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On this page you will find a map of Mexico and some information about the country. The map is a detail of a Map of the World published by Planet Poster Editons in Germany.


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Official name of country: México

Official script of the country: Latin/Latein

Capital: Ciudad de México (= Defé, DF).

Number of inhabitats: see


Map of Mexico


Map of Mexico with surrounding areas. - Landkarte von Mexiko. - Mapa de México. - Carte de Mexique.


Mexico's capital is Mexico City, which is also the biggest city of the country, and with over 20 million inhabitats perhaps the biggest city of the world. Its official name is Ciudad de México, but in the country itself the capital is widely called Defé (derived from the abbreviation DF, = de efe, for Distrito Federal). The name of the country is often spelled Méjoco, which is correct according to the Castillian rules, because in Mexico the x is usually pronounced like the J in the Spanish language.

Flights to Mexico usually go to the capital. The most populated big cities are Tijuana, Mexicali, Ciudad Juárez, Hermosillo, Chihuahua, Torreón, Monterrey, Saltillo, Culiacán, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí, Tampico, Guadalajara, León, Querétaro, Morelia, Toluca, Cuernavaca, Puebla, Acapulco, Veracruz, Coatzacoalcos and Mérida.

Smaller cities and towns are Ensenada, La Paz, Nogales, Agua Prieta, Cuauhtémoc, Guaymas, Ciudad Obregón, Navajoa, Los Mochis, Guamúchil, Durango. Mazatlán, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Tepic, Puerto Vallarta, Colima, Zihuantanejo, Chilpancingo, Oaxaca, Salina Cruz, Juchitán, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Tapachula, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chetumal, Cancún, Campeche, Ciudad de Carmen, Villahermosa, Orizaba, Tehuacán, Xalapa, Poza Rica, Tuxpan, Ciudad Valles, Ciudad Mante, Ciudad Victoria, Linares, Matamoros, Reynosa, Monclova, Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras, Ciudad Acuña and Hidalgo del Parral.

The single official language of Maxico is Spanish. In large parts of the country between Oaxaca and the northern deserts, the native language Nahuatl is spoken by many people. The third most important language of Mexico is certainly Maya in the state of Chiapas, also this one without official status. These languages however, like many other native languages, are frequently tought in primary schools of Native communities. There are many of these all over the country. Mexico is proud of a much more sensitive treatment of its native people when compared with the United States. These native communities usually continue to live on their native land where their ancestors used to live.
Tourism is of high importance in Mexico. The archaeological sites of Tenochtitlán, Palenque und Chichen Itzá are visited by many tourists from all over the world. We would appreciate more detailed information, also about tourism, flights, or individual tours to Mexico.


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This is our Map of the World with original scripts (original size 70 x 100 cm), from which the detailed map shown above has been cut out. The numbers of city inhabitants and vegetational zones were researched by hand for every country, by using the sources listed below. This procedure prevented the map from containing traditional errors provoked by simply copying such information from previous maps.

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Sources on which the information contained in this map is based:


The vegetational base map was aligned with satellite pictures from Google Earth.

The official names of the countries are quite well researched at

Also here you can find information on the geography of many countries:

The numbers of inhabitants of the cities were taken from

And the mountain peak altitudes were largely derived form


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The Map of the World was compiled by F. Welter-Schultes (Planet Poster Editions, Göttingen, Germany). Copyright (c) 2006 R. Krätzner & F. Welter-Schultes.

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