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About Mexico in detail
Where is Mexico?
Mexico, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 19 26 N 99 08 W otherwise in North America, in North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States.
What is the capital of Mexico?
The capital city of Mexico is: Mexico City.
What is the time in Mexico City?
It is 1 hour behind Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Mexico City is: UTC-6.
What is the Internet code for Mexico?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Mexico is: .mx
What is the size of Mexico?
The territory of Mexico is total: 1,964,375 sq km; land: 1,943,945 sq km, water: 20,430 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Mexico is slightly less than three times the size of Texas.
If we would like to walk around and discover Mexico, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 4,389 km.
What is the water coverage of Mexico?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Mexico is covered by water (see below), and this includes 9,330 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Mexico?
The climate of Mexico is varies from tropical to desert.
Geographical data of Mexico
The elevation of Mexico; mean elevation: 1,111 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Laguna Salada -10 m, highest point: Volcan Pico de Orizaba 5,675 m.
The typical geographical details of Mexico include high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Mexico is strategic location on southern border of US; corn (maize), one of the world's major grain crops, is thought to have originated in Mexico.
Resources and land use of Mexico
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 54.9%; arable land 11.8%; permanent crops 1.4%; permanent pasture 41.7%; forest: 33.3%; other: 11.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Mexico
The number of inhabitants of Mexico is 123,166,749 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most of the population is found in the middle of the country between the states of Jalisco and Veracruz; approximately a quarter of the population lives in and around Mexico City.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 79.2% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Mexico is concentrated in MEXICO CITY (capital) 20.999 million; Guadalajara 4.843 million; Monterrey 4.513 million; Puebla 2.984 million; Toluca de Lerdo 2.164 million; Tijuana 1.987 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Mexico
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 62%, predominantly Amerindian 21%, Amerindian 7%, other 10% (mostly European). Note: Mexico does not collect census data on ethnicity (2012 estimate).
Spoken languages in Mexico
The spoken languages in Mexico are the following: Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8%. Note: indigenous languages include various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional languages (2005).
What are the most important religions in Mexico?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 82.7%, Pentecostal 1.6%, Jehovah's Witness 1.4%, other Evangelical Churches 5%, other 1.9%, none 4.7%, unspecified 2.7% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Mexico
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 27.26% (male 17,167,636 / female 16,402,301) 15-24 years: 17.72% (male 11,049,818 / female 10,770,843) 25-54 years: 40.69% (male 24,174,900 / female 25,938,909) 55-64 years: 7.41% (male 4,187,644 / female 4,944,802) 65 years and over: 6.93% (male 3,827,870 / female 4,702,026) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Mexico is 1.15% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Mexico the birth rate is 18.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Mexico the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Mexico, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Mexico are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 6.3% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Mexico
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Mexico's $2.2 trillion economy has become increasingly oriented toward manufacturing since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force in 1994. Per capita income is roughly one-third that of the US; income distribution remains highlMexico has become the US' second-largest export market and third-largest source of imports. In 2015, two-way trade in goods and services exceeded $592 billion. Mexico has free trade agreements with 46 countries, putting more than 90% of trade under free tMexico's current government, led by President Enrique PENA NIETO, emphasized economic reforms during its first two years in office, passing and implementing sweeping education, energy, financial, fiscal, and telecommunications reform legislation, among otSince 2013, Mexico’s economic growth has averaged 2% annually, falling short of private-sector expectations that President Pena Nieto’s sweeping reforms would bolster economic prospects. Growth is predicted to remain below potential given falling oil prod.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Mexico is $1.064 trillion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Mexico is 2.1% (2016 estimate) 2.5% (2015 estimate) 2.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Mexico this is $18,900 (2016 estimate) $18,700 (2015 estimate) $18,400 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Mexico produces?
The main agricultural products of Mexico are corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism.
Drinking water source in Mexico
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.2% of population, rural: 92.1% of population, total: 96.1% of population. Unimproved: urban: 2.8% of population, rural: 7.9% of population, total: 3.9% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Mexico
In Mexico the average number of childbirth is 2.25 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Mexico
The average age of the population is total: 28 years; male: 26.9 years, female: 29.1 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Mexico it is 18 years of age, universal and compulsory.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Mexico is -1.7 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: not specifiedresidency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Mexico a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Mexico
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Mexico density of the hospital beds is 1.5 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Mexico the degree of risk: intermediatefood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis Avectorborne disease: dengue fever. Note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Mexico the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Mexico is 27.6% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Mexico? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Mexico are tsunamis along the Pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the center and south, and hurricanes on the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean coastsvolcanism: volcanic activity in the central-southern part of the country; the volcanoes in Baja California are mostly dormant; Colima (elev. 3,850 m), which erupted in 2010, is Mexico's most active volcano and is responsible for causing periodic evacuations of nearby villagers; it has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Popocatepetl (elev. 5,426 m) poses a threat to Mexico City; other historically active volcanoes include Barcena, Ceboruco, El Chichon, Michoacan-Guanajuato, Pico de Orizaba, San Martin, Socorro, and Tacana.
