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 many multinational conglomerate businesses. In the early 21st century, Tijuana became the medical–gadget manufacturing capital of North America. Tijuana is also a expanding cultural center and has been acknowledged 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 known for Tijuana escorts. A lot more than fifty million people cross the border between these two cities each 12 months. This metropolitan crossing tends to make the San Ysidro Port of Entry the fourth busiest land-border crossing in the planet. It is estimated that the two border crossing stations between the cities correct of San Diego and Tijuana account for 300,000 daily border crossings alone.
Tijuana is the 45th biggest city in the Americas and is the westernmost city in Mexico. In accordance to the 2015 census, the Tijuana metropolitan spot was the fifth-biggest in Mexico, with a population of one,840,710, but rankings fluctuate, the city (locality) itself was 6th biggest and the municipality (administrative) 3rd biggest nationally. The worldwide metropolitan area was estimated at about five,158,459 in 2016, making it the third-biggest metropolitan spot in the former Californias area, 19th biggest metropolitan spot in the Americas, and the biggest bi-national conurbation that is shared between US and Mexico with elite latinas. Tijuana is getting to be far more suburbanized like San Diego.