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Mexico Facts & Figures

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Total area: 1,972,550 sq km (761,602 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.): 111,211,789
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Mexico City - 19,013,000 (metro. area)
Other large cities: Ecatepec - 1,731,900 (part of Mexico City metro. area); Guadalajara - 1,665,800; Puebla - 1,345,500; Nezahualcóyotl - 1,250,700 (part of Mexico City metro. area); Monterrey - 1,135,000
Currency: Mexican peso
Languages: Spanish (official), other regional indigenous languages, English is widely spoken
Religions: Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%
Time zone: GMT-6, Daylight Saving Time: GMT-5 (from first Sunday in April to last Sunday in October)
Electricity: AC 110V/60Hz, North American standard plugs with two flat pins


Mexico, Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza
Mexico (the United Mexican States, Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a large country in North America bordered by the United States on the north, the Pacific Ocean on the south and west, Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Mexico on the east.

The center of Mexico is dominated by high plateau in the middle of four mountain ranges - Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental running from north to south, Sierra Nevada running east to west at the center of the country and Sierra Madre del Sur, running from Michoacán to Oaxaca in the southwest. Most of the lowlands are on the Yucatan peninsula and along the east and west coasts. The highest point of the country is Pico de Orizaba (or Citlaltépetl), at 5,636 m (18,490 ft), which is a dormant stratovolcano.

Mexico is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, offering large number of attractions, including Maya or Aztec archeological sites, superb architecture, museums, beach resorts, sports and fishing activities, amazing culture and cuisine.


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