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Mali on World Map

Continent – North America

Region – Central America

Size – 1,964,375 km²

Geography – some desert, mountains with plateaux and coastal plains

Language – Spanish 92%, Mayan and other indigenous 8%

Religion – Roman Catholic 82.7%, other Christian 8%, none 4.7%, other 4.6%

Monetary Unit – Mexican peso

Natural Resources – petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber

Agriculture – corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products

Industry – food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism

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Neighbouring Countries – United States of America, Belize, Guatemala

Population –  120,286,655 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.21%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.43

Capital City – Mexico City (20,843,000)

Highest Mountain – Volcan Pico de Orizaba (5,675 m)

Longest River – Rio Grande (total length 3051 km)

Climate – tropical, sub-tropical – south, Yucatan peninsula and coast 18°C – 40°C all year, north and higher regions 16°C – 30°C

Yearly Rainfall – Central and desert region – negligible, Coastal regions 40cm (approx) mostly May to October

Plant Life – rain forest, mahogony, ceiba, eucalyptus, jacaranda, cocoa, vanilla, avocado, desert flowers, cactii, scrub, poinsettias, hibiscus

Animal Life – armadillo, tapir, opossum, puma, jaguar, bear, monkey, deer, boar, snakes, lynx, coyote, armadillo, lizard, scorpion, crocodile

Bird Life – toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, flamingoes

Marine Life – grey whales, seals, dolphins, sea turtles


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Mexico. Available: Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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