Tijuana is situated on the Gold Coast of Baja California, and is the municipal seat and the cultural and commercial 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 consists of 80% of its population. A dominant manufacturing center of the North American continent, the city maintains amenities of several multinational conglomerate companies. In the early 21st century, Tijuana grew to become the healthcare–gadget manufacturing capital of North America. Tijuana is also a growing cultural center and has been recognized as an essential 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 recognized for Tijuana escorts. A lot more than fifty million men and women cross the border amongst these two cities every single yr. This metropolitan crossing helps make the San Ysidro Port of Entry the fourth busiest land-border crossing in the world. It is estimated that the two border crossing stations amongst the cities appropriate of San Diego and Tijuana account for 300,000 day-to-day border crossings alone.
Tijuana is the 45th greatest city in the Americas and is the westernmost city in Mexico. According to the 2015 census, the Tijuana metropolitan spot was the fifth-greatest in Mexico, with a population of one,840,710, but rankings differ, the city (locality) itself was 6th greatest and the municipality (administrative) 3rd greatest nationally. The international metropolitan region was estimated at about 5,158,459 in 2016, generating it the third-greatest metropolitan spot in the former Californias region, 19th greatest metropolitan spot in the Americas, and the greatest bi-nationwide conurbation that is shared amongst US and Mexico with elite latinas. Tijuana is turning into more suburbanized like San Diego.