About Mexico

Mexico is a vast country covering over 770,000 square miles, or almost 2 million square kilometers.

With over 100 million inhabitants it is the largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world. Mexico's Mayan-Aztec heritage, colonial cities, coastal resorts and cultural diversity, attract many foreign visitors every year.

Through the signing of NAFTA and the Mexico-EU Treaty, Mexico is forging stronger economic ties with the international community. Its strategic location as the gateway between South and North America has created an enormous opportunity for leadership in the region.

Mexico City is the center of government, business and culture in Mexico . It has world-class museums, art and theatre, sculpture, murals and plazas, and a history which extends back over 12,000 years.

Cultural Sites in and around Mexico City

  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Chapultepec Park
  • Downtown area, containing the central plaza (Zócalo) surrounded by the cathedral, National Palace , and the main Aztec temple.
  • Bellas Artes (Hall of Fine Arts)
  • The Teotihuacan Pyramids
  • Coyoacán and the home of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera