Baja California Sur (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbaxa kaliˈfornja ˈsur], officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California Sur (English: Free and Sovereign State of Baja California Sur, literally: South Lower California), is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. Before becoming a state on October 8, 1974, the area was known as the South Territory of Baja California. It has an area of 73,475 km2 (28,369 sq mi), or 3.57% of the land mass of Mexico and comprises the southern half of the Baja California peninsula, south of the 28th parallel. It is bordered to the north by the state of Baja California, to the west by the Pacific Ocean, and to the east by the Gulf of California, also known as the "Sea of Cortés." Also, the state has maritime borders with Sonora and Sinaloa to the east across the Gulf of California.

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As of 2005, the population was 512,170. The state is home to the tourist resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Its largest city and capital is La Paz, a tourist resort and historic landmark. It includes Loreto, the historic first capital of all three Californias (Baja California Sur, Baja California, and California), the town of Santa Rosalía which is the site of a historic church designed by Gustave Eiffel.

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  • Mexico Baja Sur travel warning U.S. Department of State April 2015 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2015, 9:45 AM by Ostermyr Elizabeth
  • Amnesty program for illegal immigrants in Mexico Mexico is offering undocumented foreigners amnesty if they come forward and apply for legal status. The issue of illegal immigrants living in Mexico is an open secret. Rather than face ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2015, 6:40 AM by Ostermyr Elizabeth
  • Drug cartel figure killed by clown in Cabo San Lucas A former member of Mexico's Tijuana Cartel was shot and killed in the popular Cabo tourist area. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix was shot Friday night at a "party venue ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2015, 6:06 AM by Ostermyr Elizabeth
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