World Countries: Mexico
Located on the North American continent and the Central American peninsula, Mexico is bordered by the United States on the north, Guatemala and Belize on the south, with lengthy coastlines on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Mexico's flag, pictured above, features three
Mexico's topography varies from high sierras in the far northwest to high plateaus to coastal plains. The country is also home to several major rivers systems and large lakes.
Northwest Mexico is arid. The Pacific coast is tropical. Plateaus and mountainous regions are warm most of the year.
United Mexican States
July 2011 Estimate: 113,724,226
In 1824, Mexico set forth its national constitution, although it would be several years before full independence from Spain was achieved.
Languages spoken in Mexico besides Spanish include Mayan, Mixtec, Nahuatl, Otomi, Totonac and Zapotec, among others.
Source: 1. CIA World Factbook