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VIBRANT DIVERSITY

Identified as a megadiverse country, its biodiversity ranks 4th in the world. The influence of its Spanish colonial days and of its ancient people, including the Mayan and Aztec cultures, is found throughout this nation that lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Regions continue to develop, work to preserve heritage, and evolve through innovation within their varied geography and climate types: Tropical, Mountainous, Desert, Coastal.

States and Regions of Mexico

Mexico City

within capital region of Central Mexico

Central Mexico

Mexico State + Hidalgo + Puebla + Morelos + Tlaxcala

Gulf Coast

Tamaulipas + Veracruz + Tabasco

Bajío

Zacatecas + San Luis Potosí + Aguascalientes + Guanajuato + Queretaro

Northern Mexico

Sonora + Sinaloa + Chihuahua + Durango + Coahuila + Nuevo León + Tamaulipas

Baja California

Baja California + Baja California Sur

Pacific Coast

Nayarit + Jalisco + Colima + Michoacán + Guerrero + Chiapas

Southern Pacific Coast

Guerrero + Oaxaca + Chiapas

Yucatán Peninsula

Campeche + Yucatán + Quintana Roo

Basics

Know Before You Go


Spanish

official language

Peso ₱

currency

31

official states

Mexico City

capital

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Mayan Tulum

Pre-Columbian ruins along a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea Zama, city of the dawn, as this site facing east toward the sunrise is believed to have once been known. Inhabited as early as the 6th century, its crumbled limestone walls…

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