Baja California

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Baja California
Country: Flag of Mexico Mexico
Population: 2,490,000
Seat: Mexicali
Licence Plate: Baja California

Baja California is a Mexican federal state. It borders the state of Baja California Sur to the south, the state of Sonora to the east, the U.S. state of Arizona to the northeast, but without a possibility to cross the border, and the U.S. state of California to the north. Its capital is Mexicali. The most frequented border crossing in the world is in Tijuana, Baja California. Another important city is Ensenada at the Pacific Coast.

The south of Baja California is hardly populated and a desert, be prepared for that. Anyway, the only road to hitchhike on most of the time is highway 1 which goes all the way down to Baja California Sur. In Baja California, there are many checkpoints of the military. If you make friends with them, they can be helpful in finding you a lift.