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San Diego–Tijuana is an international and cosmopolitan metropolitan area centered on the two global cities San Diego, California, United States and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The metropolitan region is centered on the bays and coast of the Pacific Ocean, shared between Mexico and the United States. San Diego–Tijuana traditionally consists of four sub-state entities. These are San Diego County, Tijuana Municipality, Rosarito Beach Municipality, and Tecate Municipality. Ensenada's proximity to the region has allowed some to call for its inclusion; developing projects further closing the gap between Tijuana and Ensenada are allowing for this. The ties within the region are so strong that at least 300,000 people commute between the centers daily. San Diego has historically been the cultural and economic center of the region, though Tijuana is presently the larger city and contemporary industrial and medical manufacture center.

San Diego County and Tijuana Municipality

San Diego–Tijuana is frequently subdivided into several distinct regions. These included North County - including the centers of Carlsbad, California and San Marcos, South Bay - including Chula Vista, East County including Santee and El Cajon, the Mountain Empire, Tijuana - including Tijuana and La Joya, Tecate, Rosarito, and Valley of the Palms.

Parts of San Diego–Tijuana are well known for the affluence and resort communities. Regions from the coast to inland valleys maintain affluent populations, especially in North County, Rancho Bernardo, Coronado and Rosarito Beach.

The metropolitan region is the largest shared between California and Baja California. The extensive urban area flows from Camp Pendleton to the southern limits of Rosarito Beach. San Diego–Tijuana is made up of the two metropolitan areas San Diego and Tijuana. The total population of the metropolitan region has been estimated to be 5,105,769 in 2010, making it the largest bi-national conurbation shared between the United States and Mexico. (more...)

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The San Diego Convention Center is the primary convention center in San Diego, California. It is located in the Marina district of downtown San Diego near the Gaslamp Quarter, at 111 West Harbor Drive. The center is managed by the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, a non-profit public benefit corporation.

The convention center offers 615,701 square feet (57,200 square meters) of exhibit space. As of 2009 it was the 24th largest convention facility in North America. It was designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson. Capacity for the facility is 125,000.

The center's most distinguishing feature is the Sails Pavilion, a 90,000-square-foot (8,400 m2) exhibit and special event area. The Sails Pavilion's roof consists of distinctive Teflon-coated fiberglass "sails" intended to reflect San Diego's maritime history, as well as to advertise the center's proximity to the San Diego shore. The Pavilion was originally built as an open-air facility under the roof. However, the center found it hard to convince potential users to book an open-air facility, so the Pavilion area was enclosed in glass, greatly expanding the usable area of the center. (more...)

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  • ...San Diego–Tijuana is home to the busiest border crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry
  • ...Both cosmopolitan centers of San Diego–Tijuana maintain global city status
  • ...With a 2010 population of 5,105,769, San Diego–Tijuana is the 19th largest metropolitan area in the Americas
  • ...San Diego-Tijuana has a Mediterranean climate
  • ...In 2002 San Diego–Tijuana had a gross regional product of $136.3 Billion
  • ...The Coronado Bridge located in San Diego-Tijuana is the longest in Southern California

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