Canto a Baja California

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Canto a Baja California
English: Song to Baja California

State anthem of Flag of Baja California.svg Baja California
Flag of Baja California Sur.svg Baja California Sur


Lyrics Rafael Trujillo, 1956
Music Rafael Gama, 1956
Adopted September 27, 1956
June 25, 2012 (Baja California Sur)

Canto a Baja California (Spanish : Song to Baja California) is the official anthem of the Mexican State of Baja California. During the term of Braulio Maldonado Sández, with the aim of increasing the cultural heritage of Bajacalifornianos, convened on February 24, 1956 to the writers and musicians residing in the State and the State natives who were living in other States and abroad to write a composition of the Anthem of Baja California, as well the lyrics for it.

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Baja California Federal entity in Mexico

Baja California, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Baja California, is a state in Mexico. It is the northernmost and westernmost of the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. Before becoming a state in 1952, the area was known as the North Territory of Baja California. It has an area of 70,113 km2 (27,071 sq mi), or 3.57% of the land mass of Mexico and comprises the northern half of the Baja California Peninsula, north of the 28th parallel, plus oceanic Guadalupe Island. The mainland portion of the state is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by Sonora, the U.S. state of Arizona, and the Gulf of California, and on the south by Baja California Sur. Its northern limit is the U.S. state of California.

In this contest won the original literary work of Rafael Trujillo, with the nickname "Caballero Aguila" and the music of Rafael Gama, with the nickname "Escala". Both residents of Los Angeles, California, United States. The Governor Braulio Maldonado Sández published and officially adopted on September 27, 1956, the Canto a Baja California.

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Canto a Baja California: [1]


Baja California, brazo poderoso,
al servicio eterno de la Patria estás;
libre y soberano, bravo y laborioso,
soldado en la guerra y obrero en la paz.


Baja California, strong arm
to the eternal service of the Fatherland, you are;
free and sovereign, brave and laborious,
soldier in war and worker in peace.

Estrofa I:

De zafiros y perlas vestida,
bajo el sol que en tu frente fulgura,
eres diosa de rara hermosura,
eres Venus que surge del mar;
eres casta doncella que cuida
en el Templo la llama sagrada
la vestal con amor consagrada
a velar por la patria inmortal.

Stanza I:

Sapphires and pearls dressed,
under the sun that shines on your face,
are goddess of rare beauty,
are Venus that rises from the sea;
are chaste maiden who cares
in the Temple the sacred flame
the vestal with love consecrated
to ensure the immortal Fatherland.

Estrofa II:

A los cielos gloriosos erguida
eres roble y encina y palmera,
en la guerra, invencible trinchera,
un ubérrimo surco en la paz;
a la enorme con fuerza tendida,
lanza en riste y escudo y acero
que opondrán su pujanza al que artero
a la Patria pretenda ultrajar.

Stanza II:

To the heaven glorious erect
are holm and oak and palm,
in the war, trench invincible,
an extensive groove in peace;
to the huge stretched tightly,
lance ahead and shield and steel
to oppose its strength to that crafty
to the Fatherland intend to offend.

Estrofa III:

Eres firme atalaya y vigía,
centinela impasible que vela
custodiando el hogar y la escuela
en viril posición vertical.
Tus enhiestas montañas altivas
son columnas que tocan al cielo
donde el Aguila Azteca en su vuelo
de oro y mármol tendrá pedestal.

Stanza III:

Are strong tower and watchtower
impassively sentinel who watches
guarding the home and school
in manly upright.
Your erect haughty mountains
are columns that touch the sky
where the Aztec Eagle in flight
will gold and marble pedestal.

Estrofa IV:

Su tesoro te ofrendan las minas,
su opulenta riqueza los mares,
tu campiña, algodón, olivares
y maizal y viñedo y trigal.
Mas no tienes riqueza que mida
la del pueblo que lucha en tu nombre:
tu riqueza mayor es el hombre,
una cuna, una escuela, un hogar.

Stanza IV:

Its treasure the mines offers to you
its opulent wealth the seas,
your countryside, cotton, olive
and cornfields and vineyards and wheat field.
But you do not have wealth that measure
of the people fighting in your name:
your greatest wealth is the man
a cradle, a school, a home.

Estrofa V:

El trabajo fecundo es doctrina
que sustenta tu vida afanosa,
y por eso sabrás valerosa
defender la Justicia Social.
¡Salve, oh, tierra, que firme y erguida
quieres verte, taller y trinchera,
convertida en el asta-bandera
del glorioso Pendón Nacional!

Stanza V:

The fruitful work is doctrine
that sustains your breathless life,
and therefore you'll know corageous
defend the Social Justice.
¡Hail, oh, land, sign and erect
want to see yourself, shop and trench,
converted into the flagstick
of the Glorious National Banner!

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  1. Gobierno del Estado de Baja California. "Canto de Baja California" . Retrieved October 20, 2010.