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Facts About Mexico

01.10.17 | Missions | by Glen Locklear

    Capital: Mexico City (about 90 miles from Puebla)

    Time Zone: Central (no daylight savings)

    Area: 1,160,000 Sq. Mi. (Size of Western 1/3 of the USA)

    Climate: Varies from tropical to desert

    Population: 120 Mil.

    People:  60% Mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish), 30% Amerindians, 9% White, 1% other

    Language:  93% Spanish, 5% Mayan/Nahuatl, 2% other

    Literacy: 93.5%

    Faith:  83% Catholic; 7% Evangelical; 3% JW & LDS; 7% None

    Age:  46% <24

               40% <25-54

               14% <55+

    Life Expectancy: 75

    Average Income: $25.00 - $300.00 per week ($1,300.00 - $15,600.00 per year)

    Currency: Pesos; Current exchange 20 pesos to $1US

    Electricity: 110/60cycle (same as USA)