Mexico

The flag of Mexico

President: Vicente FOX Quesada (since 1 December 2000); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Government System: Federal Republic

Capital City: Mexico City (Distrito Federal)

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

Climate: Varies from tropical to desert

Internet Users: 10.033 million (2002)

Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 28.125 million (2003)

Literacy (total population): Total population: 92.2%

Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 75.19 years

Natural Resources: Petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber. Industries: Food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism.

Agricultural Products: Corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products.

Export Partners: US 87.6%, Canada 1.8%, Spain 1.1% (2004).

Import Partners: US 53.7%, China 7%, Japan 5.1% (2004)

Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)

Flag Description: Three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red; the coat of arms (an eagle perched on a cactus with a snake in its beak) is centered in the white band.

To learn more about Mexico please click here: MEXICO

 

REFERENCE - used by permission:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/mx.html

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