More interesting facts about Mexico
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The site of several advanced Amerindian civilizations - including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec - Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century. Administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain for three centuries, it achieved independence early in the 19th century. Elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON, but Enrique PENA NIETO regained the presidency for the PRI in 2012. The global financial crisis in late 2008 caused a massive economic downturn in Mexico the following year, although growth returned quickly in 2010. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, high underemployment, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely indigenous population in the impoverished southern states. Since 2007, Mexico's powerful drug-trafficking organizations have engaged in bloody feuding, resulting in tens of thousands of drug-related homicides..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Mexico: 16 September 1810 (declared); 27 September 1821 (recognized by Spain).
The flag and other symbols of Mexico
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red; Mexico's coat of arms (an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus) is centered in the white band; green signifies hope, joy, and love; white represents peace and honesty; red stands for hardiness, bravery, strength, and valor; the coat of arms is derived from a legend that the wandering Aztec people were to settle at a location where they would see an eagle on a cactus eating a snake; the city they founded, Tenochtitlan, is now Mexico City. Note: similar to the flag of Italy, which is shorter, uses lighter shades of red and green, and does not display anything in its white band.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Mexico: golden eagle; national colors: green, white, red.
Constitution of Mexico
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Mexico?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Mexico is civil law system with US constitutional law influence; judicial review of legislative acts.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Mexico, we can highlight the following structures bicameral National Congress or Congreso de la Union consists of the Senate or Camara de Senadores (128 seats; 96 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 32 directly elected in a single, nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 6-year terms) and the Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (500 seats; 300 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 200 directly elected in a single, nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 3-year terms)elections: Senate - last held on 1 July 2012 for all of the seats (next to be held 1 July 2018); Chamber of Deputies - last held on 7 June 2015 (next to be held on 1 July 2018)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PRI 52, PAN 38, PRD 22, PVEM 9, PT 4, Movimiento Ciudadano 2, PANAL 1; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PRI 203, PAN 108, PRD 56, PVEM 47, MORENA 35, MC 26, PNA/PANAL 10, PES 8, PT 6, independent 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Mexico
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Mexico the labor force is 53.74 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Mexico is total: 11.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 13.3 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 10.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Mexico is 4.4% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Mexico, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2% highhest 10%: 37.5% (2010).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Mexico the GINI index is .48,3 (2008).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Mexico the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2% highhest 10%: 37.5% (2010).
About the budget and central governments debt of Mexico
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Mexico is; revenues: $224.3 billion, expenditures: $255.9 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21.1% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Mexico is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Mexico
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.7% (2016 estimate), 2.7% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 4.3% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Mexico
Mexico, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Mexico is: $359.3 billion (2016 estimate), $381 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton.
The most important export partners of Mexico are the US 81.1% (2015).
The most important imported products are: metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, automobile parts for assembly and repair, aircraft, aircraft parts, and the countries from where the import is coming: US 47.3%, China 17.7%, Japan 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Mexico
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Mexico, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 18.7% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 4.7% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Mexico, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Mexico; adequate telephone service for business and government; improving quality and increasing mobile cellular availability, with mobile subscribers far outnumbering fixed-line subscribers; domestic satellite system with 120 earth stations; extensive microwavedomestic: competition has spurred the mobile-cellular market; fixed-line teledensity is less than 20 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity is about 90 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 52; Columbus-2 fiber-optic submarine cable with access to the US, Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Spain, and Italy; the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) and the MAYA-1 submarine cable system together provide access to Central (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Mexico
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Mexico: 1,714 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Mexico: total: 377,660 km, paved: 137,544 km (includes 7,176 km of expressways), unpaved: 240,116 km (2012).
The total length of the waterways in Mexico: 2,900 km (navigable rivers and coastal canals mostly connected with ports on the country's east coast) (2012).
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Facts about Mexico
Name of the country: conventional long form: United Mexican States, conventional short form: Mexico, local long form: Estados Unidos Mexicanos, local short form: Mexico, etymology: named after the Mexica, the largest and most powerful branch of the Aztecs; the meaning of the name is uncertain.
|Abbrevation: Mexico||Geographic coordinates:
23 00 N, 102 00 W
|Location: North America|
|Capital of Mexico: Mexico City||GPS of the Capital:
19 26 N 99 08 W
|Position: North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States|
|Land area: total: 1,964,375 sq km; land: 1,943,945 sq km, water: 20,430 sq km||Terrain: high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert
||Area comparative: slightly less than three times the size of Texas|
|Population: 123,166,749 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.15% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.93 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.85 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.82 male(s) / female, total population: 0.96 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $359.3 billion (2016 estimate), $381 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $372.8 billion (2016 estimate), $395.6 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 47.3%, China 17.7%, Japan 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 79.2% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MEXICO CITY (capital) 20.999 million; Guadalajara 4.843 million; Monterrey 4.513 million; Puebla 2.984 million; Toluca de Lerdo 2.164 million; Tijuana 1.987 million (2015)||Median age: total: 28 years; male: 26.9 years, female: 29.1 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 69.915 million. Percent of population: 57.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 19,886,949. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 16 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 106.831 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 88 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.4% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Mexican(s) adjective: Mexican||National holidays: Independence Day, 16 September (1810)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.9 years. Male: 73.1 years, female: 78.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.25 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 18.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 95.1%; male: 96.2%, female: 94.2% (2012 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system with US constitutional law influence; judicial review of legislative acts||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal and compulsory|
|Industries: food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism||Industrial production growth rate: 3.3% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.1% (2016 estimate) 2.5% (2015 estimate) 2.2% (2014 estimate)|
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