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    Mexico Geography 2001

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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the US and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the US

      Geographic coordinates: 23 00 N, 102 00 W

      Map references: North America

      Area:
      total: 1,972,550 sq km
      land: 1,923,040 sq km
      water: 49,510 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly less than three times the size of Texas

      Land boundaries:
      total: 4,538 km
      border countries: Belize 250 km, Guatemala 962 km, US 3,326 km

      Coastline: 9,330 km

      Maritime claims:
      contiguous zone: 24 NM
      continental shelf: 200 NM or to the edge of the continental margin
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate: varies from tropical to desert

      Terrain: high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Laguna Salada -10 m
      highest point: Volcan Pico de Orizaba 5,700 m

      Natural resources: petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber

      Land use:
      arable land: 12%
      permanent crops: 1%
      permanent pastures: 39%
      forests and woodland: 26%
      other: 22% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: 61,000 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards: tsunamis along the Pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the center and south, and hurricanes on the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean coasts

      Environment - current issues: natural fresh water resources scarce and polluted in north, inaccessible and poor quality in center and extreme southeast; raw sewage and industrial effluents polluting rivers in urban areas; deforestation; widespread erosion; desertification; serious air pollution in the national capital and urban centers along US-Mexico border

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note: strategic location on southern border of US

      NOTE: The information regarding Mexico on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mexico Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mexico Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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