Is Mexico City a megacity?
Yes. With a population of 21.16 million, it is considered the third largest city in the world, and one of several 'megacities' found troughout the globe.
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Since pre-Columbian times (14th century) it became the political, economic and cultural capital of Mexico. When Spanish conquistadores conquered Mexico in the 16th century, it was deemed natural to transform such population center into the capital of the New Spain. Finally, when Mexico won its indep…endence war against Spain at the beginning of the 19th century, the Mexican political leaders also thought of Mexico City as a natural capital for the new country. (MORE)
The Subway system is very large and almost every place in Mexico City has a subway stop, however, the most important stations for tourists are the following:. LINE 1 . Insurgentes: Near Colonia Roma and Colonia Condesa. . San LÃ¡zaro: Outside Palacio Legislativo. . LINE 2 . Bellas Artes: lo…cated outside the Palace of Fine Arts, The Central Bank of Mexico, The Postal Palace, The House of Azulejos and Alameda Park among other important places. . Zocalo: located at the Zocalo, or Central Square, where the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, Templo Mayor (aztec ruins), and the Supreme Court of Justice are. . Allende: in the middle of downtown Mexico City. . Revolucion: near the Monument to Revolution, and the Chopo Museum. . LINE 3 . Universidad: Outside the National Autonomous University . Coyoacan: As it's name says, at Coyoacan. . LINE 5 . Terminal Aerea: At the International Airport . LINE 6 . La Villa: At the Basilica of Guadalupe, the largest religious center in America. . LINE 7 . Polanco: In the middle of the most exclusive zone of the city, near Av. Masaryk, a street with the finest brands of the world. . Auditorio: In Paseo de la Reforma, near the National Auditorium and Chapultepec Castle. . (MORE)
The city of Toluca (pop: 1,610,786) is 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Mexico City.
Yes. Mexico city is the capital of Mexico. (the country) The capital of Mexico state (in Mexico) is Toluca. The state is officially Estado Libre y Soberano de MÃ©xico and the capital is Toluca de Lerdo.
It is the economic, industrial, and cultural capital of Mexico, andthe most populous city in the country with some 21 millioninhabitants. It is also the site where Tenochtitlan, ancientcapital city of the Aztec Empire, was founded on March 13, 1325.
Mexico City IS a city. If you mean what former towns were absorbed by this urban conglomerate, there are many, including Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, San Antonio, Xochimilco, Santa Fe, La Villa de Guadalupe, Tlalpan, Coyoacan, San Juan Ixtayopan, Acopilco, San Pablo Chimalpa, San Mateo Tlaltenango, San Pe…dro Cuajimalpa, and many, many more. (MORE)
Mexico city is located at coordinates: 19Â°26N 99Â°8W. It is the largest city in Mexico. See related link for a picture of it's location.
A megacity is characterized by several important factors: 1. They are not neccessarily world cities, known as such, and withhistoric aspects such as Rome; 2. They have a high degree of centrality, and have a largepopulation; 3. Megacities link local & national economies with the globaleconomy; an…d 4. They also link the formal & informaleconomic sectors. (MORE)
It is the economic, cultural and political capital of Mexico. With a population of 21.16 milion and located in the Central Mexican Plateau (the Mexican highlands), it is considered the heart of Mexico.
This is by fat the most interesting and challenging question I have encountered, but let me make a long tail Short, when Cortes arrived to Mexico City, nobody had ever seen a City like this, let me try to tell you what they saw, a very big lake with different types of waters, and very different deph…s, also towering volcanoes, and a beautifully city built on top of the lake, so sad but true he destroyed the city in order to finally conquer it, but the city became again the center of the kingdom, that is why they gave title of muy leal, y cristiana ciudad de mexico, la ciudad the city, was a way to distinguish her from the rest of the cities since she became the capital of capitals, from her, all the rest was conquered and made possible. (MORE)
No. It is a city in central Mexico with an elevation of 2,240 meters above sea level. The closest beach to Mexico City is Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz, 340 Kilometers (212 miles) northwest of the city.
Area for Mexico City (2009): . City boundaries (e.g.: city proper) only: 1,485 squarekilometers (573.36 sq mi) . Metropolitan area: 7,854 square kilometers (3,032.4 sqmi)
The city code for Mexico City is 55, in country code +52. Local numbers are uniformly 8 digits. Additionally, if you are calling to a mobile number in Mexico City, you must insert a '1' between the country code and city code; in other words +52 1 55 (mobile) instead of +52 55 (landline).
Update: No. Currently there are more cases of swine flu in other countries - the US, Argentina - that there are in Mexico. Mostly, yes, the swine flu is just in Mexico. There have been under 10 cases in the US. And they have been in Texas and California. Just in the areas near the border though, …like San Diego. (MORE)
A megacity is a city with more than 10 million people living there. Tokyo is a megacity because more than 10 million people live
It is a city in central Mexico (19Â° 25' 57.85 N, 99Â° 07' 59.71 W) with an elevation of 2,240 meters above sea level (about 7,349 feet) and some 380 Kilometers (236 miles) to the closest beach (Tecolutla, on the Gulf of Mexico). Before 1325 AD, the Aztec or Mexica people were a nomadic trib…e that wandered throughout the land, looking for a place to settle and build their capital. Their state religion awaited the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy: the wandering tribes would find the destined site for a great city whose location would be signaled by an eagle eating a snake while perched atop a cactus. The Aztecs saw this vision on what was then a small swampy island in the middle of lake Texcoco, after which they founded their capital Tenochtitlan (today known as Mexico City), on March 13, 1325. The prophesy and subsequent vision is now immortalized in Mexico's coat of arms and on the Mexican flag. (MORE)
There are many; the closest would be Queretaro (pop: 918,100), Aguascalientes (805,666) or San Luis Potosi (957,753). Other larger, farther away cities include Monterrey (3,664,331), Torreon (1,110, 890) or Ciudad Juarez (1,313,338).
you can do alot in Mexico city. you can have true Mexican food. you can know what the people are like. The worst part is that you SHOULDN'T go to Mexico today because of its violence. i went to Mexico before it became worst. i got to meet its people and live like them. i went to many of tehir market…s and their city is filled with so many colors. (MORE)
Moscow is the biggest city in Europe. To be a mega city, the city must have at least 10 000 000 inhabitants. Moscow has a population of 14 744 150: It is a megacity.
