FACTOID # 1: Idaho produces more milk than Iowa, Indiana and Illinois combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Playas de Rosarito
Ciudad de Playas de Rosarito
Date Founded May 14, 1885
Demonym Rosaritans; Spanish: Rosaritenses
Population 121,082 (2000)
Population density 2 212 hab/km² (2000)
Altitude 20 metres
Latitude 32° 31' 30" N
Longitude 117° W
Time Zones (UTC) Pacific Standard Time - 8 hours (GMT), Observes Daylight Savings time (-7 in spring/summer).
Telephone area code 661
Sources: INEGI, Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

Playas de Rosarito is a city in the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the municipality of the same name. The official name is Playas de Rosarito. It is located approximately 35 minutes south of the U.S. border in Tijuana. It is a popular destination for college students and young people in general from the United States for Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. It boasts miles of beaches, hotels, and dance clubs. Nearby at Popotla are the Fox Studios where many scenes from the movie Titanic were filmed. Some of the sets from the movie are now part of a museum located there. May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ (lambda),[1][2] describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... ... Area codes in Mexico By code See Area codes in Mexico by code By city See Area codes in Mexico by city By state See Area codes in Mexico by state Category: ... The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexico) comprises 31 states (estados) and one federal district (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Baja California (literally lower California in Spanish) is the northernmost state of Mexico. ... Municipio (Spanish and Italian) and Município (Portuguese) are the terms used for the following subnational entities: // Município Município (Brazil) Município (Portugal), more commonly called concelho Municipio Municipio (Colombia) Municipio (Italy), more commonly called comune Municipio (Mexico) Municipio (Puerto Rico) Municipio (Spain) Municipio (Venezuela) See also Munic... Seal of Playas de Rosarito Location of Playas de Rosarito Playas de Rosarito is a municipality in the Mexican state of Baja California. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... Tijuana (Spanish [tixwana], English usually [ˌtiːəˈwɑnə]), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana; the citys current mayor is Jorge Hank Rhon of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). ... Relatives and others traditionally place flags near veterans headstones on Memorial Day Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (most recently observed May 29, 2006). ... Labour Day (or Labor Day) is an annual holiday that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. ... Titanic is a romantic drama film written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron. ...


History

In centuries past, the California peninsula was inhabited by tribes of natives, notably the Pai Pai, Cochimi, Kiliwa, Cucupa and Kumiai. The Kumiai settled in the Rosarito Beach area, naming it Uacatucay, (which translates to "the big house") and traces of their everyday life such as arrowheads, stone kitchen utensils, mortar, have been discovered. These artifacts provide a rich source of information regarding their lifestyles and the first stage in Rosarito's evolution. Today, the modern day Kumiai are reduced to a population of ninety three, in the area of San José de la Zorra just 30 kilometers east of La Misión Village. The second stage in Rosarito's evolution, referred to as the "Missional", began with the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533, who began the establishment of missions throughout the peninsula and the evangelization of the native Kumiais. Baja California (highlighted) Baja California or Lower California is a peninsula in the west of Mexico. ...


In 1767 the Jesuits were expelled from Mexico in a political-religious decision. The Franciscans were asked to take over the administration of the missions. In 1772, a concordat (agreement) was signed between the King of Spain – with the support of the Viceroy of New Spain (Mexico) and the Pope – and the leaders of the Dominican and Franciscan monks resulting in the division of California in 1773, using the local mountain range that meet the sea at Calafia. The Palou Frontier was establish as the dividing line between Nueva (new) or Alta (upper) California and Antigua (old) of Baja (lower) California. 1767 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ...


The Franciscans took control of Alta California and everything north of the Palou Frontier (including the state of California, USA) was their domain. Alternately the Dominicans controlled everything south of the frontier in Baja California. Fifteen years later, en 1788, the De Sales Frontier was establish and the boundary between the two Californias was relocated to the site of the Rosarito Creek.


