Category Archives: North America

North America is home to all the major biomes: Arctic tundra, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, desert, grasslands, mountains, and rainforests. There are 965 species of mammal in North America. Lake superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world. The country of Greenland is the biggest island on the planet. The longest river in North America is the Mississippi-Missouri River System. The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) forms one of the four largest trade blocs in the world. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 24 countries in North America.
In tropical Central America, the temperatures in July hardly differ from those in January, that is, apart from the high altitudes, the average is over 20 ° C everywhere. To the north, however, the seasonal fluctuations are noticeable: In the north of Mexico, mean temperatures rise sharply in July compared to January. Sometimes they are above 25 ° C.

In North America, the year-round weather is shaped by the exchange of polar and tropical air masses. In particular, due to the north-south extension of the Rocky Mountains along the west coast, air currents are directed along the longitudinal circles, that is, in a meridional direction. This direct exchange of warm, humid air masses from the equator and cold air masses from the polar regions sometimes leads to extreme weather phenomena. Blizzards and Northers in North America result in extremely cold weather in January and winter, respectively. The ingress of cold air from the north is usually associated with high wind speeds and snowfalls. The blizzards often reach as far as Florida, the Northers’ sphere of influence even extends as far as central Mexico. These cold air advances are reflected not only in the rapid cooling of the inland but also in the temperature distribution in January. In the east of the Cordillera the temperature lines (isotherms) are partly strongly bulged to the south. Due to the coastal mountains in the west and east of the continent, the warming influence of the sea is limited to a narrow strip of coast.

Also in January, mean temperatures of over 20 ° C predominate in tropical Central America. It is only colder at high altitudes and in northern Mexico.

Cultural Sights in Washington DC

If you are looking for culture, you will definitely find it in the city on your trip. It is worth taking the Cultural Tourism DC Neighborhood Heritage Trail at the beginning. This is a series of footpaths on which you can find out more about the different districts through various information boards. Highly recommended to… Read More »

Mexico Education

Education There is compulsory schooling for elementary (6 years) and middle school (3 years). The public school and textbooks are free. Religious instruction is not given in public schools. In the formation of the gap between urban and rural areas and between indigenous peoples and mestizo is clear: can not read and 27% of the… Read More »

Mexico Domestic Issues

Police officer in Chapala, Jalisco The neoliberal economic reorientation of the 1980’s was generally at the expense of the population: land distribution was declared over, obsolete industry and unproductive agriculture could not compete with cheap foreign products. The steadily growing working population could no longer find permanent jobs. Those who could chose to go to… Read More »

Mexico Politics

Independence Day: 16.09.1810 Head of State / Head of Government: Andrés Manuel López Obrador Political system: Presidential republic, multi-party system Democracy Status Index (BTI): 6.1 / 57th of 129 (2018) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI): Rank 138 of 180 (2018) Consolidation of the one-party system President Lázaro Cárdenas (1934-1940) implemented some of the demands of the… Read More »

History of Mexico

The many testimonies of the exciting history of Mexico today invite you every step of the way to delve deeper into the various epochs of the country’s development and to deal with them fundamentally. Special features of the country’s history The cave of La Pintada, Baja California Sur Since the revolution, the Mexican state has… Read More »

Ecological Problems in Mexico

Ecological problems Environmental sector: Sociopolitical challenges View over Mexico City Almost every year during the rainy months of July to October, cyclones cause environmental damage in the country. Sometimes the Pacific coast, sometimes the coast on the Gulf of Mexico, is affected by floods or landslides. Even if volcanic eruptions sometimes force evacuations, this has… Read More »

Mexico Geography

Mexico Overview Official name: United Mexican States Area: 1,972,550 km² population: 125.9 million (2018, estimated) Growth of population: 1.09% (2018, estimated) Seat of government: Mexico city Official language: Spanish Other languages: Náhuatl, Maya and Mixteco Beach in Nayarit Climate The geographical location of Mexico is reflected in a particularly large climatic diversity, of which it… Read More »

