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Mexico

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Population:

109,955,400 (2008)

Land area:

1,923,040 sq. km.

Capital:

Mexico City (Distrito Federal) (pop: 8,735,400; 2005)

Economy:

In 2006, Mexico ranked 53rd in the UNDP Human Development Index and 14th in total GDP, with a per capita GDP of $8,051.92. Public debt accounts for 22.8 percent of total GDP, while 13.8 percent of Mexicans are beneath the poverty line.

Main language(s):

Spanish

Monkey's name:

El Monito (El mo-nee-toh)

Fun fact:

Mexico’s best known drink must be tequila, a strong liquor distilled from the spiny leaves of the blue agave plant. Much like the French regional designations for Champagne and Cognac, Mexico’s strict tequila codes dictate that only five areas of the country can legally produce a drink called tequila.

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