The International border of Mexico
and the United States of America runs east to west from Texas and Brownville to San Diego, California, Baja California
With an estimated population of 116,220,947 in July 2013, Mexico is the eleventh most populous nation in the world. It is also the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world.
With an area of 1,972,550 square kilometers (761,606 square miles), Mexico has a population density of about 57 people per square kilometer. The capital of Mexico, also called the Federal District, Mexico City has a metropolitan area population of 21.2 million, though just under 9 million of those people live in the city proper, making it the country's most population dense city. Mexico City is the most populous metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere.
Other major metropolitan areas include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, and Tijuana.
Mexico is also growing rapidly, and its population is expected to surpass Japan's soon, which would make Mexico one of the top ten most populous countries in the world.
Economy and Challenges :
One of the largest economies in Latin America and the world, Mexico has made remarkable economic growth despite the post-independence political instability. It became a major producer of petroleum under the leadership of President Jose Lopez Portillo. In 1994, Mexico joined United States and Canada in signing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and in 1996, it became a member of the World Trade Organization. Mexico is expected to reach the top five global economies by 2050.
Even with such good economic growth, the country is still struggling to minimize the disparity between the extremely poor and extremely rich, which remains a major challenge for the government.
Travel and Tourism :
Mexico is ranked in the top thirty highest spending countries on tourism in the world. Its varied landscape, rich cultural heritage, cuisines, and friendly locals make the country an attractive tourist destination. The majority of tourists come to Mexico from the United States and Canada.
Last Updated on: March 23rd, 2018