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Mexico


Mexico map

Area: total: 1,972,550 sq km
land: 1,923,040 sq km
water: 49,510 sq km

Climate: varies from tropical to desert





Terrain: high, rugged mountains low coastal plains high plateaus desert

Natural resources: petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber

Population: 109,955,400 [July 2008 est.]

Age structure: 0-14 years: 29.6% [male 16,619,995/female 15,936,154]
15-64 years: 64.3% [male 34,179,440/female 36,530,154]
65 years and over: 6.1% [male 3,023,185/female 3,666,472] [2008 est.]

Nationality: noun: Mexican[s]
adjective: Mexican

Ethnic groups: mestizo [Amerindian-Spanish] 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%

Languages: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages

Capital: name: Mexico [Distrito Federal]
geographic coordinates: 19 26 N, 99 08 W
time difference: UTC-6 [1 hour behind Washington, DC during Standard Time]
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins first Sunday in April ends last Sunday in October
note: Mexico is divided into three time zones

National holiday: Independence Day, 16 September [1810]