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—  Unincorporated community  —
Andrade is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 32°43′33″N 114°43′33″W / 32.72583°N 114.72583°W / 32.72583; -114.72583Coordinates: 32°43′33″N 114°43′33″W / 32.72583°N 114.72583°W / 32.72583; -114.72583
Country United States
State California
County Imperial County
Elevation [1] 138 ft (42 m)

Andrade (formerly, Cantu)[1] is a small unincorporated town in the southeasternmost corner of the state of California, in Imperial County. It is directly across the border from Los Algodones, the northernmost town of the municipality of Mexicali, in Baja California, and in all of Mexico. The ZIP Code is 92283. The community is inside area code 760.

Andrade is named after Mexican General Guillermo Andrade. The General sold the land for the settlement to the California Development Company. The town was named in 1912 with establishment of the post office.[2]

A post office operated at Andrade from 1909 to 1910 and from 1912 to 1942.[3] The name Cantu commemorated Col. Esteban Cantu, governor of the northern most district of Baja California from 1915 to 1920.[3]

Looking across the border from Andrade into Los Algodones, Baja California

As of the year 2000, it had a population of 59, 74.6% of whom were Hispanic or Latino.[4]

The community is located entirely within the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Andrade, California
  2. ^ Gudde, Erwin; William Bright (2004). California Place Names (Fourth ed. ed.). University of California Press. pp. p. 13. ISBN 0-520-24217-3.  
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1389. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  4. ^ The entire population of Andrade is located within Block 2591, Block Group 2, Census Tract 124, Imperial County, California. Population figures are from US Census Factfinder.


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