Mexico City Facts  

Mexico City is not only the largest city in Mexico, it is even the capital city. By population, the city is the 3rd biggest metropolitan in the world, and also the biggest city in both North America as well as South America. The city strangely is not part of the thirty-one states that the country has. Instead, it is under the exclusive administration of the federation. It is the financial, cultural and political hub of the nation.

The city, which is home to 16 boroughs, is placed in the Valley of Mexico which is situated within the high plateaus in the middle of Mexico, at a height of 2,240 meters. While covering an area of 1,485 square kilometers, its population was believed to be around 8.84 million in the year 2009. In the year 2008, a GDP of $390 billion made it the 8th wealthiest city on the globe. It contributed 21 percent to the GDP of Mexico and its income per capita is $25, 258.

The city was initially built as Tenochtitlan by the Aztecs on an island called Lake Texcoco in the year 1325. After being destroyed completely in the Siege of Tenochtitlan, 1521 it was rebuilt following the urban standards formed by the Spanish. México Tenochtitlán, the municipality of Mexico City, was set up in the year 1524 and in 1585 was renamed as La Ciudad de México. It experiences a subtropical upland weather due to its elevated height and tropical site. Rainfall is more common in the upper reaches of the city compared to the lower reaches, which are situated in the south.  

The census conducted in the year 1921 concluded that the city constituted of 18.74 percent of indigenous people, 22.79 percent of European, the majority being 54.78 percent of Mestizo. The bulk of the people living in Mexico City follow Roman Catholicism.

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