Tijuana´s name

Until today, the exact origin of the name of Tijuana is unknown. The word Tijuana, as known today, began to be used in documents from the mid 19th century.  Among the first documents where the word Tijuana as we know it was used, are birth and marriage certificates, such as "Jose Upton and Ma. Luisa Robles, married in Tijuana ranch January 21st, 1870, at the home of Ignacio Argüello. He, 42 years old, native of London, England, carpenter, resident of this city, legitimate son of Jose Upton and Anna Gremham, both from England. Her, 30 years old, widow, legitimate daughter of Alejandro Roles and Guadalupe Armenta, the first an England native and the second of this municipality. "(Source: Paul L. Martinez, Guia Familiar de Baja California) ...

Tijuana river got channeled

The Tijuana River was channeled with cement starting in 1972, and continued in stages during the decade of the 70's. ...

Several heavy floodings

Tijuana has suffered heavy flooding in the years 1981, 1916, 1941, 1980 and 1993. ...

Busiest border in the world

The San Ysidro border crossing is the busiest in the world with over 50 million people crossing from one side to another year. Be extended to the U.S. entry to the west, where he currently is the entrance to Mexico and put 8 lanes plus (on the blue) and the U.S. side diverted the last stretch of Freeway 5 to further west to connect with the new entry to Mexico to be built on the old courtyards Prosecutors (red box) and, finally, going to Mexico, puestes be configured to give fluency to traffic. the new checkpoint to Mexico will be in the Green belt. the yellow arrows will be more or less the effect on traffic fluency. ...

A satellite city is being built.

  Valley of the palms, where about 1,000,000 people live. Nationally, Tijuana has the highest growth rate, according to the township, growing by 3 hectares per day. if the current rate of growth in 2030 Tijuana, as well as becoming the most populous city (2,422,071) will be the fourth largest city (metropolitan area) most populous of the Republic ... but could be the second. ...

First sustainable building in Tijuana

  VIA Corporate Center is the first business of its kind in the city of Tijuana. In addition to everything you need to meet the needs of modern business, it is a smart and sustainable building. With an investment of over $ 10 million in construction and 7 thousand square meters available for lease, corporate VIA is positioned as the main business center of the region, becoming also an icon of the city's architecture .   VIA Corporate will be the first LEED rated building (for its acronym in English), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. ...

Tijuana's Airport

The only one in Latin America that holds regular commercial flights to Asia and also the hangar Matrix, the only hangar in Latin America with a capacity of three Boeing 747 at a time. It is at this point, the only airport in the world that lies between a university and an international border. ...

Caesar Salad

The Caesar salad was created by an Italian chef based in Mexico home and called Alex Cardini and his brother owned a restaurant in Tijuana called "Cesar's Place" 2 Alex Cardini, whose name is related to food in 1924 the famous Hotel Peñafiel of Tehuacán, Puebla (Mexico) traveled to Tijuana to a culinary competition where your salad was premiada.2 the secret ingredient of the salad was the dressing, which soon became popular in various locations in California. The salad was a success and was initially named as "salad airmen" ("Aviator's Salad"). Eventually, in 1948, Caesar Cardini recorded it in Los Angeles as their own and international. ...