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The Gulf of California, also known as Sea of Cortes or Mar de Cortez (as known in Mexico), is the body of water that separates Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. It has a coastline of about 4,000 Kilometers (2,500 miles) and has an approximate area of 160,000 square Kilometers (62,000 sq mi). There are many rivers that flow into the sea, including the Colorado, Sinaloa and Yaqui rivers. Some coastal cities around the sea include La Paz (189,176), Los Cabos (164,162) or Guaymas (134,153). The region is also known to be rich in biodiversity, and an important commercial fishery, where many shrimp and sardine fleets from the city of Mazatlan exploit the local species.
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The Baja California peninsula (meaning Lower California) is part of Mexico and has always been since Mexico's independence in 1821. Before becoming a state in 1953…, Baja was known as the North Territory of Baja California. Right now it is conformed by two federal states: Baja California (Capital: Mexicali) and Baja California Sur (Capital: La Paz). Baja California is both the northernmost and westernmost state of Mexico.
The Baja California Peninsula is part of Mexico. It is also composed by two federal states: Baja California (Capital: Mexicali) and Baja California Sur (Capital: La Paz).
Yes. Mexico does
It is Baja California that is separated from the rest of Mexico by the Gulf of California. Baja California is a peninsula.
The Baja California peninsula.
The Gulf of California separates mainland Mexico with Baja California. Baja California is separated into two parts, Baja California and Baja California Sur.
Hernan Cortes. He however, thought Baja California was an island.
No. It is slowly drifting northwest in such a way that someday Los Angeles will be a suburb of San Francisco, and the Gulf of California will disappear and become a shallow se…a facing the Pacific Ocean.
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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 one of the 31 Federal States comprising the country of Mexico. Its capital is the city of Mexicali.
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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, Baja California is the long peninsula that sticks out south of California. In Spanish, Baja California… means "Lower California"- this is because California was once part of Mexico. The US took it from Mexico during a war in the mid-1800s; prior to this, California was known as Alta California ("Upper California").