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Mexico is a country between the U.S. and Central America that's known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts and jungles. Ancient ruins such as Teotihuacán and the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá are scattered throughout the country, as are Spanish colonial-era towns. In capital Mexico City, upscale shops, renowned museums and gourmet restaurants cater to modern life.

Languages: 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

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 76.5%, Protestant 6.3% (Pentecostal 1.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, other 3.8%), other 0.3%, unspecified 13.8%, none 3.1%

Demographics:

 

Population: 119 million people (World Rank: 11th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 158 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 149th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.15 %/yr (World Rank: 112th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 77.5 years (World Rank: 65th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 26 years (World Rank: 106th) (2010 estimate)

General Info:

Map of Mexico
Map from the University of Texas Library

United Nations Country Profile for Mexico

Mexico - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Mexico

Wikipedia Entry for Mexico

Current News in Mexico

Mexico - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Mexico

Mexico - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Mexico

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Mexico 1
from travelnotes.org

Traveling to Mexico 2

Events in Mexico

Travel Guide for Mexico
Wikitravel Entry for Mexico

Language Resources:

Study Spanish Online

Study Spanish Online 2
from mylanguages.org

Learn Spanish with Babbel

Spanish language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

Spanish Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Government Related:

Embassy of Mexico
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Mexico
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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