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Mexico's Information

Flag of Mexico
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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Largest Cities

About Mexico

Where to begin in one of the planet's favorite travel destinations? How about a brief summary of worldatlas.com's favorites on collective trips to Mexico.

Certainly massive Mexico City (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a major draw; its architecture, Aztec ruins, cathedrals, people, restaurants, and the thousands of things to see-and-do make it a must-see destination.

Other major attractions include Copper Canyon train rides; beautiful Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta; the local culture and relaxing vacation venues at Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo; the golf courses, resorts and perfect weather of the Baja Peninsula, and of course, the Mayan fortresses along the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as Cancun, Cozumel and Merida.

In addition, Mexico is replete with colonial cities, eco-tourism sites, national parks and nature reserves, miles of stunning beaches, volcanoes and water sport activities of all description.


  • Dialing Code: 52
  • Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: Mexico is a great destination year-round with moderate winters and warm summers. The rainy season is May to mid-October with tropical showers later in the afternoon, which cools the temperatures for the evenings. The dry season is mid-October to April. Some seasoned travelers prefer November as the scenery is still green from the rainy season, the desert is in full bloom, temperatures are a bit cooler, skies are clear and crowds are at a minimum.

travel aids

Entry into Mexico often requires a visa. There are exceptions as some foreign citizens only need proof of their country citizenship (passport).

For the latest information, including required documentation, any interested party should apply at the Mexican Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence.

Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions! TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:

About the Author

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Mexico Trivia

What is the Richest State in Mexico?

The state of Nuevo León has a gross domestic product per capita (PPP) of $27,000, making it the richest state in Mexico.

The 10 Richest States In Mexico

What Continent is Mexico In?

Mexico is located in the southern portion of North America.

What Continent Is Mexico In?

What is the Most Popular Religion in Mexico?

Roman Catholicism is the most popular religion in Mexico, accounting for more than 90% of the population. Other types of Christianity make up around 6.6% of the country's total population.

Religious Beliefs In Mexico

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Mexico?

Mexican Mestizo is the largest ethnic group in Mexico, accounting for around 62% of the national population. Mestizo Mexicans are people of blended descent. Their origin is principally the intermarriage between the indigenous people of Mexico and Europeans, furthermore, to a lesser degree, Africans and Asians. Mestizo culture is diverse, and incorporates some cultural elements of African, Asian, Mexican and European culture.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Mexico

What is the Biggest City in Mexico?

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and by far the most populated city in the country. It has around 8.5 million residents.

The Biggest Cities In Mexico

What Kind of Government Does Mexico Have?

Mexico is a federal presidential representative democratic republic where the president is the head of state and the head of government.

What Type Of Government Does Mexico Have?

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This page was last updated on November 29, 2017.