Baja California (state)

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Baja California
Flag of Baja California
Official seal of Baja California
Mexico map, MX-BCN.svg
Coordinates: 30°33′N 115°10′W / 30.550°N 115.167°W / 30.550; -115.167Coordinates: 30°33′N 115°10′W / 30.550°N 115.167°W / 30.550; -115.167=inline,title
Country  Mexico
Capital Mexicali
Municipalities 5
Largest City Tijuana
 • Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid (PAN)
 • Federal Deputies PAN: 8
 • Federal Senators

Alejandro González (PAN)

Rafael Díaz (PAN)
Fernando Castro (PRI)
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.
Website State government

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.