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Location:  North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico
Geographic Coordinates:   23 00 N, 102 00 W
Area:   1,964,375 sq km (land: 1,943,945 sq km water: 20,430 sq km)
Climate:  Varies from tropical to desert
Languages:  Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8%
Population:  116,220,947 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Mexico City
Religion:  Roman Catholic 82.7%, Protestant 1.6%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.4%, other Evangelical Churches 5%
Ethnic Groups:  mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%
Independence:  16 September 1810 (declared); 27 September 1821 (recognized by Spain)

Source:  CIA Factbook