Tijuana is located on the Gold Coast of Baja California, and is the municipal seat and the cultural and industrial 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 amenities of several multinational conglomerate businesses. In the early 21st century, Tijuana became the medical–gadget manufacturing capital of North America. Tijuana is also a growing cultural center and has been recognized 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 known for Tijuana escorts. Much more than fifty million folks cross the border in between these two cities each and every year. This metropolitan crossing makes the San Ysidro Port of Entry the fourth busiest land-border crossing in the globe. It is estimated that the two border crossing stations in between the cities proper of San Diego and Tijuana account for 300,000 daily 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 spot was the fifth-biggest in Mexico, with a population of 1,840,710, but rankings differ, the city (locality) itself was 6th biggest and the municipality (administrative) 3rd biggest nationally. The worldwide metropolitan area was estimated at about five,158,459 in 2016, generating it the third-biggest metropolitan spot in the former Californias area, 19th biggest metropolitan spot in the Americas, and the biggest bi-nationwide conurbation that is shared in between US and Mexico with elite latinas. Tijuana is getting to be much more suburbanized like San Diego.