México: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

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

Capital: Mexico City (& largest city)

Population: 120 million (2016 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)

Demonym: Mexican (what’s this?)

EndonymMéxico
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Numbers: 066 or 911 (general numbers for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

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)

Country Code (ISO): MX (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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