Category:   World Travel Directory  :  North America  :  Mexico
The United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico, is a federal constitutional 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. 

Covering almost 2 million square kilometres, Mexico is the fifth-largest country in the Americas by total area and the 14th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of 109 million, it is the 11th most populous country. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a Federal District, the capital city.

Mexico became a colony of Spain from the landing of Hernán Cortés in 1521 until its independence in 1821.

As a regional power and the only Latin American member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 1994, Mexico is firmly established as an upper middle-income country, considered as a newly industrialized country and has the 11th largest economy in the world by GDP by purchasing power parity.  Source

Mexico Facts

Population: 110 million

Capital: Mexico City

Currency: Peso

Area: 1,972,550 km2

Language: Spanish

Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code: +52

Time Zone: GMT – 5

Main Cities: Mexico City, Ecatepec, Guadalajara, Ciudad Juarez, Puebla de Zaragoza, Tijuana, Ciudad Nezahualcoyoti, Monterrev, Leon, Zapopan