Mexico Development Policy

Misol-ha waterfall Location and size of the country Geographically, Mexico is located in the southern part of North America. It is separated from its northern neighbor, the USA, by a 3,141 km long border. In the south it meets the Central American countries Belize (250 km border) and Guatemala (963 km border). With an area… Read More »

Mexico Population

Gender ratio Demonstration against feminicides and violence against women Women were not granted the right to vote until 1953. The traditional role of women as “only” housewives and mothers is increasingly changing towards employment and responsibility for generating the livelihood of the family. In the past, young women only left home to start a family,… Read More »

Mexico State Government

Form of government The Mexican Republic is made up of 31 states and one federal district, Mexico City. As a result of the revolution in 1917, 2,445 municipalities (districts) with equal status were anchored in the constitution. Constitution and separation of powers The 1917 Constitution, which remains in force to this day, defines Mexico as… Read More »

Mexico Foreign Policy

The country in a regional and international context Until the change of government in 2000, Mexico’s foreign policy was determined by the so-called Doctrina Estrada, which forbade interference in the internal affairs of other countries and demanded the right of nations to self-determination. Mexico granted asylum to international refugees of various political origins. The political… Read More »

Mexico Economy & Trade

Mexico Economy & Development Estimated GDP: $ 1.199 billion (2018, estimated) Per capita income (purchasing power parity): $ 18,101 (2018, estimated) Rank of human Development (HDI): Rank 76 of 189 (2018) Proportion of poverty according to the World Bank: 41.9% (2018) Income distribution according to WB (Gini-Koeff.): 43.4 (2017) Economic Transformation Index (BTI): 48 of… Read More »

Mexico Economy: Sectors, Analysis and Policies

The Mexican economy has achieved a fairly high level of macroeconomic stability over the past 30 years, but economic growth did not exceed 3% in the same period and has recently stagnated. Industrial production in the north of the country is closely linked to the US economy. Mexico was able to successfully shift its exports… Read More »

Mexico Society

Proportion of literate adults: 94.4% (2016) Major religions: Roman Catholic 84%, Protestants, Mormons, Urban population: 78% Life expectancy (female / male): 77.8 / 72.1 years (2018) Gender Inequality Index: Rank 74 of 162 (2018) Births per woman: 2.2 (2017) Infant mortality: 13.4 per 1000 births (2017) Macrosocial structure Ethnicity, language (s) Mexico is a multiethnic… Read More »

Living in Mexico

Mexico Everyday life Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN) Exchange rate: 25.9 MXN per € (July 2020) Time zone: UTC 6 Tiempo Central – UTC 7 Tiempo de la Montaña- Country code: + 52 (0) Climate (for capital): Cold tropical International Airports (IATA): MEX (Mexico City), CUN (Cancun), GDL (Guadalajara Entry and residence regulations Different visas are… Read More »

Transportation in Mexico

As a country located in North America according to countryvv, Mexico has very well-developed highways, whereas country roads often have potholes (baches) or are equipped with poorly marked speed bumps (topes). Toll motorways (Autopista de cuota) are the most comfortable and take you to your destination in the most direct way. The “Carretera Libre” is… Read More »

Travelling to Mexico

Security for foreigners Soldiers Due to the current spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), flight connections to and from Mexico are increasingly being discontinued. The Federal Foreign Office therefore advises Germans staying in Mexico to return to Germany immediately. There has always been petty crime in Mexico. Since the former President Felipe Calderón declared war on… Read More »

Mexico Overview

According to travelationary, Mexico stands in the political and cultural area of tension between Latin America and the USA. The rich legacy of pre-Columbian cultures and colonial times are alive not only in historical sites but also in modern society. Map of Mexico After his research stay, the natural scientist Alexander von Humboldt described Mexico… Read More »