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flag Mexico Mexico: Introduction

Capital: Mexico City, Federal District (DF)


Total Population: 122,332,399
Natural Increase: 1.2%
Density: 63 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 78.7%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Mexico City (21,163,000); Monterrey (3,650,000); Guadalajara (3,600,000); Puebla (2,500,000); Ciudad Juarez (2,010,000); Ecatepec (1,690,000); Toluca (1,650,000); Leon (1,635,000); Tijuana (1,500,000).
Ethnic Origins: 60% mixed ethnic origins (Amerindian - Spanish), 30% Amerindian, 9% white people and others 1%.
Official Language: Spanish
Other Languages Spoken: Many Mexicans also speak English. In some rural areas, native dialects are spoken.
Business Language(s): Spanish and English
Religion: Catholics: 89.9%, Protestants: 5.2%, Jewish: 0.05%, Others 2.1%, No religion 2.5%,
Literacy Rate: 91.6%

Local Time:

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It is %T:%M %A In Culiacán
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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)

Country Overview

Area: 1,964,380 km²
Type of State: Mexico's official name is Mexican United States. It is a federal republic based on presidential democracy.
Type of Economy: Economy oriented toward exports; member of OECD; emerging financial market..
Highest per capita income in Latin America; the most open country in Latin America, heavily dependent on the American economic situation
HDI*: 0.756/1
HDI (World Rank): 71/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Mexico, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Mexico, Dial +52
Internet Suffix: .mx
Computers: 14.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 17.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 38.4 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 241,515310,205361,068380,477390,965
Exports of Goods (million USD) 229,712298,305349,569370,827380,189
Imports of Services (million USD) 21,40222,29025,93426,54027,649
Exports of Services (million USD) 15,42015,23315,58116,14619,591

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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