Official Name

United Mexican States

México’s location in the world

The extreme coordinates that frame the Mexican territory are:

North: 32° 43´ 06´´ North latitude, in the 206 monument, Mexico´s border with the United States of America (3,152.90 kilometers).
South: 14° 32´ 27´´ north latitude, at the mouth of the Suchiate River, border with Guatemala (1,149.8 kilometers).
East: 86° 42´ 36´´ West longitude, on the southeastern tip of Isla Mujeres.
West: 118° 22´ 00´´ West longitude, in the Punta Roca Elefante of the Guadalupe Island, in the Pacific Ocean.

Political Division

Federal entities: 32 (Capital: Mexico, Federal District).
Municipalities: 2,457

Official Time

Time of the Southeast: Quintana Roo UTC-5 (doesn´t apply summer time). Central Time: 26 entities UTC-6 hours (winter), -5 hours (summer) including Federal District.

Central Time: 26 entities UTC-6 hours (winter), -5 hours (summer) including Federal District.

Mountain Time: Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Nayarit and Baja California Sur - 7 hours (winter), - 6 hours (summer).

Pacific Time: Sonora (doesn´t apply DST) UTC-7 hours.

Northwest Time: : Baja California UTC - 8 hours (winter), - 7 hours (summer).

Population

Estimated population: 121’005,815 inhabitants in 2015
Total Population (2010): 112’336,538 inhabitants
Men: 54’855,231 (49%)
Women: 57’481,307 (51%)
Population’s annual average growth rate (2005-2010): 1.8%
Urban population (2010): 76.8%
Population’s Density (2010): 57 inhabitants per square kilometer

Life expectancy (2014)

72.1, men
77.5, women

Languages

Spanish (official), plus 67 native languages.

Religion

83.9% Catholics
7.6% Protestant or Evangelical
2.5% Other religions
4.6% No religion

Employment

Economically Active Population (EAP), October 2015: 60.07%
General rate of unemployment (32 urban areas), October 2015: 4.55% (EAP)

National holiday

September 16th: Beginning of Independence Day.

Currency

Peso (MX$); 1 Peso = 100 cents

Economic Information

GDP (current prices) 1,291.1 billion U.S. dollars (2014)
GDP (PPP) $2,148.9 billion international dollars (2014) (11th place)
Percent change of GDP +2.1 % (2014)
GCP per capita 10,784.5 U.S. dollars (2014)