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Geography Statistics of Mexico

Mexico's Information

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Land Area 1,943,945 km2
Water Area 20,430 km2
Total Area 1,964,375km2 (#13)
Population 123,166,749 (#11)
Population Density 63.36/km2
Government Type Federal Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $2,310.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $18,900
Currency Peso (MXN)
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About Mexico

Land Area:

  • Land: 742,490 sq miles ( 1,923,040 sq km)
  • Water: 19,116 sq miles (49,510 sq km)
  • Total: 761,606 sq miles (1,972,550 sq km)
  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Horizontal Width: From Mazatlan on the Pacific Ocean, directly east to the city of Tampico on the Caribbean Sea, 549 miles (884 km)
  • Vertical Length: From Tijuana in the far northwest, southeast to Tuxtla, 1,181 miles (1,901 km)
  • Geographic Center: Silao de la Victoria, a city in the west-central part of the state of Guanajuato.
Note: Lengths and widths shown are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections


Land Borders:
  • Belize 155 miles (250 km)
  • Guatemala 597 miles (962 km)
  • USA 1,951 miles (3,141 km)
  • Bordering Countries (3) USA, Belize, Guatemala

Land Divisions:
Mexico is divided into 31 states and 1 federal district: Map
  • States:
    • Aguascalientes
    • Baja California
    • Baja California Sur
    • Campeche
    • Chiapas
    • Chihuahua
    • Coahuila de Zaragoza
    • Colima
    • Durango
    • Guanajuato
    • Guerrero
    • Hidalgo
    • Jalisco
    • Mexico
    • Michoacan de Ocampo
    • Morelos
    • Nayarit
    • Nuevo Leon
    • Oaxaca
    • Puebla
    • Queretaro de Arteaga
    • Quintana Roo
    • San Luis Potosi
    • Sinaloa
    • Sonora
    • Tabasco
    • Tamaulipas
    • Tlaxcala
    • Veracruz-Llave
    • Yucatan
    • Zacatecas
  • District: Distrito Federal
Land: (most northern-southern-eastern-western)
  • Coastline Total 5,797 miles (9,330 km)
  • Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico coastline: 1,238 miles (1,992 km)
  • Gulf of California/Pacific Ocean coastline: 4,459 miles (7,338 km)

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.