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 contains 80% of its population. A dominant manufacturing center of the North American continent, the city maintains services of many multinational conglomerate businesses. In the early 21st century, Tijuana became the medical–device manufacturing capital of North America. Tijuana is also a developing cultural center and has been acknowledged as an critical 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 identified for Tijuana escorts. Much more than fifty million people cross the border among these two cities every single 12 months. 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 among the cities suitable of San Diego and Tijuana account for 300,000 everyday border crossings alone.
Tijuana is the 45th largest city in the Americas and is the westernmost city in Mexico. According to the 2015 census, the Tijuana metropolitan location was the fifth-largest in Mexico, with a population of one,840,710, but rankings differ, the city (locality) itself was 6th largest and the municipality (administrative) 3rd largest nationally. The international metropolitan region was estimated at about 5,158,459 in 2016, producing it the third-largest metropolitan location in the former Californias region, 19th largest metropolitan location in the Americas, and the largest bi-nationwide conurbation that is shared among US and Mexico with elite latinas. Tijuana is turning into a lot more suburbanized like San Diego.