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(Estados Unidos Mexicanos). State of North America (1,964,375 km²). Capital: Mexico City. Administrative division: states (32). Population: 119,713,203 residents (2014 estimate). Language: Spanish (official), Amerindian languages ​​ (Náhuatl, Maya, Mixtec). Religion: Catholics 82.7%, Protestants 7.9%, non-religious / atheists 4.7%, other Christians 1.9%, others 2.8%. Currency unit: Mexican peso (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.756 (71st place). Borders: United States (N), Atlantic Ocean (E), Belize and Guatemala (SE), Pacific Ocean (W). Member of: APEC, EBRD, NAFTA, OAS, OCDE, UN and WTO. According to COUNTRYAAH, Mexico is a nation in North America, the capital city of which is Mexico City. The latest population of Mexico is 128,932,764. TRANSPORTHINT: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Mexico, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.

The climate varies above all from North to South, and this to a considerable extent given the considerable latitudinal development of the country; it then varies in an even stronger way as a function of altitude. With respect to this, different bands are distinguished, also typical of much of Central and South America. The first is that of the tierras calientes, the warm lands between sea level and 600-700 m; in Mexico, however, they are almost all areas located near the sea, and therefore they feel the effects: annual temperatures are rather stable and the average in Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico) is around 25 ºC. The second band is that of the tierras templadas, the temperate lands located between 600-700 m and 1600 m: temperatures are mitigated, they are already affected by seasonal differences, although there are considerable differences passing from the S to the N of the country (Chihuahua, located at almost 1500 m, has an annual average of 20 ºC, a summer of 26 ºC). Even better conditions are found at the low levels of the next higher band, that of the tierras frías, the cold lands that reach up to 2800 m, an altitude which is already considerable and which has an effect on temperatures and its excursions. In Mexico City, whose altitude is around 2300m, the average is 9ºC in January and 23ºC in July. Further on, we gradually pass towards the tierras heladas, the frozen lands, actually limited, in Mexico, to the peaks of the highest volcanoes. As far as the climatic mechanism is concerned, it is regulated by the influences of the NE trade winds, by the air masses of continental origin coming from the N and by the tropical air masses of the SE. The main action is due to the NE trade wind; weak in the winter months, it strengthens and takes on the character of a monsoon in the summer months, during which rainfall is concentrated. In the winter months on the other hand, especially in the northern and central part, the continental air masses predominate, which determine stable and dry weather, however often characterized by cold winds, the nortes, which considerably lower the temperature and even damage crops. The SE tropical air masses lap the Yucatán and the east coast and expire mostly in the winter months. In the South and in the Yucatán the rainy season is very prolonged and rainfall is abundant (over 2000 mm per year; 3000 mm on the Chiapas reliefs that dominate the Yucatán); the rains decrease passing towards the N and towards the interior. The trade wind causes strong differences between the east and west coasts; in Veracruz, on the trajectory of the winds, 1600 mm of rain fall per year, while on the coast of Sinaloa 1000 mm is not reached. Furthermore, the orographic factors have a considerable impact on the distribution of the rains and so the whole plateau to the N of the Anáhuac is not very rainy, because it is sheltered by the Sierras. In the area around the Río Bravo there are around 400 mm of annual rainfall, which falls within 2-3 months. It has a semi-arid climate; semi-arid is also Baja California, which is set back from the trajectory of humid air masses. Overall, Mexico has a temperate tropicality in the central areas of the plateau, rainy and humid in the South, tending to arid in the North.

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 »

GMAT Test Centers in Mexico

GMAT Testing Locations We have found 3 GMAT test centres in Mexico, located in Jalisco, Mexico City, and Monterrey. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. #1. Soluciones Integrales en Capacitacion, SA de CV Bosque de Duraznos 65 Despacho 601-B Col. Bosques de las Lomas 11700 Mexico City… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Mexico

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »