Tijuana is positioned on the Gold Coast of Baja California, and is the municipal seat and the cultural and business 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 amenities of a lot of multinational conglomerate organizations. In the early 21st century, Tijuana became the health care–device manufacturing capital of North America. Tijuana is also a increasing cultural center and has been recognized as an essential 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 acknowledged for Tijuana escorts. Far more than fifty million individuals cross the border between these two cities every year. This metropolitan crossing can make the San Ysidro Port of Entry the fourth busiest land-border crossing in the planet. It is estimated that the two border crossing stations between the cities appropriate 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. In accordance to the 2015 census, the Tijuana metropolitan region was the fifth-largest in Mexico, with a population of 1,840,710, but rankings differ, the city (locality) itself was 6th largest and the municipality (administrative) 3rd largest nationally. The international metropolitan area was estimated at about five,158,459 in 2016, producing it the third-largest metropolitan region in the former Californias area, 19th largest metropolitan region in the Americas, and the largest bi-nationwide conurbation that is shared between US and Mexico with elite latinas. Tijuana is turning out to be much more suburbanized like San Diego.