GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $1.185 trillion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

 (Estimated 2011): $1.657 trillion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $15,100 (US$) or (GBP)


Capital: Mexico City

Population (Estimated July 2012): 114,975,406

Area: 1,964,375km2 or 758,450mi2

Currency: Mexican Peso (Mex$)

Official Language: Spanish

Political Information: Presidential constitutional Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 76.5% of the population are Roman Catholic, 5.2% are Protestant, 1.1% is Jehovah’s Witness, 0.3% follow other faiths, 13.8% have unspecified beliefs and 3.1% have no religious beliefs )

Highest Mountain: Pico de Orizaba at 5,636m or 18,491ft

Largest River:
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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): Between -6:00 to -8:00




Counties/Provinces/States: 31 states (estados, singular - estado) and 1 federal district* (distrito federal); Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Colima, Distrito Federal*, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan de Ocampo, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro de Arteaga, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (Veracruz), Yucatan, Zacatecas

Leaders: President Felipe Calderón

Additional: Gained independence from Spain on the 27th of September 1821.



Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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