Ensenada Municipality

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Ensenada Municipality
Municipio de Ensenada
Municipality
Camp on the beach NW of Punta Colonet, Baja California.
Camp on the beach NW of Punta Colonet, Baja California.
Coat of arms of Ensenada Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Ensenada in Baja California.
Location of Ensenada in Baja California.
Country Mexico
State Baja California
Municipal seat Ensenada
Largest city Ensenada
Municipality established December 29, 1953[1]
Government
 • Municipal president Enrique Pelayo Torres (PRI)
Area
 • Total 52,482.4 km2 (20,263.6 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 466,814
 • Density 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
  Data source: INEGI 2010 Census
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
INEGI code 001
Website (Spanish) Ayuntamiento de Ensenada
Source: Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

The municipality (Spanish: municipio) of Ensenada, with a land area of 52,482.40 km2 (20,263.57 sq mi), takes up the majority of the state of Baja California. It is the largest in Mexico by area and the Americas. It contains all of Baja California apart from a strip at the north and, at the northeast extremity of the state, the municipality of Mexicali. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Gulf of California on the east, and by all of the other municipalities in Baja California on the North. Its municipal seat (Spanish: cabecera municipal) is Ensenada 31°51′28″N 116°36′21″W / 31.85778°N 116.60583°W / 31.85778; -116.60583, which lies near the northwest corner of the municipality, although almost all of the municipality's territory lies far to its southeast. Its current (as of 2009) municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) is Enrique Pelayo Torres. A major port is planned to be built in Punta Colonet, a largely uninhabited area 80 km (50 mi) south of the city of Ensenada. Located offshore, Guadalupe Island is part of the municipality, making Ensenada the westernmost municipality of Latin America.

In 2010 the municipality had a population of 466,814 inhabitants. The 2005 census recorded 413,481 inhabitants.


Subdivisions[edit]

Ensenada municipality is administratively subdivided into 26 boroughs (Spanish: delegaciones), of which Ensenada and Chapultepec form the city of Ensenada, the municipal seat:

  1. La Mision - Borough seat: La Misión
  2. El Porvenir
  3. Francisco Zarco (Guadalupe)
  4. Real del Castillo
  5. El Sauzal
  6. Ensenada - Borough seat: Ensenada, municipal seat (Spanish: cabecera municipal)
  7. San Antonio de las Minas
  8. Chapultepec
  9. Maneadero (with subdelegación Esteban Cantú)
  10. Santo Tomás
  11. Erendira - Borough seat: Eréndira
  12. San Vicente
  13. Ojos Negros
  14. Primo Tapia
  15. Valle de la Trinidad
  16. Punta Colonet - Borough seat: Punta Colonet
  17. Camalu - Borough seat: Camalú
  18. Vicente Guerrero
  19. San Quintin - Borough seat: San Quintín
  20. El Rosario - Borough seat: El Rosario
  21. Puerecitos - Borough seat: Puertecitos
  22. El Marmol
  23. Punta Prieta - Borough seat: Punta Prieta
  24. Bahía de los Angeles
  25. Calmallí (Villa Jesús María)
  26. Isla de Cedros

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 466,814.[2]

As of 2010, the city of Ensenada had a population of 279,765.[2] Other than the city of Ensenada, the municipality had 3,245 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada (Maneadero) (22,957), Lázaro Cárdenas (16,294), Vicente Guerrero (11,455), El Sauzal de Rodríguez (8,832), Camalú (8,621), Benito García (El Zorrillo) (6,598), Emiliano Zapata (5,756), San Quintín (4,777), San Vicente (4,362), Colonia Lomas de San Ramón (Triquis) (3,805), Real del Castillo Nuevo (Ojos Negros) (3,533), Ejido Papalote (3,413), Lázaro Cárdenas (Valle de la Trinidad) (3,366), Ejido México (Punta Colonet) (3,278), Colonia Nueva Era (3,256), Rancho Verde (2,758), Francisco Zarco (Valle de Guadalupe) (2,664), Santa Fe (2,632), classified as urban, and Luis Rodríguez (El Vergel) (2,281), Colonia Benito Juárez (1,933), Ejido Profesor Graciano Sánchez (1,856), El Rosario de Arriba (1,704), Salvador Rosas Magallón (1,520), Ejido Eréndira (1,461), Poblado Chulavista (El Chorizo) (1,442), El Porvenir (Guadalupe) (1,416), Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz (1,394), Colonia Gómez Morín (1,362), Isla de Cedros (1,339), Poblado Héroes de Chapultepec (1,260), Santa María (Los Pinos) (1,255), La Providencia (1,253), Ejido General Leandro Valle (1,174), Ejido Francisco Villa (San Simón) (1,151), Las Brisas (1,078), Fraccionamiento del Valle (1,052), and Pueblo Benito García (1,028), classified as rural.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) pp. 78–79, La Transformación de Baja California en Estado, 1931–1952, Lawrence Douglas Taylor Hansen, Estudios Fronterizos, 1, #1 (January–June 2000), UABC, Mexicali, pp. 47–87.
  2. ^ a b c "Ensenada". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

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Coordinates: 30°15′N 115°15′W / 30.250°N 115.250°W / 30.250; -115.250