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Tecate Municipality

Municipio de Tecate
Coat of arms of Tecate Municipality
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Paraíso Industrial de B.C.
(Baja California's Industrial Paradise)
Location of Tecate in Baja California.
Location of Tecate in Baja California.
Country Mexico
State Baja California
Municipal seat Tecate
Largest city Tecate
Municipality established December 29, 1953
Area
 • Total 3,079.0 km2 (1,188.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 108,440
 • Density 35.2192/km2 (91.217/sq mi)
  Data source:
Time zone UTC−8 (Northwest (US Pacific))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (Northwest)
INEGI code 003
Website Gobierno Municipal de Tecate, Baja California
Source: Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

Tecate is a municipality in the Mexican state of Baja California. Its municipal seat is located in the city of Tecate. According to the 2020 census, it had a population of 108,440 inhabitants. The municipality has an area of 3,079.0 km² (1,188.8 sq mi).

Boroughs

The municipality is administratively subdivided into 6 boroughs, in addition to the municipal seat, Tecate.

Demographics

Parque eólico la Rumorosa
Wind farm in La Rumorosa.
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2010 101,079 —    
2015 102,406 +1.3%
2020 108,440 +5.9%

As of 2020, the municipality had a total population of 108,440.

As of 2010, the city of Tecate had a population of 64,764. Other than the city of Tecate, the municipality had 964 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Lomas de Santa Anita (6,604), Nueva Colonia Hindú (4,431), classified as urban, and Cereso del Hongo (4,278), Luis Echeverría Álvarez (El Hongo) (2,411), classified as urban, and Hacienda Tecate (1,871), Valle de las Palmas (1,860), La Rumorosa (1,836), Maclovio Herrera (Colonia Aviación) (1,219), Alfonso Garzón (Granjas Familiares) (1,188), and El Mirador (1,171), classified as rural.

Adjacent municipalities and counties

  • (Spanish) Link to tables of population data from 2010 Census, INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática.
  • (Spanish) Tecate, Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México, Instituto Nacional Para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal, SEGOB. Accessed on line November 15, 2007.
  • (Spanish) Gobierno Municipal de Tecate, Baja California Official government website.
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