Facts about Tijuana,
Baja California and México.
Tijuana’s population is estimated to be just over 1.5 million. Tijuana has seen an astonishing population growth, it currently holds the third most populous place in the country. According to the 2010 population census by the INEGI (National Institute of Statistics and Geography), 3,155,070 inhabitants live in Baja California. By mid-1950, Baja California only had 1% of the total national population with 59,952 inhabitants, which means that in order to reach the current figure, population has multiplied 52-fold.
Tijuana is constantly growing and industrial building construction projects are also on the rise. At the time, this border city has 63 industrial parks in development areas such as: commercial infrastructure, tourism infrastructure, industrial infrastructure, maquiladora industry and housing development. This sector is of great importance as part of a development stage of businesses of Tijuana.
Since the year 2000, foreign entities have invested $9.4 billion USD in the state of Baja California alone. Proximity to California makes Tijuana an ideal place to set-up shop for foreign investors. Tijuana takes about 70% of this investment out of the five municipalities of Baja California.
The transnational metropolitan area comprised between San Diego, Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada and Tecate has a population of over 5 million people and is the most populous of any metropolitan region between the United States and Mexico.
About two thirds of the population is under the age of 30, something that makes Tijuana one of the best places to find capable and motivated workers.
After an influx of customers had depleted his restaurant’s supplies, Caesar Cardini made due with what he had in his restaurant aptly named “Caesar’s.” Julia Child recounts that she was told by Caesar’s daughter, Rosa, that the romaine lettuce of the salad was served in full leaf form because each leaf was meant to be lifted and eaten by hand. The original recipe also didn’t have anchovies.
The growth of craft beer in Baja California dates back 15 years and has turned into a growing trend. Currently, the state produces a third of the beer of the country. Up till now, 531 craft breweries have been registered in the state. Tijuana is where the most important beer production is concentrated and several restaurants and bars offer a wide variety of locally-brewed craft beer. Given that craft beer has conquered other countries in Asia, brewers now have their sights set on several European nations.