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Municipality of Ensenada

Ensenada Municipality
Municipio de Ensenada
Punta Colonet, Baja California.

Coat of arms

Location of Ensenada in Baja California.
Country Mexico
State Baja California
Municipal seat Ensenada
Largest city Ensenada
Municipality established December 29, 1953[1]
 • Municipal president Enrique Pelayo Torres (PRI)
 • Total 52,482.4 km2 (20,263.6 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 466,814
 • Density 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
  Data source: Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
INEGI code 001
Website (Spanish) Ayuntamiento de Ensenada
Source: Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

The municipality (Spanish: municipio) of Ensenada, with a land area of 52,482.40 km2 (20,263.57 sq mi), takes up the majority of the state of Baja California. It is the largest in Mexico by area and the Americas. It contains all of Baja California apart from a strip at the north and, at the northeast extremity of the state, the municipality of Mexicali. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Gulf of California on the east, and by all of the other municipalities in Baja California on the North. Its municipal seat (Spanish: cabecera municipal) is Ensenada 31°51′28″N 116°36′21″W / 31.85778°N 116.60583°W / 31.85778; -116.60583, which lies near the northwest corner of the municipality, although almost all of the municipality's territory lies far to its southeast. Its current (as of 2009) municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) is Enrique Pelayo Torres. A major port is planned to be built in Punta Colonet, a largely uninhabited area 80 km (50 mi) south of the city of Ensenada. Located offshore, Guadalupe Island is part of the municipality, making Ensenada the westernmost municipality of Latin America.

In 2010 the municipality had a population of 466,814 inhabitants. The 2005 census recorded 413,481 inhabitants.


Ensenada municipality is administratively subdivided into 26 boroughs (Spanish: delegaciones), of which Ensenada and Chapultepec form the city of Ensenada, the municipal seat:

  1. La Mision - Borough seat: La Misión
  2. El Porvenir
  3. Francisco Zarco (Guadalupe)
  4. Real del Castillo
  5. El Sauzal
  6. Ensenada - Borough seat: Ensenada, municipal seat (Spanish: cabecera municipal)
  7. San Antonio de las Minas
  8. Chapultepec
  9. Maneadero (with subdelegación Esteban Cantú)
  10. Santo Tomás
  11. Erendira - Borough seat: Eréndira
  12. San Vicente
  13. Ojos Negros
  14. Primo Tapia
  15. Valle de la Trinidad
  16. Punta Colonet - Borough seat: Punta Colonet
  17. Camalu - Borough seat: Camalú
  18. Vicente Guerrero
  19. San Quintin - Borough seat: San Quintín
  20. El Rosario - Borough seat: El Rosario
  21. Puerecitos - Borough seat: Puertecitos
  22. El Marmol
  23. Punta Prieta - Borough seat: Punta Prieta
  24. Bahía de los Angeles
  25. Calmallí (Villa Jesús María)
  26. Isla de Cedros

Major communities

The 2010 census lists 1,709 populated places (localidades) within the municipality, but this includes solitary ranches and houses with a population of just a few or even only one person. There were 476 places that had a population of 10 or more, and 120 have a population of 100 or more. There were an additional 1,216 unpopulated localities enumerated. The largest places are, with population figures as of 2010:[2]

Name 2010 Census Population
Ensenada 279,765
Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada (Maneadero) 22,957
Lázaro Cárdenas 16,294
Vicente Guerrero 11,455
El Sauzal de Rodríguez 8,832
Camalú 8,621
Benito García (El Zorrillo) 6,598
Emiliano Zapata 5,756
San Quintín 4,777
San Vicente 4,362
Colonia Lomas de San Ramón (Triquis) 3,805
Real del Castillo Nuevo (Ojos Negros) 3,533
Ejido Papalote 3,413
Lázaro Cárdenas (Valle de la Trinidad) 3,366
Ejido México (Punta Colonet) 3,278
Colonia Nueva Era 3,256
Rancho Verde 2,758
Francisco Zarco (Valle de Guadalupe) 2,664
Santa Fe 2,632
Total Municipality 466,814

See also

  • Additional Information [1]
  • Punta Colonet, Baja California



  • Ensenada: Its background, founding, and early development
  • (Spanish) Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  • (Spanish) Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal
  • (Spanish) )

External links

  • (Spanish) Ayuntamiento de Ensenada Official government website.
  • (English) Property frenzy in Baja California, Diane Lindquist, San Diego Union-Tribune, April 24, 2006. Article on planned port construction at Punta Colonet.

Coordinates: 30°15′N 115°15′W / 30.250°N 115.250°W / 30.250; -115.250

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