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  Baja California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
B.C. Baja California is the northernmost state of Mexico; it is mostly located on the northern half of the Baja California 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.
Its northern limit is the U.S.-Mexico border, adjacent to the U.S. state of California.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baja_California_(state)   (269 words)

 Baja California Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baja California or Lower California is a peninsula in the west of Mexico.
The first of several expeditions reached the Gulf of California and Baja California, and proved that the Island of California was in fact a peninsula.
New Spain's province of California was divided into Alta California and Baja California on May 19, 1773 near the San Juan Bautista creek by Fray Francisco Palou.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baja_California_Peninsula   (609 words)

 Baja California, Mexico  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Baja California Sur, state in western Mexico, occupying the southern half of the Baja California peninsula.
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.
The state’s estimated population in 1995 was 375,450.
www.galenfrysinger.com /baja_california.htm   (569 words)

 Tour By Mexico ® - Baja California Norte State --- 1
Baja California is bounded on the north by the American States of California and Arizona; at the northeast tip by
The climate of Baja California is hot and dry, but the state's geographical location, to the north of the Tropic of Cancer, gives it a well defined winter.
In the San Pedro Martir Mountains, the highest area of the state, the climate is mild in the summer and cold in the winter, with snow in the area of the astronomic observatory.
www.tourbymexico.com /bcn/bcnpri.htm   (270 words)

 BAJA CALIFORNIA, state, Mexico. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A rapidly growing state, Baja California is a center of development for maquiladoras, foreign-owned assembly plants that produce finished goods for export to the United States.
Mexicali also serves as the center of a rich cotton producing area, while Tijuana is a noted tourist center and point of entry from the United States.
Ensenada is the state’s most important port and is also a manufacturing, fishing, and tourist center.
www.bartleby.com /aol/65/ba/BajaCaMex.html   (91 words)

 Tour By Mexico ® - Baja California Sur State --- 2
State lies between the 22º 00' and 22º 30' north latitude.
Baja California Sur is bounded on the north by the
, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east by the Cortes Sea (Gulf of California).
www.tourbymexico.com /bcs/bcs.htm   (212 words)

 Baja California - State Government - Mexican Government
Baja California has six border crossing points by ground with California, and a maritime custom in the Port of Ensenada.
The Baja California State has a roadway net of 6,955.6 miles; the four lane roadways cover 232.5 miles, the two lane roadways equal 1,501.25 miles, the covering roads equal 2,557.5 miles; 1,932.5 miles belong to breaches and 223.1 miles to dirt roads.
The supply of electric energy is accomplished from different generating sources, resulting in that the generating of electric energy in the State fully satisfies its necessities, and part of the surplus is exported to the U.S.A. and to our neighboring State of Sonora.
www.gobierno.com.mx /english/bajacalifornia.php   (965 words)

 Baja California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Baja California is the northernmost state of Mexico; it is mostly located on the northern half of the Baja California peninsula.
1989: of the PAN becomes the first non-PRI governor of Baja California and the first opposition governor of any state since the Revolution.
Baja California state government (http://www.bajacalifornia.gob.mx/) (in Spanish and, partially, English)
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Baja_California   (304 words)

 Baja California Sur on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There is some cotton grown commercially and there is significant salt mining in the desert region in the northern portion of the state.
Tourism, the economic mainstay, is centered at Los Cabos, an international beach resort area and sport fishing destination at the southern end of the state.
Baja California Sur was made a state in 1974.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/b/bajac1as1ur.asp   (357 words)

 Economy. Baja California
Agriculture is the most prominent economic activity in the state of Baja California.
In Baja California, this activity is principally carried out in the Valley of Mexicali, despite the fact that the summer heat limits its exploitation.
Baja California is one of the Mexican states where fishing activities have one of the greatest natural advantages.
www.elbalero.gob.mx /kids/explora/html/bajanor/economia.html   (391 words)

 Conservation and Development in the Gray Whale Lagoons of Baja California Sur, Mexico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the November 10, 1994, meeting in La Paz in which the 1995 whale-watching permits for Baja California Sur were distributed, we observed that the permit-holders who work at Laguna San Ignacio met with INE officials to discuss their concerns regarding the management of whale-watching.
PROFEPA officials stated that the objective of their first season in Laguna San Ignacio was to observe whale-watching activities and interview all parties involved in the industry so that management guidelines and suggestions based on field observations could be presented to INE staff (Jimenez L. 1994; Nieves 1994).
Because INE is responsible for regulating whale tourism in Baja California Sur, it is the lead government agency in issues related to the conservation of gray whales and their habitat in Bahia Magdalena.
scilib.ucsd.edu /sio/guide/z-serge.html   (19347 words)

