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Baja California (state)

state of Mexico

Baja California is a Mexican state in the northern section of the Baja California Peninsula. It borders the state Baja California Sur to the south, and Sonora to the east. It also borders the U.S. state of California to the north. It means "Lower California".

Baja California
Flag of Baja California
Flag
Official seal of Baja California
Seal
Mexico map, MX-BCN.svg
Coordinates: 30°33′N 115°10′W / 30.550°N 115.167°W / 30.550; -115.167Coordinates: 30°33′N 115°10′W / 30.550°N 115.167°W / 30.550; -115.167=inline,title
Country Mexico
CapitalMexicali
Municipalities5
Largest CityTijuana
Government
 • GovernorFrancisco Vega de Lamadrid (PAN)
 • Federal DeputiesPAN: 8
 • Federal SenatorsAlejandro González (PAN)
Rafael Díaz (PAN)
Fernando Castro (PRI)
Area
 • Total69,921 km2 (26,997 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total2,844,469 (Ranked 14th)
HDI (2004)0.8233 - high
Ranked 7th
ISO 3166-2MX-BCN
Postal abbr.B.C.
WebsiteState government

Baja California is both the furthest north and furthest west state in Mexico.