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Mexico

Mexico Few countries in the world can integrate so much culture, history, art, and diversity like Mexico can. If you can blend beaches, jungles, and deserts with centuries of history, modern cities, and some of the richest food in the planet, the result will be Mexico. Mexico is magic. Ancient ruins from civilizations long gone, traditional folklore, friendly people, and decadent culinary art make Mexico the ultimate place to visit. Enjoy what Mexico offers and make this your favourite place to visit.

Area: 1.964.375 Km²
Population: 97.362.000
Density: 50 pop/Km²

System of government: Federal Republic
Capital: Mexico City (8.590.000 pop., 18.330.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Guadalajara 1.648.000 pop. (3.680.000 urban aggl.), Ecatepec de Morelos 1.620.000 pop., Puebla 1.346.000 pop. (1.720.000 urban aggl.), Nezahualcóyotl 1.225.000 pop., Ciudad Juárez 1.218.000 pop., Tijuana 1.212.000 pop., León 1.134.000 pop., Monterrey 1.108.000 pop. (3.280.000 urban aggl.), Zapopan 1.002.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Mestizo 60%, Indios 30%, White 9%, others 1%
Border countries: United States NORTH, Guatemala and Belize SOUTH-EAST

Principal mountains: Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl) 5700 m
Principal rivers: Rio Grande (or Rio Bravo of Norte) 2001 Km (mexican tract, total 3060 Km), Rio Grande de Santiago (with Rio Lerma) 965 Km, Rio Papaloapan 900 Km, Rio Balsas 771 Km
Principal lakes: Lago de Chapala 1080 Km²
Principal islands: Tiburon 1186 Km²
Climate: Tropical, Arid

Language: Spanish (official), Indios dialects
Religion: Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 7%
Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 5/2, 21/3, 1/5, 5/5, 16/9, 12/10, 1/11, 2/11, 20/11, 12/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 0052
GMT: -6

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