Last week Baja California celebrated its 60 anniversary of being recognized as one of the Mexican federal identities, because of this special date we want to share with you some historical information of this state.
Baja California passed throughout many changes. Its first settlers arrived to the territory 10, 000 B. C. they lived as hunter-gatherer societies organized in basic social units made up of 250 individuals. During the missionary period it had the presence of the Jesuits, Franciscans and Dominicans whom established different missions along the 55,444 sq mi peninsula.
In 1929 was formed the first committee for the State of Baja California chaired by General Miguel Santacruz but it was until 1951 when the president Miguel Aleman announced that the northern territory of Baja California satisfied the conditions required to became a free and sovereign state. In January 16th, 1952 was published the decree issued by him and approved by the Congress in which recognized the territory of Baja California as a state of the Mexican federation.
Nowadays our state is full of natural wonders and magical places, in each of its 5 municipalities you can find something interesting to enjoy like cultural getaways through all the missions and museums, ecotourism in its national parks, romantic escapes in its beaches and much more.
Discover this great state and let the experience begin!
Baja California’s Government web page