Baja California Sur


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Baja California Sur

(Span.: bä`hä kälēfōr`nyä so͝or), state (1990 pop. 317,764), 27,571 sq mi (71,428 sq km), NW Mexico, on the S Baja CaliforniaBaja California
or Lower California,
peninsula, c.760 mi (1,220 km) long and from 30 to 150 mi (48–241 km) wide, NW Mexico, separating the Gulf of California from the Pacific Ocean. The peninsula is divided at lat.
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 peninsula. La PazLa Paz
, city (1990 pop. 137,641), capital and largest city of Baja California Sur state, W Mexico. A tourist spot and transportation hub for the southern Baja peninsula, La Paz was first settled in 1811. The city was known for its pearl fishing until the middle of the 20th cent.
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 is the capital. Most of the area is lightly populated and has little arable land. Some cotton is grown commercially, and there is significant salt mining in the desert region in the northern portion of the state. Tourism, the economic mainstay, is centered at Los CabosLos Cabos,
resort area centered on the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur state, Mexico, encompassing much of the S tip of the Baja California peninsula. The communities have developed rapidly since the late 20th cent.
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, an international beach resort area and sport fishing destination at the southern end of the state. Baja California Sur was made a state in 1974.

Baja California Sur

 

a state of Mexico, located in the southern part of the California peninsula. Area, 73, 700 sq km; population, 128, 000 (1970). The capital is La Paz. The economy is based mainly on irrigated agriculture, with emphasis on long-fiber cotton, wheat, oil-producing plants, and citrus fruit. Nonferrous metallurgy is carried on in Santa Rosalia, and the food-processing, cotton-ginning, and oil-milling industries are centered in La Paz. There is also commercial fishing and pearl diving.

Baja California Sur

a state of NW Mexico, in the S part of the Lower California peninsula. Capital: La Paz. Pop.: 423 516 (2000). Area: 73 475 sq. km (28 363 sq. miles)
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de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, Apartado Postal #19B, La Paz, Baja California Sur, 23080, Mexico
TABLE 1--Composition of nests constructed by verdin (Auriparus flaviceps), trees or shrubs in which nests were built, and trees and shrubs located within 5 m of the nest in a xerophytic scrubland near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, in spring 2008.
Once these secondary laws are approved, these types of investments will multiply," said the Baja California Sur governor.
Most biological samples were obtained from May to October, when the squid are mainly distributed in the fishing grounds off Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur.
The schools stay off the west coast of Baja California Sur from June to October, arriving off Punta Belcher and Punta Lobos in August, although most of the adults arrive in September and October (Fig.
Phrynosoma coronatum from the Cape Region of Baja California Sur examined from the herpetology collection of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (LACM), Los Angeles, California U.
Guerrero Negro, 2008, another film shot by Manglano-Ovalle in Baja California Sur, is a loop of ten still images taken in and around the landscape filmed in Juggernaut; in each case the artist has included a figure whose face is never seen and who holds a GretagMacbeth ColorChecker chart.
7, most related to the Baja California Sur and Baja California Norte populations and, to a lesser extent, with the Central American populations.
authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Ecologia (INE), of the SEMARNAT, and supported by the Government of Baja and the Municipality of Loreto, launched a desert bighorn conservation program for the state of Baja California Sur (BCS).
A man in the Baja California Sur state offices confirmed the deaths, but had no details of their time and place.
In El Portugues, a small fishing camp in Mexico's Baja California Sur, moustachioed fishermen with tobacco-colored skin glide to shore in 21-foot panga boats and unload their modest catch of small sharks and devil rays.
The first known males of the spider Plectreurys arida Gertsch are described from the xeric shrub habitats and houses of Baja California Sur, Mexico.