lucas has a gorgeous, long, sandy beach perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The landscape is full of scenic mountains, tree-lined roads, and desert views. Also, the food in this area is highly recommended. When in Cabo San Lucas, visit the El Arroyo restaurant and the El Squid Roe.

The cities of Tijuana and Mexicali are located in Baja California

Things To Do In Baja California

Baja California is the perfect place to visit. Here some of the things that you can enjoy in Baja:

It's the most popular place in Baja California, and it's a great place to have fun, eat and drink. Eat at Pez Vela: It's a restaurant located in downtown Cabo San Lucas. It has excellent seafood and delicious drinks.

You can sit on the beach and enjoy the cool weather. Go to the Marina! It's the best place to ride your bike. It's so cool. There are a lot of beaches to hang out at.

You should also go to the aquarium in Cabo San Lucas. It's very entertaining. You can see thousands of sea creatures from all over the world.

The place is teeming with scenic spots to explore. The most popular activities in this place are snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, and swimming.

Baja has a desert climate all year long, but the Pacific ocean brings plenty of rainfall to certain parts of the state.

If you are in Tijuana, Rosarito is south of Tijuana. You want to steer clear of the southern territories. They are not very safe or friendly for tourists. There are a lot of gangs and cartels in Baja California. If you visit Baja, do it with a tour guide and visit places like Rosarito's beach, Ensenada and Tecate.

If you are looking for a quiet, family-friendly vacation spot, then Baja is an excellent place for you. On the Pacific side, there are many resorts. The west coast also has several parks and national reserves, including the Rosarito Sea Turtle Rescue Center and the Baja California SunSurf Marine Sanctuary.

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Joan Agie

<p>With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.</p>

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