Tijuana is located 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 includes 80% of its population. A dominant manufacturing center of the North American continent, the city maintains services of numerous multinational conglomerate businesses. In the early 21st century, Tijuana grew to become the health-related–gadget manufacturing capital of North America. Tijuana is also a increasing cultural center and has been acknowledged as an important 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 acknowledged for Tijuana escorts. Much more than fifty million people cross the border in between these two cities every single year. This metropolitan crossing helps 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 in between the cities suitable of San Diego and Tijuana account for 300,000 everyday border crossings alone.
Tijuana is the 45th biggest city in the Americas and is the westernmost city in Mexico. According to the 2015 census, the Tijuana metropolitan region was the fifth-biggest in Mexico, with a population of one,840,710, but rankings differ, the city (locality) itself was 6th biggest and the municipality (administrative) 3rd biggest nationally. The global metropolitan region was estimated at about five,158,459 in 2016, producing it the third-biggest metropolitan region in the former Californias region, 19th biggest metropolitan region in the Americas, and the biggest bi-nationwide conurbation that is shared in between US and Mexico with elite latinas. Tijuana is becoming far more suburbanized like San Diego.