12 Facts About Baja California


Baja California, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Baja California, is a state in Mexico.

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Baja California is home to Guadalupe Island, the westernmost point of Mexico.

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The Cocopa and Quechan of northeastern Baja California practiced agriculture in the floodplain of the lower Colorado River.

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Alta California was incorporated into the U S, and during the California Gold Rush, quickly gained enough population to be admitted to the union as a state.

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Baja California encompasses a territory within the Californias region of North America, which exhibits diverse geography for a relatively small area.

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The Peninsular ranges of the Baja California cordillera run down the geographic center of the state.

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Temperate winds from the Pacific Ocean and the cold Baja California Current make the climate along the northwestern coast pleasant year-round.

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Much of rural Baja California depends predominantly on wells, a few dams and even oases.

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Baja California is subdivided into seven municipios : Ensenada, Mexicali, Tecate, Tijuana, Rosarito, San Quintin and San Felipe.

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Baja California offers one of the best educational programs in the country, with high rankings in schooling and achievement.

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Baja California has developed a need to be self-sufficient in matters of technological and scientific innovation and to be less dependent on foreign countries.

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Baja California's economy has a strong focus on tariff-free export oriented manufacturing .

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