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Baja California


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountainous peninsula of western Mexico extending south-southeast between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California south of the U.S. border. It was first explored by the Spanish in the 1530s.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a mountainous peninsula of western Mexico between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California
  • proper n. a state of Mexico that occupies the northern part of the peninsula

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mountainous peninsula on northwest Mexico


Spanish baja ("lower") California (Wiktionary)


  • In this work, writer Elisabeth Rosenthal asserts that organic farmers are depleting the water supply in southern Baja California.

    Ann Gentry: NY Times vs. Organic Farmers -- It's the Golf Courses Stupid!

  • He agreed with Democratic hawks who wanted all of New Mexico and California, including the long peninsula of Lower California later called Baja California.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • The initial plan, according to Ensenada Secretary of Public Safety Cesar Santiesteban, is to create a force that patrols a 50-mile tourist corridor from Tijuana through Las Playas Rosarito to Ensenada in Baja California, which is Mexico's northernmost and westernmost state.

  • The first impact from the tsunami was felt in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California.

    Tsunami Goes Far But Loses Its Punch

  • Heavy swells rolled through the port and marinas of the Baja California resort of Cabo San Lucas, rocking boats at anchor, but they did not top seawalls or bring any reports of damage.

    Tsunami damage minimal in Latin America

  • The organization has expanded into Baja California and further south to engage communities there in restoration and preservation of the coastal areas.

    Lisa Derrick: Burros & Black Velvet Art Benefit WiLDCOAST

  • Rommel Moreno, the attorney general of Baja California, whose biggest city is Tijuana, said Mr. Hank was being investigated for the 2009 killing of 24-year old Angelica Muñoz, who Mr. Moreno said was the girlfriend of Mr. Hank's son Sergio Hank.

    Controversial Mexican Politician Freed on Weapons Charges

  • A decade ago we led a successful international campaign against a massive industrial salt plant that Mitsubishi, together with the Mexican government, had proposed to build in the heart of a gray whale nursery in Baja California.

    Joel Reynolds: Telling Rio Tinto To Stop the Mine in Bristol Bay Before It Starts

  • Starting in 1972, Mr. Olguin chartered off-season fishing boats to take passengers to watch the annual migration of gray whales, which pass San Pedro en route from the Arctic to their winter feeding grounds around Baja California.

    California Showman Pioneered Whale Watching as a Pastime

  • "The plume will reach the U.S. West Coast, dumping debris on Californian beaches and the beaches of British Columbia, Alaska, and Baja California," predicted the Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa in this story about their work. Japanese Tsunami Aftermath Floating Alaska's Way


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