Mexico is a country located in North America, surrounded to the north by the United States to the south by Guatemala and Belize, to the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribean Sea.
Its capital is Mexico City that has the status of Federal District in which the three parts of the Federal goverment are located. Important cities include Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puebla, Veracruz, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Merida, Oaxaca.
Mexico is divided into 31 states and 1 Federal District (Distrito Federal), the goverment is organized as a Democratic Federal Republic with division of powers (executive power, held by the president of the republic; legislative power, represented by the congress and the judiciary power).
- Official name: "Estados Unidos Mexicanos" (United Mexican States or United States of Mexico).
- Languages: Spanish, Nahuatl, Mayan, Zapotecan,Lacandon,Tharahumara,Seri,Yaqui and many others.
- Currency: Peso, divided in 100 centavos.
- Current president: Vicente Fox Quezada (2000).
From the CIA World Factbook 2000. Not Wikified.