Southern border of the United States Coasts on the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea Very mountainous with large central plateau Land varies from warm tropical beaches to dry deserts. Little arable land. Earthquakes and volcanic activity Area is about 760,000 sq. miles
Population about 111,000,000 77% of people live in urban areas Nearly 20% of the people live near Mexico
Mexico is the second most populous country in Latin America Mexico is the largest Spanish speaking country in world
Mix of old and new industries Recently expanded railroads, airports, and electric generating plants Exports: manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, and cotton Tourism is a big industry in Mexico. Most tourists are Americans.
Federal republic 31 states and 1 federal district President is chief executive and head of state Legislative branch Judicial branch
definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 91% literate
Known as one of the worst areas of air pollution Children and older citizens are more likely to have breathing problems Factories and cars send pollutants such as lead, sulfuric acid, and carbon monoxide in to the air City is built in a bowl shaped crater, which helps trap pollutants Government is working to reduce these pollutants
Northeast part of South America Coasts on Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean Just north of equator Mountains in north, central plains, with plateaus and low mountains in the south 3% arable. Better for pastures than crops
definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 93% total: 12 years of education male: 11 years female: 12 years
23 states (estados, singular - estado), 1 capital district* (distrito capital), and 1 federal dependency the president is both the chief executive and head of state Council of Ministers appointed by the president president elected by popular vote for a six-year term Legislative branch: is called the National Assembly
90% of money made on exports comes from oil 4 major seaports Other exports: bauxite and aluminum, steel, chemicals, agricultural products tourism
Largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world Coast along the Caribbean Sea polluted with oil Oil spills and tanker leaks have damaged environment High level of carbon dioxide in the air from burning fossil fuels- can cause breathing difficulties in children and elderly people
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