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Is Baja California in the US or Mexico?
The Baja California peninsula (meaning Lower California) is part ofMexico and has always been since Mexico's independence in 1821. Before becoming a state in 1953, Baja was k…nown as the NorthTerritory of Baja California. Right now it is conformed by twofederal states: Baja California (Capital:Mexicali) and Baja California Sur (Capital: La Paz). Baja California is both the northernmost and westernmost state ofMexico.
Yes. Mexico does
I guess you are talking about the Baja California peninsula as a whole, instead of its constituyent states Baja California and Baja California Sur. It is an important internat…ional tourist destination with cities such as Tijuana, Los Cabos, Rosarito or Ensenada. Also, Baja California is an important wine and citrics producer and has a sizeable amount of biodiversity, with places such as the Colorado River Delta and the Vizcaino Desert among the most important. Finally, Baja California is home to many US retirees and citizens that find cheaper housing prices and cost of living. That in turn increases demand for local goods and services and helps the national economy in general.
Hernan Cortes. He however, thought Baja California was an island.
The Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez as known in Mexico) as well as the Pacific Ocean.
It IS part of Mexico. It is composed by two federal states, known as Baja California (capital: Mexicali) and Baja California Sur (capital: La Paz).
It is part of Mexico.
Baja California is on the Pacific Plate and across the Gulf of California, the rest of Mexico is on the North American plate. Both plates are sliding, in a way that the Pacifi…c Plate is moving to the northwest while the North American Plate is moving southeast. This is called a transform boundary between both plates.
It is a peninsula, located in Mexico.
It is one of the 31 Federal States comprising the country of Mexico. Its capital is the city of Mexicali.
Right. See related questions.
Nearly all the of Baja Peninsula is part of the Sonoran Desert.
Right. It then flows into the Gulf of California. See related links for a map.
Baja California Sur is a federal state within Mexico. It doesn't have a president, but a governor. Current Baja California Sur governor is Marcos Covarrubias (term: 2011 - 201…5).
It's in Mexico. If you look at a map of the western coast, BajaCalifornia is the long peninsula that sticks out south ofCalifornia. In Spanish, Baja California means "Lower C…alifornia"- this isbecause California was once part of Mexico. The US took it fromMexico during a war in the mid-1800s; prior to this, California wasknown as Alta California ("Upper California").