Ensenada


Ensenada
/en'se nah"dhah/; Eng. /en"seuh nah"deuh/, n.
a seaport in N Lower California, in NW Mexico. 113,320.

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Mexico
formerly  Ensenada de Todos Santos 

      city, northwestern Baja California estado (state), Mexico. The city is situated on Todos Santos Bay of the Pacific Ocean.

      Ensenada was a minor port during the Spanish colonial era. Local settlement did not expand significantly until 1870, when gold was discovered in the inland mountains. Ensenada was officially incorporated in 1882, and six years later it benefited from another brief gold rush. prohibition in the United States led to an economic boom in the 1920s as hotels and casinos in Ensenada catered to Americans seeking alcoholic beverages and entertainment south of the border.

      Agriculture (wheat, grapes, and olives) and livestock grazing also have contributed to the local economy. From the 1940s there was significant agricultural expansion in the nearby Mexicali Valley, and Ensenada developed into one of Mexico's leading Pacific ports for agricultural exports (especially cotton) destined for the United States and Asian markets. Commercial tuna fishing, sportfishing, and shipyards also increased in importance. Since 1990 Ensenada has become a major container shipping port.

      Ensenada is a popular weekend destination for visitors from southern California. Resort hotels, time-share condominiums, and weekend vacation homes line the shores of the bay north and south of the city. Attractions befitting the mild, arid climate include beach sports, boating, and fishing. Duty-free shopping and seafood restaurants are also popular among visitors. Cruise ships regularly call on the port, which is linked by a toll highway to Tijuana and the U.S. border, approximately 75 miles (120 km) north of the city. Pop. (2000) city, 223,492; (2005 prelim.) urban agglom., 413,481.

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