Mexico Facts

Standards

Road Traffic:right side
Voltage:127V
Frequency:60 Hz
Plug types:A & B,
TV Systems:
System: NTSC M DVD-Region: 4

Geography

Bordering countries:
Belize 250 km
Guatemala 962 kmUS 3,141 km
Location: Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the US and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the US

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

Economy

GDP: $1.134 trillion (2006 est.)
GDP growth rate: 4.5% (2006 est.)
GDP per capita: $10,600 (2006 est.)
Inflation rate: 3.4% (2006 est.)
Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
Exchange rates: Mexican pesos per US dollar – 11.024 (2006), 10.898 (2005), 11.286 (2004), 10.789 (2003), 9.656 (2002)

People

Population: 107,449,525 (July 2006 est.)
Growth rate: 1.16% (2006 est.)
Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%
Languages: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages

Government

Capital: name: Mexico (Distrito Federal)
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 four time zones
Independence: 16 September 1810 (from Spain)

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