Where is Mexico?
Located in North America, Mexico is a country situated beneath the United States of America. Known as Estados Unidos Mexicanos in Spanish, Mexico shares borders with six other areas, four of which are land regions and two of which are bodies of water. With the U.S. in the north, Mexico shares its southeastern borders with Belize, Guatemala, and the Caribbean Sea. The Gulf of Mexico is in the east, and the Pacific Oceans lies to both the west and the south of Mexico.
GPS Coordinates of Mexico
The North American country of Mexico has a latitude of 23.6345° N, and longitude of 102.5528° W. These points place Mexico in the northern and western hemispheres, respectively. Likewise, Mexico lies to the north of the equator.
Most Extreme Points of the Country
In the north, Mexico's furthest point is in Monumento 206. This point is in the city of Los Algodones of the Mexicali Municipality. In particular, the northernmost point of Mexico is part of Baja California. The latitude of Mexico's northernmost point is 32°43' N.
The southernmost point of Mexico has a latitude of 14°32' N. It is positioned along the border that Mexico shares with the Central American country of Guatemala. This point is on the Suchiate River, known as the Río Suchiate in Spanish. More specifically, the most extreme point of Mexico in the south is in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
The easternmost point of the country is found on the Isla Mujeres. This island is located in the Gulf of Mexico. As part of Mexico's Isla Mujeres Municipality, this point is considered to be part of the peninsula of Yucatán. With a longitude of 86°42'36" W, Mexico's easternmost point is part of the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo.
To the west, Mexico has two points of extremity. On the mainland of Mexico, the westernmost point of Mexico is in Baja California, near the city of Tijuana. This point has a longitudinal coordinate of 117°02' W. When it comes to extremities beyond Mexico's mainland, Guadalupe Island is home to Mexico's westernmost point. Situated along the Pacific Ocean, this point is located in Roca Elefante.
Physical Size and Population of Mexico
Mexico is comprised of a total of 758,449 square miles. The total area of Mexico is the thirteenth largest natural area of all countries in the world. Mexico’s population as of 2019 is approximately 131,563,359 people. This number equates to 1.72% of the global population. Mexico is the 10th largest countries of all 196 countries around the world.