México Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting

Updated: 2019-06-22.

United Mexican States | Estados Unidos Mexicanos

México is a country located in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States, on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean, on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea, and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico.

Its capital and largest city is Mexico City, and the country is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.

México’s got something for everyone: it’s megadiverse as far as its native plants and animals; it is equally as diverse as far as cultures, ethnicity, and peoples that make up the country; it has got a wide range of landscapes – from deserts with cacti to green, Caribbean waters and picturesque beaches.

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México Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of México – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Mexico City (& largest city)

Population: 127 million (2019 estimate)

Language(s): Spanish, various regional

President: Enrique Peña Nieto

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)

Area: 1,972,550 km2 (761,610 mi2)

Dialing Code: +52

Time Zone: UTC-8 to UTC-5 (DST/Summer Time: UTC-7 to UTC-5)

ISO Country Code: MX

Demonym: Mexican (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: México (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 066 or 911

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 16-18, varies

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 127 V, 60 Hz, Plug Types A / B (define)