Cite
 

Calexico

Calexico kəlĕk´sĭkō [key], city (1990 pop. 18,633), Imperial co., S Calif., at the Mexican border inc. 1908. A port of entry from adjacent Mexicali , Baja California, it is also a trade center for the southern part of the fertile Imperial Valley . Tourism is central to Calexico's economy smuggling has long been a problem.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography

Browse by Subject