Mexico Facts

Mexico Facts
Mexico, known officially as the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. See the fact file below for more information about Mexico.
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Capital
Mexico City

Population
101,879,171 (July 2001 est.)

Area
1,972,550 sq km, slightly less than three times the size of Texas

Government
Federal republic

Money
Mexican peso (MXN)

Climate
Varies from tropical to desert

Languages
Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages