Where is Mexico?

Located in North America, Mexico has a 4,389.00 km border with Belize (276 km), Guatemala (958 km) and US (3,155 km). It has a 9,330.00 km coastline. Mexico has strained water-sharing arrangements with the United States, and also experiences a high volume of illegal immigration from Central American countries.

Mexico is a North American country covering 1,964,375.00 km2 of which 1.04% is water and 1,943,945.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 13th largest country in the world and slightly less than three times the size of Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 23 00 N, 102 00 W and Mexico City is the capital city.

The name Mexico comes from Mexica, the largest and most powerful branch of the Aztecs.

Its ISO code is MX.


Mexico has a mean elevation of 1,111 m above sea level.

It has a varied climate, from tropical to arid. Its terrain is mostly made up of high rugged mountains, with desert, low coastal plains, and high plateaus.


Mexico has a population of 123,166,749 making it the 11th largest in the world. The majority of the population can be found in the states of Jalisco and Veracruz.

Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language. The major ethnic groups reported are mestizo and Amerindian. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 52.


Mexico is an independent country. It declared its independence in 1810. Its constitution was last ratified in 1917.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Mexico's GDP is $2,310,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $18,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 11th largest economy and its citizens the 86th richest in the world. The currency of Mexico is the Peso (MXN).

Its major export partner is the United States. Its main exports are manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, and fruits. Its major import partners are the United States, China, and Japan. Its major imports include metalworking machines, steel mill products, and agricultural machinery.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017