Baja California

Tijuana becomes Mexico's most populated municipality

The border city now leads the list of the most populated places, leaving Iztapalapa, León, Puebla and Ecatepec behind.

Thanks to the population census conducted last year by members of the National Institute of Statistics Geography and Informatics (INEGI), it has been revealed that the city of Tijuana, Baja California is now the most populated locality in the Mexican Republic.

Let's remember that the last national census in Mexico was conducted in 2010. At that time Tijuana counted 1 million 559 thousand 683 people, while now the municipality registered 1 million 922 thousand 523 inhabitants, so if we compare both amounts results in an average increase of 36 thousand 284 residents per year.

It is thanks to this number that the border city has become the most populated Mexican municipality, leaving behind Iztapalapa, which 10 years ago boasted such a title (it currently has close to 1 million 835 thousand). The municipalities that currently follow in the list of the most populated at national level are León, Guanajuato located in 3rd place with 1 million 721 thousand, followed by Puebla, Puebla 1 million 692 thousand and Ecatepec, State of Mexico: 1 million 654 thousand.

As a result of the data obtained, Baja California is placed as the state with the largest population nationwide, totaling three million 769 thousand and 20 citizens, with Mexicali being the second most populated region with 1 million 49 thousand 792 residents. The third, fourth and fifth place at the municipal level went to Ensenada (443 thousand 807), Playas de Rosarito (126 thousand 890), San Quintín (117 thousand 568) and Tecate (108 thousand 440).

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