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Baja California Sur

Baja California Sur (Span.: bäˈhä kälēfōrˈnyä) (so͝or), state, 27,571 sq mi (71,428 sq km), NW Mexico, on the S Baja California peninsula. La Paz 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 Cabos, 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.
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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.

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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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