La Mesa (Tijuana)

Borough of the municipality of Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico.

- La Mesa (Tijuana)

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Capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California.

Cervecería Mexicali in the 1920's.
Downtown Mexicali in the 1940's.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe began construction in 1918.
Cuauhtémoc School in the 1950's.
Satellite view of the Calexico-Mexicali metro, showing Mexicali and the surrounding Mexicali Valley on the bottom half and Calexico, California and Imperial Valley on the top half.
Aerial view of Mexicali.
Monumento a los Pioneros.
The historic Cervecería Mexicali.
Development in Punta Este.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, seat of the Catholic Diocese of Mexicali.
Resort hotel in Mexicali.
Campus of the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali.
The Casa Cultural of Mexicali.
Ceremonial gate in La Chinesca.
Plaza Calafia bullring, named after Queen Calafia, namesake of California.
Avenida Reforma in downtown.
Mexicali International Airport.
Language dept. at the Autonomous University of Baja California.

The city claimed to have the largest per capita concentration of residents of Chinese origin in Mexico, around 5,000 until 2012 when the Tijuana La Mesa District surpassed that number at 15,000 Chinese immigrants.

Cinco y Diez

La Cinco y Diez (lit.

Cinco y Diez pedestrian bridge

"The Five and Ten", also written "La 5 y 10"), is the name of an intersection, pedestrian overpass over that intersection, public transportation hub and major retail district in La Mesa borough, Tijuana, Mexico.

Chinatowns in Latin America

Chinatowns in Latin America (barrios chinos, singular barrio chino / bairros chineses, singular bairro chinês) developed with the rise of Chinese immigration in the 19th century to various countries in Latin America as contract laborers (i.e., indentured servants) in agricultural and fishing industries.

Barrio Chino in Buenos Aires
Chinatown Gate in Havana
Barrio Chino - China Town in Santo Domingo
Chinatown in Lima
Entering Barrio Chino on Dolores Street.
On Dolores Street in Barrio Chino.
An Asian food supermarket on Dolores Street.
Arch in honor of the Chinese-Mexican community of Mexico City, built in 2008, located on Articulo 123 street
a store in Barrio Chino, Mexico City
ABSA shopping center on Lopez Mateos Blvd and Mexico Street
Plaza de la Amistad (Friendship Plaza) pagodas, located just outside the border crossing to the USA

The Chinese enclave in the Mexican city of Tijuana is located in La Mesa.

La Mesa prison

Penitentiary in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, near the Mexico–United States border.

A zindan (a traditional Central Asian prison) in Russia, photographed by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky between 1905 and 1915

It is located in the La Mesa section of the city.

Otay Centenario

Borough of the municipality of Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico.

The borough is located east of the Centro borough and the Zona Río; south of the U.S. border and San Diego's Otay Mesa neighborhood; and north of La Mesa.


Ethnic enclave of Chinese people located outside mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan, most often in an urban setting.

Chinatown, Melbourne is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the Western World and the oldest Chinatown in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Chinese New Year celebrated in Chinatown, Kolkata
Chinese seamen established one of the earliest Chinatowns around the docks in Liverpool in the mid-19th century.
Headquarters of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Chinatown, San Francisco.
Official signs in Boston pointing towards "Chinatown"
Sign inside Jefferson Station in Philadelphia pointing to "Chinatown"
Street sign in Chinatown, Newcastle, with 唐人街 below the street name.
Street scene of the Chinatown in Cyrildene, Johannesburg
Hoian Settlement Pattern, Vietnam, 1991.
Pengchau Settlement Pattern, Hong Kong, 1991.
Chinese Settlement in Georgetown, Malaysia, 1991.
Chinese Settlement in Kuching, Malaysia, 1991.
Tin Hau (Goddess of Sea) Temple in Kuching, Malaysia, 1991.
To Di Gong (Land God) Temple at Kuching, 1991.

In 2012, Tijuana's Chinatown formed as a result of availability of direct flights to China.

La Presa (borough)

Borough of the municipality of Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico.

The borough should not be confused with the neighborhoods (colonias) that have La Presa in their name northwest of the dam; those form part of the La Mesa borough.

La Chinesca

Neighborhood located in the Mexican city of Mexicali.

Red door entrance to the chinesca alley
Asociación China
Asociación Chung Shan de Baja
California, which serves as an educational center, art center, and Buddhist temple. Founded in 1915.
Chinese Restaurant in Mexicali

However, as of 2012, this number was surpassed by Tijuana's La Mesa District which is home to approximately 15,000 Chinese immigrants and people of Chinese descent.

Baja California Railroad

Class III railroad operating in the northwest of Baja California, interchanging with San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad in San Ysidro, California.

Map of the line, with its four stations. B.C. stand for Baja California.

García Station is farther east, near La Mesa of Tijuana municipality.

Plaza Carrousel

Plaza Carrousel is a shopping mall in the La Mesa borough of Tijuana, anchored by Sears (formerly Dorian's), a Soriana supermarket (formerly Comercial Mexicana and way before Soriana again), Cinepolis multicinemas, and Sanborn's.