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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