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Municipality of Tecate

Tecate Municipality
Municipio de Tecate

Coat of arms
Motto: Paraíso Industrial de B.C.
(English: Baja California's Industrial Paradise)

Location of Tecate in Baja California.

Coordinates: 32°34′N 116°38′W / 32.567°N 116.633°W / 32.567; -116.633Coordinates: 32°34′N 116°38′W / 32.567°N 116.633°W / 32.567; -116.633

Country Mexico
State Baja California
Municipal seat Tecate
Largest city Tecate
Municipality established December 29, 1953[1]
 • Municipal president Donaldo Peñaloza Ávila (PAN)
 • Total 3,079.0 km2 (1,188.8 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 101,079
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
  Data source: Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
INEGI code 003
Website (Spanish) Gobierno Municipal de Tecate, Baja California
Source: Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

Tecate is a municipality in the Mexican state of Baja California. Its municipal seat is located in the city of Tecate. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 101,079 inhabitants, and according to the 2005 census, it had 91,034 inhabitants. The municipality has an area of 3,079.0 km² (1,188.8 sq mi).


The municipality is administrative subdivided in 6 boroughs, beside the municipal seat, Tecate.

  • Nueva Colonia Hindú
  • Colonia Luis Echeverría
  • Heroes del Desierto
  • Mi Ranchito
  • Valle de Las Palmas
  • La Rumorosa

Cities and towns

Populations are from the 2010 census.

  • Tecate - 64,764
  • Lomas de Santa Anita - 6,604
  • Nueva Colonia Hindú - 4,431
  • Cereso del Hongo - 4,278
  • Colonia Luis Echeverría Álvarez - 2,411
  • Hacienda Tecate - 1,871
  • Valle de Las Palmas - 1,860
  • La Rumorosa - 1,836
  • Maclovio Herrera (Colonia Aviación) - 1,219
  • Alfonso Garzón - 1,188
  • El Mirador - 1,171

Adjacent municipalities and counties


  • (Spanish) Link to tables of population data from 2010 Census, INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática.
  • (Spanish) Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México, Instituto Nacional Para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal, SEGOB. Accessed on line November 15, 2007.

External links

San Diego–Tijuana portal
  • (Spanish) Gobierno Municipal de Tecate, Baja California Official government website.

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