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Andrade (formerly, Cantu) is a small unincorporated town in the southeasternmost corner of the state of Californiamarker, in Imperial County. It is directly across the border from Los Algodonesmarker, the northernmost town of the municipality of Mexicali, in Baja Californiamarker, and in all of Mexicomarker. The ZIP Code is 92283. The community is inside area code 760marker.

Andrade is named after Mexican General Guillermo Andrade. The General sold the land for the settlement to the California Development Company. The town was named in 1912 with establishment of the post office.

A post office operated at Andrade from 1909 to 1910 and from 1912 to 1942. The name Cantu commemorated Col. Esteban Cantu, governor of the northern most district of Baja Californiamarker from 1915 to 1920.

As of the year 2000, it had a population of 59, 74.6% of whom were Hispanic or Latino.

The community is located entirely within the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation.


  1. The entire population of Andrade is located within Block 2591, Block Group 2, Census Tract 124, Imperial County, California. Population figures are from US Census Factfinder.

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