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The United Mexican States or Mexico has a total land area of 1,964,375 square kilometers. Its topography consists of coastal low lands with central high plateaus and mountains towering up to 5,400 meters in height above sea level. It is situated on the southern part of the United States sharing borders along Mexico's north to eastern side. On its east-south section, is the Gulf of Mexico while Guatemala shares its land borders on the southern tip. On its western side, there is the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California that partially separates the mainland from the Baja California peninsula.Its populationThere are 20 major metropolitan areas in Mexico; one is Mexico City, its capital. This city has about 22 million people as of 2010. Mexico as a whole has a total population of 113,724,226 per census of 2010 and this increased by 1.103% on that same year as compared with the previous year. Sixty percent of the people are of Indian-Spanish descent while 30% are Indians and another 9% are Caucasians with the remaining 1% for others. Majority of Mexicans are believers in God; 76.5% are Roman Catholics, 6.3% are Protestants and the remainder of 17.2% represents other religions and those without.Its working class distributionMexicans are mostly working on the services sector where 62.9% of them are employed. Another 23.4% of the working population are connected with various industries like manufacturing, mining and oil. Agricultural workers account for the remaining 13.7% of the Mexican workforce. The local economy is supplemented by foreign exchange earnings derived from oil exports and foreign remittances of Mexicans working in the United States.A bit of its economyIn 2010, Mexico has recorded a total of $21.3 billion in cash remittances of Mexican workers from the United States. This source of foreign exchange is the second biggest dollar earner of Mexico. It ranks second to oil exports. The economy grew by more than 5% in 2010.With these economic data and other considerations, the World Bank rated Mexico as an upper-middle income nation. This rating has given Mexico a big boost in the world's perspective as a nation with a vibrant economy. Aside from this fact, Mexico is considered as the third largest trading partner of the United States after Canada and China. It has registered a total exports of $300 billion in 2010 and 80% of these products went to the United States. Its exports are composed of electrical and machinery 38%, transport equipments and road vehicles 17.8%, while mining and crude oil exports shared 14.6%.The economy of Mexico is indeed in an upswing mood and it continuously perks up several industries including the real estate in Mexico as well as tourism. This could be seen on the number of tourists' arrivals in 2010 that have reached 21.3 million. Come and visit this beautiful country!
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