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maquiladoras

(Encyclopedia) maquiladoras mäkē˝lädō´räs, Mexican assembly plants that manufacture finished goods for export to the United States. The maquiladoras are generally owned by non-Mexican corporations.…

Mexicali

(Encyclopedia) Mexicali māhēkä´lē, city (1990 pop. 438,377), capital of Baja California state, NW Mexico, across the border from Calexico, Calif. Once noted chiefly as the center of a cotton- and…

Ensenada

(Encyclopedia) Ensenada entsənädə, city (1990 pop. 259,979), Baja California state, NW Mexico. Developed in the 19th cent., Ensenada is the oldest deep-sea port in Baja California and is one of the…

Del Rio

(Encyclopedia) Del Rio rē´ō, city (1990 pop. 30,705), seat of Val Verde co., W Tex., on the Rio Grande opposite Ciudad Acuña, Mexico; founded 1868, inc. 1911. It is the marketing and distribution…

Matamoros

(Encyclopedia) Matamoros, city (1990 pop. 266,055), Tamaulipas state, NE Mexico, near the mouth of the Rio Grande, opposite Brownsville, Tex. Matamoros, linked by rail and highway with the United…

Tijuana

(Encyclopedia) Tijuana tēhwä´nä, city (1990 pop. 698,752), Baja California state, NW Mexico, just south of the U.S. border. It is a gaudy border resort, noted for its racetracks and bullfights. An…

Nogales

(Encyclopedia) Nogales nōgä´lās, city (1990 pop. 19,489), Santa Cruz co., S Ariz. on the Mexican border with its adjacent city, Nogales (1990 pop. 105,873), Sonora, NW Mexico. There are copper,…

Baja California

(Encyclopedia) Baja California Span.: bä´hä kälēfōr´nyä, state (1990 pop. 1,660,855), 27,628 sq mi (71,576 sq km), NW Mexico, on the Baja California peninsula. Mexicali is the capital. A rapidly…

Nuevo Laredo

(Encyclopedia) Nuevo Laredo nwā´vō lärā´ᵺō, city (1990 pop. 218,413), Tamaulipas state, NE Mexico, across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Tex. Linked with the United States by automobile and railroad…

Baja California

(Encyclopedia) Baja CaliforniaSpan.: bä´hä kälēfōr´nyä or Lower California, peninsula, c.760 mi (1,220 km) long and from 30 to 150 mi (48–241 km) wide, NW Mexico, separating the Gulf of California…