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Baja California Sur

Baja California Sur is the south part of lower California and California is the name  “California” which was the name of a fictional island of great wealth in a novel written by Garci Ordoze de Montaba in 1500. Also, California comes from the Latin “Calida Fornax” meaning “hot oven” as the conquistadors experienced tremendous heat when they reached the area.


Surrounding States: 

N – Baja California

E – SonoraSinaloa and Gulf of California

S – Pacific Ocean

W – Pacific Ocean


Created:  January 16, 1952                               

State Capital: 

Mexicali   1952 – present


Highest Point :  6,824 feet  (  2080 metres ) – Sierra La Laguna

Lowest Point:  0 feet ( sea level  ) – Pacific Ocean


Old Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) – La Paz


Location:  SW –

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Colonial Spanish

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story wjite colored stucco structure. The building is located on the north side of the Jardin Velasco ( Plaza Constitucin ) in the centre of La Paz. The building faces south onto the Jardin Velascon. The center front has a two story section with balcony on the second story. The windows are tall and the roof line is flat.The building now houses the Museode Arte de Baja California Sur and formerly housed the Biblioteca de la Historia de las Californias.The building served as the Government Palace ( Palacio de Gobierno ),