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Tijuana (/tiːˈwɑːnə/ tee-WHAH-nə; Spanish: [tiˈxwana]) is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. As an industrial and financial center of Mexico, Tijuana exerts a strong influence on economics, education, culture, art, and politics. As the city has become a leading center in the country, so has the surrounding metropolitan area, a major industrial and paramount metropolis in northwestern Mexico. Currently one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Mexico, Tijuana maintains global city status. As of 2015, the city of Tijuana had a population of 1,696,923. On the Gold Coast of Baja California, Tijuana is the municipal seat and the cultural and commercial center of Tijuana Municipality, covering 70% of the municipality but with over 80% of its population. A dominant manufacturing center of the North American continent, the city maintains facilities of numerous multinational conglomerate companies. The early 21st century saw Tijuana become the medical-device manufacturing capital of North America. Also a growing cultural center, Tijuana has been recognized as an important new cultural mecca. The city is the most visited border city in the globe; sharing an approximate 24-kilometre-long border (15 mi) with its sister city San Diego, over fifty million people annually cross the border between these two cities. This metropolitan crossing makes the San Ysidro Port of Entry the busiest land-border crossing in the world. It is estimated that the two border crossing stations between the cities proper of San Diego and Tijuana account for 300,000 daily border crossings alone. Tijuana is the 40th largest city in the Americas and is the westernmost city in Mexico. According to the 2010 census, the Tijuana metropolitan area was the fifth-largest in Mexico, with a population of 1,784,034, but rankings vary, the city (locality) itself was 6th largest and the municipality (administrative) 3rd largest nationally. The international metropolitan region was estimated to be just over five million in 2009 and approximately 5,105,769 in 2010, making it the third largest metropolitan area in the former Californias reigon, 19th largest metropolitan area in the Americas, and the largest bi-national conurbation that is shared between US and Mexico. Tijuana is becoming more suburbanized like San Diego; during the 2000s the drug violence had residents moving out of the congested urban core into isolated communities within the municipality and beyond, as evidenced by 2010 Census figures and growth patterns. Tijuana traces its modern history to the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 16th century who were mapping the coast of the Californias. As the American conquest of northern Mexico ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Tijuana's new international position on the border gave rise to a new economic and political structure. The city was founded in July 11, 1889 as urban development began. Often known by its initials, T.J., and nicknamed Gateway to Mexico, the city has historically served as a tourist center dating back to the 1880s.

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Looking for travel information about Tijuana? Explore the best travel advice on Tijuana, Mexico. Tijuana is located at a short trip away from Mexicali a major city in Mexico. Attractions in Mexicali include La Bufadora, First Street, Las Bodegas De Santo Tomas. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Aeropuerto Internacional De Mexicali. A vacation to Tijuana can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Tijuana*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tijuana

    Know the pollution level of Tijuana before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 70.59 (High)
    • Water Pollution 65.91 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 34.62 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 69.23 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 67.31 (High)
  • Tijuana: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tijuana for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tijuana.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.06 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.18 (High)
    • Attacks 48.53 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.45 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.62 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.85 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.48 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.64 (High)
  • Living in Tijuana - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Tijuana is 129.03 (High)

    • Safety Index 43.67 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 73.17 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.39 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 71.57 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.22 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 58.09 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tijuana

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tijuana

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.84 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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