Tijuana is situated on the Gold Coast of Baja California, and is the municipal seat and the cultural and business center of Tijuana Municipality (Mexican states are divided into municipalities, rather than counties as in the U.S.). Tijuana covers 70% of the territory of the municipality and contains 80% of its population. A dominant manufacturing center of the North American continent, the city maintains amenities of many multinational conglomerate organizations. In the early 21st century, Tijuana grew to become the health care–gadget manufacturing capital of North America. Tijuana is also a increasing cultural center and has been acknowledged as an crucial new cultural mecca. The city is the most visited border city in the globe sharing a border of about 24 km (15 mi) with its sister city San Diego, and is identified for Tijuana escorts. More than fifty million individuals cross the border between these two cities every single 12 months. This metropolitan crossing makes the San Ysidro Port of Entry the fourth busiest land-border crossing in the world. It is estimated that the two border crossing stations between the cities appropriate of San Diego and Tijuana account for 300,000 daily border crossings alone.
Tijuana is the 45th biggest city in the Americas and is the westernmost city in Mexico. In accordance to the 2015 census, the Tijuana metropolitan location was the fifth-biggest in Mexico, with a population of 1,840,710, but rankings differ, the city (locality) itself was 6th biggest and the municipality (administrative) 3rd biggest nationally. The worldwide metropolitan region was estimated at about five,158,459 in 2016, creating it the third-biggest metropolitan location in the former Californias region, 19th biggest metropolitan location in the Americas, and the biggest bi-nationwide conurbation that is shared between US and Mexico with elite latinas. Tijuana is turning out to be a lot more suburbanized like San Diego.