Mexico – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Mexico

Nationality 

        noun: Mexican(s)         adjective: Mexican

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Area          total: 1,972,550 sq km         land: 1,923,040 sq km         water: 49,510 sq km

Population: 106,202,903 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups: mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%

Capital: Mexico (Distrito Federal), population – 8,600,000

Largest Cities: 

        Guadalajara – 1,650,000        Puebla – 1,350,000 

Official Language: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages

Religion: nominally Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%

Political system: federal republic

GDP: purchasing power parity – $1.006 trillion (2004 est.) 

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $9,600 (2004 est.) 

Annual growth: 4.1% (2004 est.)


GDP – composition by sector
        agriculture: 4%         industry: 27.2%         services: 68.9% (2004 est.) 

Inflation:  5.4% (2004 est.)

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