The third stage in Rosarito's history began with the establishment of the big ranches. The property of El Rosarito Ranch, granted to Don José Manuel Machado on 1825, stands out as the first in the area. Subsequently his son, Don Joaquín Machado, applied for title to the land to President Porfirio Díaz. On May 14, 1885, Machado received his title and registered it in Ensenada, then the capital city of the state of Baja California. May 14 is now recognized and celebrated as Rosarito's Foundation Day by the Historical Society of Rosarito. Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The President of the United Mexican States is the head of state of Mexico. ... José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori (15 September 1830 – 2 July 1915), Mexican war hero and President (later considered a dictator), ruled Mexico from 1876 until 1911 (with the exception of a four-year period). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ...


The fourth stage of Rosarito's history was centered around tourism. It began with the Barbachano family's establishment of the Rosarito Beach Hotel and Rene's bar in 1925; the family, who have been prominent in politics and culture in Mexico since the early 19th century, also built the first highway, allowing tourists from San Diego to visit the area. Rosarito was visited by Hollywood film stars such as Orson Welles and Dolores del Rio who were attracted by hunting (dear, quail and rabbit) and fishing (lobster, abalone).


The Ejida and fifth stage in Rosarito's history began with the inception of Ejidos, common land for farming, when, on August 17, 1930, General Lázaro Cárdenas, then President of Mexico, issued a resolution granting 46.71 square kilometres (over 10,000 acres) of land to a community of local farmers known as Ejido Mazatlán. August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... This article is about Gen. ...


Urbanization in 1950 marked the sixth stage in Rosarito's development with the planning and construction of streets and city blocks. As land sales soared, coupled with the construction of small restaurants, some shops and two hotels, the city began to take shape.


In the 1960s, Rosarito entered the commercial/industrial era with the constructions of a huge thermoelectric power plant and the later installations of Pemex, the state-owned petroleum company.


This seventh stage in Rosarito's evolution was marked with further construction and the development of shopping centers and more restaurants and shops were established along the main street. This street has been renovated and enlarge to encompass four lanes and a lighted meridian strip and, in 1989, was officially designated Boulevard Benito Juárez.


During the 1970s and early 1980s, Rosarito's growth was moderate but constant. The mid-1980s, however, was marked with the strong development of tourist related businesses of obviously considerable investment.


In the early 1990s appreciable economic growth was achieved by the construction and competition of numerous hotels, condominiums and shopping centers.


On December 1, 1995, Rosarito was converted from a suburb of Tijuana, to an independent city. The territory surrounding the city became the fifth municipio (municipality) of the State of Baja California, this being the eight stage of the history of Rosarito. Rosarito has two suburbs, Plan Libertador, just north of town, and Ejido Primo Tapia, south of town. With these two suburbs, Rosarito encompasses nearly 40 miles of coastline and the population has grown from 28,000 to more than 100,000 residents, according to 1992 census figures. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A municipio (Spanish for municipality) is a second-level political and administrative division in Mexico. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ...


External links

  • Official website of Municipality of Playas de Rosarito

  Results from FactBites:
 
Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (918 words)
Playas de Rosarito is a city in the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the municipality of the same name.
The second stage in Rosarito's evolution, referred to as the "Missional", began with the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533, who began the establishment of missions throughout the peninsula and the evangelization of the native Kumiais.
The Ejida and fifth stage in Rosarito's history began with the inception of Ejidos, common land for farming, when, on August 17, 1930, General Lázaro Cárdenas, then President of Mexico, issued a resolution granting 46.71 square kilometres (over 10,000 acres) of land to a community of local farmers known as Ejido Mazatlán.
Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico (0 words)
Rosarito is a fun place for youth to party on weekends and local nightclubs due to its proximity to California and the drinking age of 18 in Mexico.
Rosarito strives to maintain the cultural appearance of Mexico in order for visitors to sample Mexican hospitality, while enjoying tourist attractions and modern facilities.
Rosarito is your gateway to all the fun and excitement that the Baja penninsula has to offer.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m