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
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Official name of country: México
Official script of the country: Latin/Latein
Capital: Ciudad de México (= Defé, DF).
of inhabitats: see www.citypopulation.de.
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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