Talk:Baja California

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I am adding a link to the Baja California Regional Investment Guide of UnderstandMexico. It is still a work in progress but has significantly more investment information about Baja California than any other place on the Internet, including listings of Shelter Companies, the baja investment promotion agencies, most of the Baja Real Estate developers and the beginnings of a listing of the available real estate, lawyers, auditing firms, etc. If anybody finds this controversial feel free to contact me. Aburda (talk) 05:53, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

It continues to be a conflict of interest for you to add links to your own site. You need to stop. There are still links to your site in fourteen other articles . They should all come out. You have chosen to ignore my suggestion to build articles; instead you appear only to be interested in promoting your own site. JonHarder talk 20:38, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
No I have not chosen to ignore your suggestion, most of the useful technical information in the maquiladora article was written by me. Investors often end up reading wikipedia to get general information about locations to invest. An external link from the Baja California article to a free non-profit guide with all of the necessary information for investing in Baja California is very much needed in external links for each of the states and cities. I challenge you to find a better candidate than this for Baja California. If you can I will stop posting it to Baja. If you can't then you should add the link yourself. If you are concerned about my conflict of interest as a result of this being my master's thesis, I will have someone from the Mexican government's economic development commission add the links. Aburda (talk) 01:24, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


According to the state constitution, chapter 3, article 6, Baja California has an official coat of arms but no official flag. The FOTW web site states that the coat of arms on a white background is used as an unofficial flag. As this flag is unofficial and its display in addition to the coat of arms visually adds little to the infobox, I am not sure that it's beneficial to place it in the infobox. Spacepotato (talk) 23:06, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

The inhabitants of Baja California are called "bajacalifornianos" not "cachanillas"[edit]

I'm a "bajacalifoniano", and I'm a "cachanilla" too but this is only because I was born in Mexicali. The inhabitans of Mexicali are called "Cachanillas" because the history of this place. The cachanilla plant don't grow in western coast of Baja California and its inhabitants didn't make their first houses or huts with this plant.

Well, I'm from Mexicali as well, in Spanish a person from Mexicali is Mexicalense, dunno the translation of such demonym. JC 10:00 31 09 2008 (PST)

And... yes, "mexicalense" is the oficial term to refer to the inhabitans of Mexicali, but "cachanillas" also refer to us. Mexicalense and cachanilla are correct denominations for people that was born in Mexicali.


In the History section it should say Spanish instead of Europeans. i.e. "At the time of European contact ..." and "Europeans reached the present state of Baja California in 1539". Spain is an European country, but the discoveries of the Americas and Spanish Empire should be propperly regarded. I'll change it myself unless arguments can be brought up here. -->))))º>(talk) 01:49, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

The word "European" indicates that it's the first contact with Europeans of any sort, be they Spanish, Portuguese, British, etc. Spacepotato (talk) 19:01, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Hi, I understand the meaning of the word, what I don't find accurate is to use Europeans instead of Spanish, or British, Portuguese, etc. Europe did not have a common dimension until quite recent. An Spaniard of that age would have never used European, nor their conquers were for the greatness of Europe. I'd really like to find out why should European be preferably used instead of whatever proper nationality. -->))))º>(talk) 21:55, 28 August 2009 (UTC)


There are no citations for the figures provided in the demographics section. I think this section should be removed until reliable sources can be provided. Namenderkrieg (talk) 23:54, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Also, the grammar and punctuation in the demographics section are abysmal. They were written either in haste or with very little regard to proper structure and presentation. I volunteer to fix them, if this whole section is not eventually removed due to the lack of citations. Namenderkrieg (talk) 23:59, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Proposed move back to "Baja California"[edit]

The states name is Baja California, and the peninsula has its own title to clear up confusion. It is unnecessary to have the state at the end. 08OceanBeach SD (talk) 02:04, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

History section and Baja California Sur[edit]

Why does the History section contain so much history of the southern part of the peninsula? The history of the whole peninsula can go under Baja California peninsula#History, this history section should focus on the northern part of the peninsula. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talkcontribs) 21:05, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Coordinate error[edit]


The following coordinate fixes are needed for the coordinates of the Mexican state of Baja California. It should be more than 30 degrees north, since the southern limit is 28o and the northern limit is 32.5o. (talk) 07:45, 20 October 2013 (UTC) Luis Martin Gutierrez

Too much precision in giving the coordinates of a rather extensive region is undesirable and should be avoided. That said, I've tweaked the corrdinates in the article so that they're expressed to the nearest ten minutes of latitude and longitude, which is quite precise enough. Deor (talk) 10:15, 20 October 2013 (UTC)