Tijuana is also a growing cultural center and has been recognized as an important new cultural mecca.
The city is the most visited border city in the globe; sharing a border of about 24 km (15 mi) with its sister city San Diego.
they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example). Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe (December 12) is not an official holiday, but its temple attracts over 24 million visitors a year and many employers give their workers the day off.
As an industrial and financial center of Mexico, Tijuana exerts a strong influence on economics, education, culture, art, and politics.
As the city has become a leading center in the country, so has the surrounding metropolitan area, a major industrial and paramount metropolis in northwestern Mexico.
A dominant manufacturing center of the North American continent, the city maintains facilities of many multinational conglomerate companies.
In the early 21st century, Tijuana became the medical-device manufacturing capital of North America.