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Where is Mexico?

map showing the location of Mexico

Located in the continent of North America, Mexico covers 1,943,945 square kilometers of land and 20,430 square kilometers of water, making it the 14th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,964,375 square kilometers.

Mexico became an independent state in 1821, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Mexico is 114,975,406 (2012) and the nation has a density of 59 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN). As well, the people of Mexico are refered to as Mexican.

The dialing code for the country is 52 and the top level internet domain for Mexican sites is .mx.

Mexico shares land borders with 3 countries: United States Of America, Guatemala, Belize.

To learn more, visit our detailed Mexico section.

Quick facts

Population 114,975,406
Density 59.1 / km2 ( 153.2 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1821
Capital Mexico City (Mexico City)
Currency Mexican Peso
GDP 1,280,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 11,133 (2014 data)
Land Area 1,943,945 km2 (750,561 mi2)
Water Area 20,430 km2 (7,888 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The United States Of America, Guatemala, Belize
Minimum Longitude -118.370
Maximum Longitude -86.710
Mininum Latitude 14.540
Maximum Latitude 32.720

What is the capital of Mexico?

map showing the location of Mexico
Location of Mexico City on a map.

Mexico City is the capital city of Mexico. It has a population of 12,294,193, and is located on a latitue of 19.43 and longitude of -99.13.

Mexico City is also the political center of Mexico, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Mexico City, the Capital Of Mexico

City Mexico City
Country Mexico
Population 12,294,193
Longitude -99.12766000
Latitude 19.42847000
Elevation 2240 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Mexico

Rank City Population
#1Mexico City12,294,193
#2Iztapalapa1,820,888
#3Ecatepec1,806,226
#4Guadalajara1,640,589
#5Puebla1,590,256
#6Ciudad Juarez1,512,354
#7Tijuana1,376,457
#8Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl1,232,220
#9Gustavo A. Madero1,185,772
#10Monterrey1,122,874
#11Leon1,114,626
#12Zapopan987,516
#13Naucalpan de Juarez846,185
#14Chihuahua809,232
#15Alvaro Obregon727,034
#16Guadalupe724,921
#17Merida717,175
#18Tlalnepantla715,767
#19San Luis Potosi677,704
#20Culiacan675,000

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.