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The municipality ( ) of Ensenada, with a land area of 51,952.26 km² (20,058.88 sq mi), taking up the majority of the state of Baja Californiamarker, and the largest in Mexicomarker by area, and comparable in size to San Bernardino Countymarker, Californiamarker, the largest county in the United Statesmarker outside Alaskamarker. 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 Oceanmarker on the west, the Sea of Cortezmarker on the east, and by all of the other municipalities in Baja California on the North. Its municipal seat ( ) is Ensenadamarker. Its current ( ) municipal president ( ) is Pablo Alejo López Núñez of the PAN. A major port is planned to be built in Punta Colonetmarker, a largely uninhabited area 80 km (50 miles) south of the city of Ensenada. Offshore, Guadalupe Islandmarker is part of the municipality.

In 2000 the municipality had a population of 370,730 inhabitants. The 2005 census recorded 413,481 inhabitants.


Ensenada municipality is administratively subdivided into 24 boroughs ( ), of which Ensenadamarker and Chapultepec form the city of Ensenada, the municipal seat:
  1. La Misión
  2. El Porvenir
  3. Francisco Zarco (Guadalupemarker)
  4. Real del Castillo
  5. El Sauzal
  6. Ensenadamarker, municipal seat ( )
  7. San Antonio de las Minas
  8. Chapultepec
  9. Maneadero (with subdelegación Esteban Cantú)
  10. Santo Tomás
  11. Eréndira
  12. San Vicente
  13. Valle de la Trinidad
  14. Punta Colonet
  15. Camalú
  16. Vicente Guerrero
  17. San Quintín
  18. El Rosario
  19. Puertecitos
  20. El Marmol
  21. Punta Prieta
  22. Bahía de los Angelesmarker
  23. Calmallí (Villa Jesús María)
  24. Isla de Cedrosmarker

Major communities

The 2005 census lists 1,567 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. 418 places have a population of 10 or more, and 120 have a population of 100 or more. The largest places are, with population figures as of census 2005:
Place Population
Ensenadamarker 260,075
Maneadero (Rodolfo Sánchez T.) 15,814
Lázaro Cárdenas 14,779
Vicente Guerreromarker 10,632
El Sauzal 8,641
Camalúmarker 6,009
El Zorrillo (Colonia Benito García)       5,072
San Quintínmarker 5,021
Emiliano Zapata 4,682

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