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Mexico Border


The International border of Mexico and the United States of America runs east to west from Texas and Brownville to San Diego , California , Baja California and Tijuana.

The border traverses varied topography and areas ranging from urban centers to some uninhabited terrain. The border further runs along the Rio Grande from the Me xican Gulf to the area where the border crosses El Paso, Texa s and Chihuahu a, from there it moves westward and passes through the Colorado river delta and Sonoran and reaches the Baja California peninsula , it moves further till it meet the Pacific ocean.

As per the report of International Boundary and Water Commission , the length of this border is 3,141 kilometers. This Mexico-US border is more famous for the huge number of people passing through this every year. It is estimated that, about 350 million people crosses this border annually. This International Border of Mexico and United States is also known for the huge illegal crossings.

The closeness of the two countries, which have a huge difference in lifestyle, is one of the primary reasons for the migrations that take place along the border. The US Federal Government has officials posted at the border to check this influx of people through the border. Disputes are common occurrences at the International border of Mexico and United States . In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, in 1848, and Gadsden Purchase of 1853 , the current course of the border was settled.

The uncertainty of the fact whether the border follows the course of Rio Grande or the River Nueces was one of the main and primary causes of the Mexican-American War in 1846-48 .

Chihuahua shares the longest border in Mexico while Nuevo Leon meets the shortest of this International border in Mexico .

This huge and famous International border has always been in the news either for political or judicial reasons, which always added to the cause of attention and attraction of this famous border.