Tijuana

city in Baja California, Mexico

Tijuana (/təˈwɑːnə/ tee-ə-WAH-nə or /tˈwɑːnə/; Spanish: [tiˈxwana]) is a city in Mexico. It is in the north of the country and across the border from California in the United States. It is the largest city in Baja California. Tijuana is well known destination for US Tourists.

Tijuana
Ciudad de Tijuana
City of Tijuana
Zona Río, the main business district
Zona Río, the main business district
Coat of arms of Tijuana
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
T.J.
Gateway to Mexico
A Heart Between Two Seas
CountryMexico Mexico
StateBaja California Baja California
MunicipalityTijuana
FoundedJuly 11, 1889
Government
 • TypeAyuntamiento
 • Municipal PresidentCarlos Bustamante Anchondo
Area
 • City637 km2 (246 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,392.5 km2 (537.9 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (65 ft)
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • City1,300,983
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,650,351
 • Metro density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 [1]
Demonym(s)Tijuanan
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Postal code
22000, 22200, 22127, 22440, 22444, 22650
Area code(s)664
Websitehttp://www.tijuana.gob.mx

SourcesEdit

  1. Link to 2010 Mexican Census Info INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática.