Baja California (state)

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Baja California
State

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Coordinates: 30°33′N 115°10′W / 30.55°N 115.167°W / 30.55; -115.167Coordinates: 30°33′N 115°10′W / 30.55°N 115.167°W / 30.55; -115.167
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Capital Mexicali
Municipalities 5
Largest City Tijuana
Government
 • Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid (PAN)
 • Federal Deputies PAN: 8
 • Federal Senators

Alejandro González (PAN)

Rafael Díaz (PAN)
Fernando Castro (PRI)
Area
Ranked 12th
 • Total 69,921 km2 (26,997 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 2,844,469 (Ranked 14th)
HDI (2004) 0.8233 - high
Ranked 7th
ISO 3166-2 MX-BCN
Postal abbr. B.C.

Baja California is a Mexican state in the northern section of the Baja California Peninsula. It borders the state Baja California Sur to the south, and Sonora to the east. It also borders the U.S. state of California to the north. It means "Lower California".

Baja California is both the furthest north and furthest west state in Mexico.