Capital: Mexico City (Distrito Federal)
Government Type: Federal republic
Total Area: 758,445 Square Miles
1,964,375 Square Kilometers
Location: North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States
Language: Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8%.
Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8%. Note: indigenous languages include various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional languages.
The Mexican People
The usual greeting is a handshake or a nod of the head, although a hug between friends is not uncommon. Mexicans typically stand close to each other while talking, sometimes touching their friend's clothing. Mexicans are generally very friendly and polite in their greetings. Women will often greet one another with a kiss on the cheek. Mexicans Formally greet each other in the morning by saying “buenos dias”, at noon and before 7:p.m. “buenas tardes” and in the night they say “buenas noches”. Young people who are friends might say “que onda, wey?” Adults might say “quibole!”. To get someone's attention one might say “disculpa (excuse me)” When someone is leaving they might say “cuidate mucho!” (take care), “saludos a todos” (say hi to everyone else) or “ahi nos vemos”(see ya later!).
Where to find more out about Mexico
Mexican Road Rules