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Maps of Mexico show the location of major cities and regions in Mexico. Check out our interactive maps of Mexico.

Acapulco

Acapulco

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Cancun

Cancun

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Guadalajara

Guadalajara

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Ixtapa

Ixtapa

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La Paz/Cabo San Lucas

La Paz/Cabo San Lucas

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Mazatlan

Mazatlan

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Mexico City

Mexico City

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Monterrey

Monterrey

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

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Veracruz

Veracruz

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 mexico thematic maps
Country (long form) United Mexican States
Capital Mexico
Total Area 761,605.81 sq mi
1,972,550.00 sq km
(slightly less than three times the size of Texas)
Population 101,879,171 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 153,162,145
Languages Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages
Literacy 89.6% total, 91.8% male, 87.4% female (1995 est.)
Religions nominally Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%
Life Expectancy 68.73 male, 74.93 female (2001 est.)
Government Type federal republic
Currency 1 New Mexican peso (Mex$) = 100 centavos
GDP (per capita) $9,100 (2000 est.)
Industry food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism
Agriculture corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products
Arable Land 12%
Natural Resources petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber
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Geography of Mexico

Mexico, (Spanish: Mexico ), or United Mexican States, a country in North America.

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History of Mexico

The ancient inhabitants of Mexico were probably descended from Asians who crossed the Bering Strait in prehistoric times.