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Will the Baja peninsula move closer to Mexico as spreading occurs in the Gulf of California?
Mexico owns the pennsula called Baja California.
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).
The Gulf of California , also known as Seaof Cortes or Mar de Cortez (as known in Mexico),is the body of water that separates Baja California Peninsula fromthe Mexican ma…inland. It has a coastline of about 4,000 Kilometers(2,500 miles) and has an approximate area of 160,000 squareKilometers (62,000 sq mi). There are many rivers that flow into thesea, including the Colorado, Sinaloa and Yaqui rivers. Some coastalcities around the sea include La Paz (189,176), Los Cabos (164,162)or Guaymas (134,153). The region is also known to be rich inbiodiversity, and an important commercial fishery, where manyshrimp and sardine fleets from the city of Mazatlan exploit thelocal species.
Yes Baja and Yuatacan Peninsulas are in Mexico. "Baja" is the common name for the Baja California Peninsula, which protrudes from southern California and runs along north-west…ern Mexico. Some important cities in such peninsula are Tijuana, Ensenada, Mexicali, La Paz and Los Cabos. Yucatan is the common name for the Yucatan Peninsula, which is located in south-eastern Mexico and touches the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Caribbean Sea. The most important cities in there would be Cancun, Merida, Tulum or Cozumel.
Hernan Cortes. He however, thought Baja California was an island.
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Yes, it is. But don't confuse it with California, which is a state on the western board of the United States. See related questions for further detail.
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).
Just south of California. You see, "Baja" means "lower" in Spanish.
Tijuana, La Paz, Los Cabos, Mexicali or Ensenada qualify as such. Tijuana is the 7th largest city in the country (1.8 million by 2010).
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Nearly all the of Baja Peninsula is part of the Sonoran Desert.
The Yucatan Peninsula
Minimum air distance is 2,036 kilometers (1,265 miles) over a5-hour flight, between the cities of Cabo San Lucas on the BajaCalifornia Peninsula and Campeche on the Yucatan Pe…ninsula. Roaddistance is 2,946 kilometers (1,831 miles) over a 38-hour, non-stopdrive.
When it was discovered in 1534 by Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes, the long peninsula was thought to be an island, so it was named after a mythical island inhabited by Amaz…on warriors and described in the Spanish romance novel The Adventures of Esplandian (1510). After further discoveries, the whole area now encompassing the US state of California and the peninsula, were known as the Territory of the Californias, being subdivided into the Alta California (Higher California), and the Baja California (Lower California). After the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) Mexico lost its northern territories, keeping the Baja California territory. Nowadays, it has been further subdivided into two federal states: Baja California (capital Mexicali) and Baja California Sur (capital La Paz). Both acquired statehood in 1952 and 1974, respectively.
The Baja California Peninsula is located within the area covered bythe Sonoran desert; therefore most of the land is arid with hotsummers and cool winters. The Yucatan Peninsu…la, on the other hand,is located between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea,enjoying constant, warm temperatures and a humid climate, resultingin tropical savanna and tropical rainforests.