United Mexican States is located in the center of the North American Continent, with a population of 114,975,406, making
it the 11th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Mexico City with a total population of 8,857,188. The
country encompasses 1,964,375
square kilometers making it the 14th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries
with United States, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Belize, Guatemala and North Pacific Ocean.

President Enrique P
ena Nieto is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and achieves that status through
popular vote and holds that position for a single 6-year term. Its form of government is a federal republic and they celebrate
the creation of their constitution on 5 February 1917.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous
languages. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic, Protestant and other faiths. As sources of mass
communication it has 850 AM, 545 FM, 15 Short Wave and 736 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Volcan Pico de Orizaba, its highest point at 5,700 meters and Laguna Salada, its lowest
point at –10 meters. Its principal waterways are the Rio Conchos, Rio Grande and Rio Balsas, which measure about 2,900
kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are food and beverages, tobacco,
chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables and tourism. Its official
currency is the Mexican Peso.

Here’s something you may not know about Mexico. Every year, Mexico City sinks about 10 inches.
Breathtaking canyon
near Rio Canchos
Basilica in Patzcuaro-
our home town for nine
months
Acapulco resort on the
Pacific Ocean
Casa de Los Once
Patios in Patzcuaro
Cathedral in
Guadalajara
Copper Canyon Train
Copper Canyon
Chilaquiles con frijoles
refritos- a Mexican
favorite
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Day of the Dead Alter
Diente del Sable- the
site of
the editor's
future dream home in
Troncones
Hotel in Matamoros on
the Texas border
MEXICO
Updated 11 December 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.3% (2009 est.)

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Leon Centro
Mexican children in
traditional clothes
Mexico City- Mexico's
capital and largest city
Monte Alban
Moon Temple along
with its stars
Morelia Cathedral
Rio Balsas
Rio Grande on
Mexico's border with
Texas
Volcan Pico de
Orizaba- Mexico's
highest point
Zihuatanejo Bay on
Mexico's Pacific Coast
Chichen Itza
Tijuana- the
northernmost city of
Mexico and the
westernmost city in Latin
America on the border
with the United States
Cancun- the
easternmost point of
Mexico on the
Caribbean Sea
Chetumal on Mexico
border with Belize
Dunes of Laguna
Salada- Mexico's
lowest point in
northern Baja California
Tapachula- Mexico's
southernmost point of
the border with
Guatemala
San Benedicto in the
Revillagigedo Islands
Arches of Cabo San
Lucas on the tip of
Baja California
Beach near La Paz on
the Gulf of  California
Guadeloupe Island-
Mexico's westernmost
point on the Pacific
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Veracruz- the first
Spanish city on the
Gulf of Mexico