Key Information & Facts of México

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 10 January 2016.

General Info

Mexico City

is the capital and largest city.

Mexican Peso (MXN)

is the national currency. Its sub-unit is the centavo (1/100).


is the population (2015 estimate).

UTC−8 to −6

are the country’s time zones.


is the main language spoken.


km2 (761,606 mi2) is its area.


is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.


is the country’s calling (dialing) code.


is the main alphabet/script used in the Spanish language.


is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

For the Travelers


is the side of the road they drive on.

Types A & B

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 127 V, 60 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »


is the smoking age.


is the drinking age.

12-18 (varies)

is the age of consent.


is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Enrique Peña Nieto

is the president.


is the country’s legislating body.

Constitutional Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

'Himno Nacional Mexicano'

is the country’s national anthem (“Mexican National Hymn”).
Mexico Flag

Key Cities & Regions

Mexico City Cancún

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