Quick Facts

Country Population: 108.7 million (2007 est.)

Official Language: Spanish

Climate: varies, depending on the region.  The coastal areas can be hot and humid during the summer, while the central part of the country tends to be more temperate.  The northern region often gets snow in the winter, despite having a desert-like landscape, and can be quite arid in the summer. From May to October, most of the country experiences a rainy season.

Currency: the Mexican Peso (MXN)

Interesting Facts

Mexico has the largest Spanish-speaking population in the world.

This is the only Latin American country in the top-25 list of the most visited, by tourists, nations in the world, according to the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

Mexico is home to the largest number of American expatriates living abroad. 


Gorgeous beaches, majestic ruins and fascinating history and culture, it is no surprise why so many people choose to visit Mexico each year.  Surfing, scuba-diving, and horseback-riding are just some of the most popular activities which tourists get to enjoy.  Naturally, no visit to this North American country would be complete without a trip to at least one of the major archaeological sites, such as Chichen Itza, Tulum or Monte Alban.  At the end of the day, you can sit back, relax and enjoy some of this country’s flavorful cuisines.  

Mexico’s gastronomical culture is heavily influenced by its indigenous people and the Spaniards, who colonized this country for almost three centuries.  It has also been, for thousands of years, home to some of the most significant Amerindian civilizations, such as the Mayans, Aztecs, and Olmecs.  As a result, Mexico’s culture is a unique blend of European (particularly Spanish) and Meso-American.   Its ancient civilizations and colonial past has left an indelible mark.  In some of the major cities, such as Ciudad de Mexico (or Mexico City) and Puebla, Spanish colonial buildings serve as important landmarks.  

 Today, Mexico is a federation made-up of 31 states and a federal district, distrito federal.  The country’s population is comprised of an estimated 11% to 12% of indigenous people.  Indeed, Mexico is an intriguing place to visit.  Visitors will not only encounter many remnants of this country’s past, especially when visiting the Yucatán Peninsula, but will also be captivated by its natural beauty and the warmth of its people.  

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