Jungles, deserts; teeming cities, one-street pueblos; fiesta fireworks, Frida’s angst: Mexico conjures up so many contradictory images. One thing’s for sure: no preconceptions will ever live up to the reality.

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Mexico is a federal republic in North America.
Capital: Mexico D.F.
Land Area: 1,923,039 sq km
Total Area: 1,972,550 sq km
Population: 118,395,054 (2013)
Official language: Spanish
Demonym: Mexican
Currency: Peso
Independence from: Spain
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic
Calling Code: +52
One of the world’s great civilizations, Mexico is a melange of Mesoamerican cultures and modern indigenous tribes, Spanish traditions and a vibrant modern economy, the biggest in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico’s landscapes are just as diverse, from the shimmering blue coastline of Baja California and the iconic cactus-strewn deserts of the north, to the Mayan villages and gorgeous palm-smothered beaches of the south. You can climb volcanoes, watch whales, swim underground and tour tequila farms. And sprinkled throughout you’ll find richly adorned colonial churches, giant ancient pyramids and a sophisticated cuisine that has little in common with the world of nachos and burritos. In Mexico you’ll find a friendly, fabulously varied and enormously enjoyable place to travel.


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