Baja California Sur - Baja California Sur, state (1990 pop.
Baja California, peninsula, Mexico - Baja California or Lower California,peninsula, c.760 mi (1,220 km) long and from 30 to 150 mi...
California, Lower - California, Lower: see Baja California, peninsula.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0805796.html   (132 words)

 Baja California, Mexico
It lays United States of America (N); the Mexican states of Sonora (NE), and Baja California Sur (S); the Sea of Cortés or Gulf California (E), and the Pacific Ocean (W).
The Baja California Peninsula is divided into two states, Baja California (Lower California) and Baja California Sur (Southern Lower California).
I found an article about the emblems in the text of the constitution of the Mexican state of Baja California in http://www.georgetown.edu/LatAmerPolitical/Constitutions/constitutions.html.
www.fotw.net /flags/mx-bca.html   (598 words)

California - California, most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon...
California, Gulf of - California, Gulf of, or Sea of Cortés,arm of the Pacific Ocean, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long and...
California Institute of Technology - California Institute of Technology, at Pasadena, Calif.; originally for men, became coeducational...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108187.html   (395 words)

 Baja California Language College
Our students are able to relax and enjoy the Baja California sunshine and the Pacific Ocean breeze with a cold drink while developing into an effective Spanish speaker.
The Baja California Language College is less than one and one half hours south of the San Diego airport.
The Baja California Language College is in very close proximity to the Ensenada Red Cross.
www.bajacal.com   (1145 words)

 Baja California , Lower California
Today's lecture: Baja California (or Lower California), not just "Baja." This is an ungrammatical use of an adjective as if it were a noun (e.g., one would not refer to New York as just "New").
The formal names of the states that comprise the Baja California peninsula are: Baja California and Baja California Sur (similar to Virgina and West Virginia, there is no East Virginia).
478 Shuttle images of Baja California; seems that the links there are not working since the NASA people changed the collection pages.
www-cs-students.stanford.edu /~robles/bc/bajacalif.html   (244 words)

 Baja California, peninsula, Mexico
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.
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.factmonster.com /id/A0805798   (350 words)

 Baja California Language College - Travel to Ensenada
The Pacific Coast city of Ensenada enjoys a very strong economy in the state of Baja California; a state that is reported to be one of Mexico's wealthiest.
At the border crossing from San Ysidro, California into Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, only a small percentage of vehicles are stopped and their passengers queried.
The Baja California Language College is located on the left at Avenida Riveroll and Calle 13.
www.bajacal.com /travel.html   (1219 words)

Teresa Matamoros, Marketing Director, of Baja California State Tourism Secretariat says the alliance is good for both parties because both share a desire to introduce Baja California to a wider audience.
From the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortés, from the border with California and Arizona all the way to Parallel 28, Baja California is a welcoming destination with something for everyone.
Baja is sure to please anyone who wants to get out and get away on any budget.
www.rubios.com /press-releases/detail.php?current_year=2003&articleID=29   (662 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Mexico -- Gunmen kill chief of investigative police in Tijuana
TIJUANA, Mexico – Men with automatic weapons ambushed the chief of investigative police for Baja California state while he was leaving for work Wednesday and killed him, riddling his body with more than 50 bullets, authorities said.
Not far from where the shooting occurred, police found an abandoned Ford Ranger pickup with California license plates they believed was one of the vehicles the gunmen used.
In July, Humberto Armenta Vizcarra, a commander for and 13-year veteran of the state's ministerial police, was shot and killed outside his home in the Baja California capital of Mexicali, across the border from Calexico, Calif.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/mexico/20050112-1652-mexico-policekilling.html   (367 words)

 Baja Mexico, Baja California Mexico Guide Bajamar Ensenada Rosarito San Felipe Tijuana Mulege La Paz Loreto Hotel etc.
Visitors to the Baja are pleasantly surprised by the warm hospitality with which the Mexicans welcome them.
Contrary to the mainland, where there are indeed problems in some areas, in all of Baja California is only absolutely pure drinking water.
Because Baja cattle and chicken are not treated with hormones or other chemicals it is simply delicious.
www.baja-web.com   (1556 words)

