POPULATION 2018 est 124786000 POPULATION RANK 2018 11 POPULATION PROJECTION

Population 2018 est 124786000 population rank 2018 11

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POPULATION (2018 est.) 124,786,000 POPULATION RANK (2018) 11 POPULATION PROJECTION 2030 138,757,000 TOTAL AREA (SQ MI) 758,450 TOTAL AREA (SQ KM) 1,964,375 DENSITY: PERSONS PER SQ MI (2018) 164.5 DENSITY: PERSONS PER SQ KM (2018) 63.5 URBAN-RURAL POPULATION Urban: (2018) 80.2% Rural: (2018) 19.8% LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH Male: (2017) 73.3 years Female: (2017) 79 years
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10/3/19, 8)02 AM Mexico | History, Geography, Facts, & Points of Interest | Britannica.com Page 3 of 14 Mexico Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Mexico’s urban growing pains are in sharp counterpoint to the traditional lifestyles that prevail in more-isolated rural areas. In states such as Oaxaca or Chiapas , small communal villages remain where indigenous peasants live much as their ancestors did. The cultural remnants of great pre-Columbian civilizations , such as Teotihuacán or the Mayan pyramids at Chichén Itzá and Tulum, provide a contrast to colonial towns such as Taxco or Querétaro . In turn, these towns appear as historical relics when compared with the modern metropolis of Mexico City. Yet even the bustling capital city, which has been continually built and rebuilt on the rubble of past civilizations, reveals Mexico’s wide range of social, economic, and cultural struggles. As the renowned Mexican poet and intellectual Octavio Paz observed, * LITERACY: PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION AGE 15 AND OVER LITERATE Male: (2016) 95.8% Female: (2016) 94% GNI (U.S.$ ’000,000) (2017) 1,112,395 GNI PER CAPITA (U.S.$) (2017) 8,610 DID YOU KNOW? In Mexico, struggling artists can pay taxes with their artwork. Mexican warriors threw hornet nests at enemies. The Aztecs sacrificed people to various gods. In the 19th century, army officer Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna held a funeral for his severed leg. )
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10/3/19, 8)02 AM Mexico | History, Geography, Facts, & Points of Interest | Britannica.com Page 4 of 14 Tulum Overview of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Contunico © ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Mainz Past epochs never vanish completely, and blood still drips from all their wounds, even the most ancient. Sometimes the most remote or hostile beliefs and feelings are found together in one city or one soul, or are superimposed like [pre-Columbian] pyramids that almost always conceal others. It is this tremendous cultural and economic diversity, distributed over an enormously complex and varied physical environment, that gives Mexico its unique character. Like what you’re reading? Start your free trial today for unlimited access to Britannica. Land Sharing a common border throughout EXPLORE MORE
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10/3/19, 8)02 AM Mexico | History, Geography, Facts, & Points of Interest | Britannica.com Page 5 of 14 its northern extent with the United States, Mexico is bounded to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean , to the east by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea , and to the southeast by Guatemala and Belize . Mexico also administers such islands and archipelagoes as the Tres Marías in the Pacific and Cozumel and Mujeres off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula .
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