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  Baja California
It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Baja California Norte to distinguish it from the Baja California peninsula, of which it forms the northern half, and Baja California Sur, which forms the southern half of the peninsula.
z or Gulf of California, and on the south by Baja California Sur.
1804: The Spanish colony of California is divided into Alta ("upper") and Baja ("lower") California at the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south.
www.baja-relocation.com /baja_california.htm   (397 words)

  
 State Tourism Secretariat - Discover Baja California
Baja California is located in the North west region of the Mexican Republic, in the northern part of the Baja California peninsula, it borders to the north with the U.S. sharing a border of 265 kilometers, 233 with the State of California and 32 with the State of Arizona.
The peninsula of Baja California is 781 miles long and the average width is 56 miles, which makes Baja California one of the largest peninsulas in the world.
The State of Baja California occupies a land surface of 71,777.589 square km.
www.discoverbajacalifornia.com   (316 words)

  
 Tour By Mexico ® - Baja California Sur State --- 2
Baja California Sur is bounded on the north by the
Baja California Sur has a population of approximately 424,041 inhabitants.
The name "California" originated with Garci Ordoñez de Montalvo, who gave the name to an imaginary country in his knight novel "Esplandian", sequel of "Amadis de Galva" (Seville, 1510).
www.tourbymexico.com /bcs/bcs.htm   (241 words)

  
 Baja California Sur Mexico Travel and Tours to Baja California Sur by Enjoy Mexico
The first vestiges of human presence in Baja California are tattooed on the walls of several caves and on rocky cracks.
You need to tour the 9 evangelising centres still standing in order to understand the hard and sacrificed task of the priests, or visit the exhibition rooms at the Museum of the Jesuitical Missions of Loreto, whose seat is an old colonial house, to find out about their experiences and pilgrimages.
The State of Baja California Sur would only be recognised as such as on the 2nd of September of 1974, being its capital the City of La Paz, located 4310 kilometres away from Mexico City.
www.enjoymexico.net /baja-california-sur-mexico.php   (772 words)

  
  Baja California Mexico Vacations - Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, East Cape, Loreto, Rosarito Beach - Hotels, Fishing Resorts
La Paz Baja California Mexico is located right on the Tropic of Cancer, with a desert landscape and comfortable dry and warm climate year-around.
Loreto Baja California, Mexico is a place that encourages you to commune with nature, play water sports and take the Baja 1000 route in search of whales, cave paintings and colonial missions.
Because of Baja, Baja’s climate, infrastructure and relative isolation, it is also ideal for resting and forgetting about the pressures of everyday life.
www.mexicotravelnet.com /baja_california/destinations.htm   (704 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Baja California (peninsula)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baja California Sur is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California peninsula south of the 28th...
is the lifeline of the Baja California Peninsula.
Baja California is isolated on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east by the Sea of Cortez, whose blue waters fill the deep chasm between Baja and the rest of Mexico.
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  Baja California Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baja California or Lower California is a peninsula in the west of Mexico.
The Spanish gave the name "California" to the peninsula and to the lands north, including both Baja California and Alta California, the region that became parts of the present-day U.S. states of California, Nevada, and others.
The northern part is the state of Baja California.
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 Baja California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is sometimes informally referred to as Baja California Norte to distinguish it from the Baja California peninsula, of which it forms the northern half, and Baja California Sur, which forms the southern half of the peninsula.
The state is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by Sonora and the Sea of Cortez or Gulf of California, and on the south by Baja California Sur.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baja_California   (642 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Baja California
It lies in the Mexicali Valley, an extension of the Imperial Valley of the U.S., in northeastern Baja California.
The mining boom in Baja California from 1850 to 1890 and the emergence of Tijuana as a border community.
Reproduction in the Baja California rattlesnake, Crotalus enyo.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Baja+California   (1018 words)

  
 Baja California, Mexico  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Baja California Sur is a sparsely populated region best known for its tourist resorts and sport-fishing.
The state is bordered on the west and the south by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the Gulf of California, and on the north by the Mexican state of Baja California.
Baja California Sur is largely unpopulated and has the least number of residents of any Mexican state.
www.galenfrysinger.com /baja_california.htm   (569 words)

  
 Baja California - Encyclopedia.com
Baja California or Lower California, peninsula, c.760 mi (1,220 km) long and from 30 to 150 mi (48-241 km) wide, NW Mexico, separating the Gulf of California from the Pacific Ocean.
Baja California Sur is not economically prosperous, although tourism is developing rapidly, particularly around Los Cabos.
California and Baja California Officials Meet to Strengthen Infrastructure and Operational Improvements At Border Crossings.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-BajaCaPen.html   (945 words)

  
 ESA - Observing the Earth - Earth from Space: Baja California Peninsula
Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, highlighted in this Envisat image, lies at the southern tip of North America and is surrounded by water with the Gulf of California, also referred to as the Sea of Cortés, to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the West.
Baja California, which rides on the eastern edge of the Pacific Plate, was torn away from mainland Mexico by the San Andreas Fault.
As a result of the close proximity to plate boundaries, Baja has a diversity of landforms, including mountains, canyons and volcanic areas (on land and under the sea), creating a variety of habitats for terrestrial and marine species.
www.esa.int /esaEO/SEMVIW9ATME_index_0.html   (535 words)

  
 Baja California Sur, Mexico
The 1250km/776mi-long, 90km/50.5mi-wide Baja California (Lower California) peninsula, comprising two States, is bounded to the north by California USA, to the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the east by the Gulf of California, the border between Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur being the 28th parallel.
Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur became fully-fledged states in 1952 and 1974 respectively.
Baja California Norte was also the first state to elect a member of the PAN opposition party as its governor (1988).
www.planetware.com /mexico/baja-california-sur-mex-bcs-bcs.htm   (742 words)

  
 SWRCB California Border Environmental Program
California has actively participated in the Border Governors Conference and the meeting of the Environmental Secretaries of the 10 US-Mexico Border States, which are both held on an annual basis.
California hosted the 18th U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Conference in Sacramento on June 1 and 2, 2000 and hosted a meeting of the Environmental Secretaries of the 10 U.S.-Mexico Border States in Monterey, California on September 27-28, 2001.
California has and is providing a wide range of technical assistance in environmental control to the State of Baja California.
www.swrcb.ca.gov /border/index.html   (569 words)

  
 Baja California, peninsula, Mexico. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
28° N into the state of Baja California in the north, and the state of Baja California Sur in the south.
Baja California Sur is not economically prosperous, although tourism is developing rapidly, particularly around Los Cabos.
U.S. forces occupied (1847–48) Baja California during the Mexican War, and William Walker attempted (1853–54) to wrest it from Mexico in his first disastrous filibustering expedition.
www.bartleby.com /65/ba/BajaCaPen.html   (437 words)

  
 First Contacts in Baja California
Jiménez and the mutineers continued the voyage and landed at the Bay of La Paz on the Baja California peninsula.
Believing that the Baja California peninsula was an island, Ulloa searched in vain for a passage through to the open sea.
Ulloa's voyage extended European knowledge of the lower regions of "the Californias" and should have proved unequivocally that Baja California was a peninsula and not an island.
www.californiahistory.net /3_PAGES/baja_main.htm   (563 words)

  
 Baja California Norte, Mexico
Its shores are lapped by the Pacific in the west and the Golfo de California in the east.
Baja California is rich in varieties of animal life.
In 1804 Lower California was separated from California, and during the war with the USA the peninsula was occupied by American troops in 1847/1848.
www.planetware.com /mexico/baja-california-norte-mex-bjc-bjc.htm   (731 words)

  
 Baja California, Mexico
The cardón is nearly endemic to the deserts of the Baja California peninsula.
The elephant trees of Baja have pinnate leaves that typically turn yellow and are shed in drought conditions, but the plants can still photosynthesize through the stems of the trunk and major branches, which have a white, papery bark overlying the green photosynthetic tissues.
The other common elephant tree of Baja California is Pachycormus discolor, named “pachy-“ or “thick” for their gnarly trunks which look like elephant legs (elephants are pachyderms, meaning “thick-skinned”).
www.photoseek.com /MexicoBaja.html   (1670 words)

  
 BAJA DESERT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Baja California peninsula of Mexico is a long finger of land about 150 km wide and extending 1,300 km south from the border with California in the USA to the Tropic of Cancer near its southern tip.
Several mountain ranges form a backbone to Baja California, so that the land rises from sea level on the west (Pacific) coast to elevations ranging from about 1200 to 3000 metres, before dropping again towards the Gulf of California.
The deserts of Baja California are further south than those of the USA, with a milder, subtropical climate where frosts seldom occur at the lower elevations.
helios.bto.ed.ac.uk /bto/desertecology/bajacali.htm   (426 words)

  
 WELCOME -State Government of Baja California   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the fundamental considerations when approaching us the past of Baja California is the one of which its history.
Baja California gains more and more presence through out time in the world of international business.
The Government of the Baja California State, through the State DIF, develops various programs for the attention to children and young people.
www.bajacalifornia.gob.mx /english/index.jsp   (274 words)

  
 BAJA CALIFORNIA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diptera from the islands and adjacent shores of the Gulf of California.
A new mouse (Peromyscus slevini) from the Gulf of California.
Midwinter reconnaissance of the herpetofauna of the Cape Region of Baja California.
www.calacademy.org /research/scipubs/bajacata.htm   (1569 words)

  
 Baja California travel guide
Baja California is that 1300 kilometer long arm that dangles down from the US border between the Pacific and the Gulf of California.
Ensenada is the third city of Baja and is a leading seaport.
La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur.
www.world66.com /northamerica/mexico/bajacalifornia   (292 words)

  
 ZOCO Travel: Loreto surfari in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Baja juts out into the Pacific and is exposed to storm generated swells that can come from the North Pacific in our winter and the South Pacific in their winter.
The swell window for the Cape Region of Baja extends from approximately 300 degrees (Northwest) in winter all the way around the compass through South to approximately 130 degrees (Southeast) in summer.
In Baja you can expect days in the 80° F (26° C) – 90° F (32° C) range with nights dropping down to about 65° F (18° C).
www.zocotravel.com /surfing_holidays/mexico/baja_california/baja_california_surf_guide.html   (263 words)

  
 Baja California
Bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by the Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California), the Baja peninsula is the Mexican version of the Galapagos, rich in natural history and unspoiled beauty.
It was here that California received its name from the mythical island in the stories of the 15th-century Spanish romantic author Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo, who wrote about a wondrous island of gold and pearls ruled by a beautiful fl Amazon queen named Califia.
Besides its beautiful beaches and resorts, the peninsula is the destination of the California Grey Whales' annual migration from the chilly waters of the arctic to the warm bays of Baja.
www.calnative.com /o_baja.htm   (326 words)

  
 Baja California Home
Baja’s growth is predicted to be slower however, because they are already having to play "catch-up" to the rest of Mexico.
Baja was the first land met by these ships and a need to establish a supply station became obvious.
The original draft of the treaty included Baja California, but the US agreed with Mexico’s request to not cede Baja because their coast faced the state of Sonora and was only separated by a short distance of water.
www.questconnect.org /baja_california.htm   (4844 words)

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