 La Paz --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
Situated on La Paz Bay of the Gulf of California, it is a popular resort and the largest urban centre in the state.
The bay was discovered by the Spanish in 1596; the town was established in the early 1800s and served as the capital of Baja California (1828–87).
The rugged Mexican peninsula of Lower California, known as Baja California, is, for the most part, a mountain-ridged desert that stretches 760 miles (1,220 kilometers) from the United States–Mexico border in the north to Cabo San Lucas in the south.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9369735?tocId=9369735   (956 words)

 Mexico Maps, travel maps and topographic sheets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Baja Almanac is the definitive resource for recreational activities including fishing, off-roading, dirt biking, island hopping, camping, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, boardsailing, beachcombing, backpacking, hiking, nature viewing, real estate, exploring, collecting rocks and minerals and more.
Landforms (sand dunes, arroyos, mesas, points), populated areas and bodies of water are also indexed by state: Baja California (Norte) and Baja California Sur.
Waterproof, rip-proof, full-color map of Mexico's Baja California featuring major and minor roads and towns, airstrips, rivers, swamps, lakes, deserts,national parks and marine reserves, seal colonies, and an inset map of Isla Guadalupe.
www.mexicomaps.com /index.lasso?ref=maps&categorykey=599&id=69D3EE087104DA8F09746440049B174F   (287 words)

 Journal of San Diego History
The military campaign carried out in Baja California during the first half of 1911 by groups of rebels under the direction of Ricardo Flores Magon and the Partido Liberal Mexicano represents one of the most curious and controversial episodes of the Mexican Revolution.
Not only was Baja California close to the PLM headquarters and destined to form its principal theater of operations, but the general excitement produced in Mexico and the U.S. border region by the outbreak of the 1910 insurrection resulted in a greater interest among Mexicans in the Liberals' activities and their journal Regeneracion.
Once the Baja California campaign got under way with the capture of Mexicali on January 29, 1911, the PLM was able to avail itself of additional sources of income.
www.sandiegohistory.org /journal/99winter/magonista.htm   (9856 words)

 IMPUNITY: Cases (previous investigations)-Héctor Félix Miranda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (August 7, 2003)—Judges of the Third Circuit Criminal Court upheld a petition by attorneys representing gunman José Antonio Vera Palestina, confessed killer of journalist Héctor Félix Miranda, for reconsideration of a refusal by another court of a request that he be returned to a prison in Baja California state.
Vera Palestina is seeking reversal of a ruling by Guadalajara District Judge Fernando Alcázar Martínez denying him the protection of federal justice on the grounds that his transfer from the prison in Mexicali in 1995 did not violate his constitutional rights.
Vera Palestina, sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment on May 1, 1990, for the murder of the journalist, does not resign himself to remaining in the maximum security prison and previously, as ZETA reported, he has sought from the Baja California state authorities the benefit of future release.
www.impunidad.com /cases/hector_palestinaE.htm   (278 words)

 small hotel, Baja California, baja hotel Mexico hotels La Paz Los Cabos
The shores of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) are right in front of your suite or camping ground.
At our Coral Point (said to be the best in Baja according to a world renowned underwater photographer) with its 7 different types of coral that provide food and habitat to millions of different species of marine life is the perfect place to do underwater photography while snorkeling and diving.
Our sandy beach is free of vendors so you can fully enjoy the wonderful feeling of been at the beach alone in a place where the sun or the stars shine 350 days a year and where the moon comes up over the sea to provide a wonderful (sexy) romantic ambiance.
www.elcardonal.net   (541 words)

 Introducción Baja California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He told Cortés that the lords of Cihuatlán had described the existence of a nearby island where there were many pearls and gold, and which was inhabited by female warriors governed by a queen.
After the Spaniards had failed in several attempts to reach Baja California, Cortés decided to lead an expedition with three ships, to discover and colonize the island.
He easily found Baja California and decided to take possession of the new land.
www.elbalero.gob.mx /pages_kids/geography/html/introbcn_kids.html   (257 words)

 Baja Times Newspaper, including Baja Tourist Guide.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Baja wine lovers and newcomers now have some romantic and inspiring options that will exceed their expectations and expose them to some of Mexico’s finest hosts and hospitality.
The wine country is located about seventy miles south of San Diego and can be accessed by heading south on the Tijuana-Ensenada toll road to the last collection station before the seaport of Ensenada.
So the can-we-shoot-them question after such a training session with Simcox knowing there were members of the national press in attendance, was a double-gulp time...
www.bajatouristguide.com   (958 words)

 AllRefer.com - Baja California, state, Mexico, Mexico (Mexican Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Baja California, state, Mexico, Mexico (Mexican Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Baja California[Span.: bA´hA kAlEfOr´nyA] Pronunciation Key, state (1990 pop.
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