The state of Baja California, or the Free and Sovereign State of Baja California (Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California), is located in western Mexico, in the northern part of Baja California Peninsula which lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California.
It borders on the Mexican states of Sonora (east), Baja California Sur (south), and the U.S. states of Arizona (east) and of California (north). Baja California is famed for its delightful sandy beaches and abundant and diverse marine life including blue whales and great white sharks. Mexicali is the state capital, a lively city of cultural diversity, with excellent museums, landmarks, and a major attraction to its visitors - stands offering the best tacos. Baja California is gifted with superb natural landscapes and biodiversity. Travel destinations include the Valley of the Cirios, Guadalupe Canyon, a hot springs oasis, and the Bay of Loreto National Park, a unique marine park.
Population: around 3.3 million inhabitants
Other major towns: Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada, San Felipe, San Quintin, Tecate
Main attractions: beaches, boat tours, Guadalupe Island, Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Baja Prog (annual progressive rock festival in Mexicali), Jai Alai Frontón palace, Cultural Centre of Tijuana, Avenida Revolución, Museo de las Californias, Trompo Interactive Museum, Museum of the Vine and Wine, La Bufadora, Coronado Islands, Parque Morelos, Alto Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve (geological volcanic formations with craters, beaches, dunes, and oasis), Riviera of Ensenada, Guadalupe Canyon (hot springs), Rancho La Puerta (Tecate), Bahía de los Ángeles
Nearest Airports: General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airpor (MXL - Aeropuerto Internacional de Mexicali General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada)
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