44 Facts About Tijuana


Tijuana, commonly known by its initials T J, is a city and municipal seat of Tijuana Municipality, Baja California, located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

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Tijuana is the 45th largest city in the Americas and is the westernmost city in Mexico.

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Tijuana is the second most populous city in Mexico and center of the 6th-largest metro area in Mexico, The city is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country and rated as a "High Sufficiency" global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

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Tijuana is a dominant manufacturing center for North America, hosting facilities of many multinational conglomerate companies.

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Tijuana attracted these tourists with a Feria Tipica Mexicana – Typical Mexican Fair.

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Tijuana developed a greater variety of attractions and activities to offer its visitors.

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In 1994, PRI presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated in Tijuana while making an appearance in the plaza of Lomas Taurinas, a neighborhood nestled in a valley near Centro.

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Around 2008, thousands of Tijuana's elite bought houses in and moved to Bonita and Eastlake in Chula Vista, California, to escape violence, kidnapping and other crimes taking place during that period.

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In recent years, Tijuana has become an important city of commerce and migration for Mexico and US.

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Tijuana is the westernmost city in Mexico, and consequently in Latin America, and the second largest city of northern Mexico.

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Housing development in the Tijuana Hills has led to eradication of many seasonal mountain streams.

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The varied terrain of Tijuana gives the city elevation extremes that range from sea level to 790 meters .

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Tijuana is noted for its rough terrain, which includes many canyons, steep hills, and mesas.

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Large hills in Tijuana include the Cerro Colorado and the Cerro de las Abejas.

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Tijuana experienced a building boom that was brought to a halt by the Great Recession.

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Tijuana skyline is the fifth largest skyline in Mexico and is located in the Zona Rio and to a smaller extent, Playas de Tijuana.

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Recent construction on high rises has begun in the aforementioned areas, as buildings such as New City Residential and Grand Hotel Tijuana have been developed and taken prominent places in the skyline as the tallest buildings.

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Municipality of Tijuana is divided into eight administrative boroughs, or Delegaciones.

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Tijuana has a diverse cosmopolitan population which includes migrants from other parts of Mexico and from all over the world.

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Tijuana has one of Mexico's largest Asian populations, predominantly consisting of Chinese immigrants.

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Tijuana has a large and rapidly growing population of Americans, mostly from Southern California.

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The heavy influx of immigrants to the city and municipality of Tijuana has led to job creation in the form of over 700 twin-plant factories, which serve as the basis of employment for the majority of the working-class people in northern Mexico.

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The high poverty level in Tijuana is attributed to the city's "magnet status" for people who have come from the poorer south of the nation and citizens from other nations seeking to escape from extreme poverty.

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Tijuana holds a status that provides the possibility of employment as well as higher education and the dream of crossing the border.

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From 2007 through 2010, Tijuana experienced an unusually high level of violent crime related to gang violence, in part derived from the Mexican drug war and human trafficking.

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At present, the parties with the greatest presence in Tijuana are the National Action Party, Institutional Revolutionary Party, and Ecologist Green Party of Mexico .

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Tijuana is the economic center of Baja California and an important center for international trade in The Californias.

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Plaza Rio Tijuana is a large regional mall anchored by Cinepolis, Sanborns, Super DAX and Sears.

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Tijuana is known for its red-light district Zona Norte with legal prostitution in strip clubs and on the street.

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Tijuana is headquarters for Mexico's largest gambling concern, Grupo Caliente, which operates the only casinos in the city, more than twenty branches.

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Tijuana is a large manufacturing center, and in addition to tourism, it serves as a cornerstone of the city economy.

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Tijuana is home to many private Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and High Schools as well as nationally high-ranked colleges and universities.

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Many foreigners travel to Tijuana to drink and dance, buy prescription drugs, purchase bootleg brand-name clothing, timepieces, and other personal accessories found globally, as well as manufactured and hand-crafted local curiosities.

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Art collectives like Bulbo and film production like Palenque Filmaciones explore the use of film like the award-winning Tijuana Makes Me Happy, media like television bulbo TV and print "bulbo PRESS", to show different realities of Tijuana out of Mexico.

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Since the decade of the 1920s, Tijuana has excelled in the musical field, thanks to the first groups of ranchera music that began to set the tourist establishments in the area with the visit of foreigners, including the former Casino Agua Caliente.

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Tijuana enjoys a large base of support in many other musical scenes such as mexican hip hop, reggae, hardcore, punk, black metal and house music.

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Famous musicians are from Tijuana including the pop-rock singer-songwriter Lynda Thomas and Vanessa Zamora and international indie punk bands like Delux and Los Kung-Fu Monkeys.

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Tijuana is home to the Baja California Orchestra, one of the most prestigious and solid artistic institutions in northwestern Mexico, which was nominated for the Latin Grammy in the category of best classical album by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Inc, with the album Tango kills Danzon kills Tango.

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Tijuana has a long history of producing many world champion professional boxers, such as Antonio Margarito and Erik Morales.

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Estadio Caliente is a multi-purpose stadium in Tijuana, serving as the match venue for Club Tijuana, a Liga MX Mexico Primera Division football team.

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Tijuana is a major gateway to the interior of Mexico to which it is connected by air and road directly, and by sea via the ports of Ensenada and San Diego.

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Local public transportation in Tijuana is run by semiprivate companies, and has one of the most complex, or perhaps unorganized networks.

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Major bus lines operating in Tijuana include Azul y Blanco de Magallanes and Transporte Efectivo Express de Tijuana – TEEXTI; modernizing system originally intended to phase out the other lines that partially introduced but ceased and merged with Azul y Blanco.

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In 2006, Tijuana underwent a major overhaul of its existing system of guayines, or shared fixed-route station wagons, forcing the replacement of the guayines with new models of vans, serving as fixed-route taxis.

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