Latin America & Caribbean

Mexico profile - Facts

Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico
Popocatépetl, or Smoking Mountain, is one of Mexico's most active volcanoes
  • Full name: United Mexican States
  • Population: 116 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Mexico City
  • Area: 1.96 million sq km (758,449 sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 75 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 peso = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Machinery and transport equipment, mineral fuels and lubricants, food and live animals
  • GNI per capita: US $9,940 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .mx
  • International dialling code: +52