Yes, Mexico City is a primate city (its the capital of Mexico and it has more than twice the population of Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara).
Mexico, the country, comprises thirty one states and a federal district. The Federal District, or Distrito Federal (DF) in spanish, is where the federal government resides, geographically it is almost surrounded by Estado de MÃ©xico, one of the 31 states, its other neighbor is Morelos located sout…h of DF. Mexico City includes the Federal District and several areas of Estado de Mexico, this is because the Federal District has grown and practically invaded Estado de Mexico, specially at north, north east and north west of DF. (MORE)
As of 2007, there were 18 megacities according to "Living in theEnvironment, 15th Ed., G. Tyler Miller, Jr." See Chapter 23 onUrbanization and Transportation. It's possible that thisinformation is now considered to be outdated. . It should be noted that megacities can alternatively referred to as…megalopolises.. (MORE)
Mexico city its called: Mexico city or DF. DF means Federal District I beg to differ somewhat: It's both. Quite often, Mexicans say just "MÃ©xico" to refer to Mexico City. For clarity or emphasis, they say, "La Ciudad de MÃ©xico," which is "Mexico City" in English. "D.F." is the abb…reviation in Spanish for "Distrito Federal" -- "Federal District" in English. It's the national capital, and it's an entity roughly comparable to the District of Columbia in the U.S. The "Estados Unidos Mexicanos" -- United Mexican States -- comprise 31 states and a Federal District. Much as New York City or Boston has come to absorb what were once separate villages and towns, so has Mexico City become coterminous with the entire Federal District over the years since its 1824 creation. Unlike New York, where local usage reserves that term for Manhattan, "MÃ©xico" CAN refer to anywhere in the city/federal district. Ditto for "D.F." But it's said as "el D.F." -- "the D.F." And "THE D.F." is what all the English speakers I know here who also speak Spanish say in English. Only people from around that area call it "DF" or "Mexico City", the vast majority of Mexicans just call it MÃ©xico. There are even other more common funny names than "Ciudad de MÃ©xico", "Distrito Federal" or "La Capital" (those names are commonly used by area locals). (Final pedantic point: From 1824 until 1997, its chief executive was a regent named by the Mexican President. Its "jefe de gobierno" -- chief of government/mayor -- since has been elected. Not much different from D.C. that way.) (MORE)
Mexico City is considered a megacity because it is the 15th largest city in the world by city proper and the third largest by metropolitan area.
Of course. It has the largest city in the Americas (Mexico City). See related questions.
Some of them include: . Toluca (population: 1.6 million), capital of the state of Mexico; 56 Km (35 mi) west of Mexico City. . Cuernavaca (population: 788,000) most important city of the Morelos state; 59 Km (37 mi) south of Mexico City. . Puebla (population: 2.1 million), capital of the sta…te of Puebla; 137 Km (85 mi) east of Mexico City. . Pachuca (population: 275,000) capital of the state of Hidalgo; 87 Km (54 mi) north of Mexico City. (MORE)
Some of them include Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco and Salina Cruz on the Pacific coast; Tampico, Campeche and Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico and Cancun, Cozumel or Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean.
Greater Mexico City has hundreds of towns now engulfed by the urban conglomerate. Some of them include Coyoacan, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Huixquilucan, Iztacalco, Tlahuac, Tulyehualco or Chimalhuacan.
it depends on where you live. if u live in Mexico, no. but for the US, it would be considered a forgien city. so ya it depends
Mexico is ground zero, all the roads start and finish in Mexico City, so all the roads stated from Mexico City, since Mexico City is the capital of capitals, as one of its names it has always been an imperial city, so that is why all the roads lead to Mexico City.
You mean "where" not "what" and to answer your question, Just like any country, the cities within the nation created the country itself.
In Mexico? Yes. In the world? No; it is the third largest after Tokyo (Japan) and Seoul (South Korea).
Everything you can think of. Mexico City is the largest city in Mexico, and it is the country's economic, political and cultural capital, compared to cities such as Tokyo, New York or Paris: . Mexico City has over 132 museums, being the city with most museums in the world. . It has several park…s such as Chapultepec, Aragon, and Parque Hundido which are quite beautiful. Chapultepec is the most important park in the city, and it has three museums -- historic, natural history, modern arts -- a zoo, a couple of libraries and a couple of artificial lakes. . There are two important shopping and entertainment districts -- Zona Rosa and Reforma -- while downtown acts as a historical place; there you can see buldings such as the Aztec's Templo Mayor or the Metropolitan Cathedral. . The best transportation mode in Mexico City is the subway or metro, as it can take you to most places within the urban conglomerate. (MORE)
No. It was founded as Mexico-Tenochtitlan on March 13, 1325. According to this, it has more than 686 years of existence.
In terms of area, Mexico city comprises 0.4% of the Mexican territory (Mexico City has an area of 7854 sq km/3032 sq mi). In terms of population, it has 18.6% of the total population (21.16 out of 113.7 million people)
Because it lies on the subtropical region, at the same latitude of Honolulu, Hawaii. It is cooler than Hawaii because it is located on 'higher ground', 2240 m (7349 ft) above sea level.
Mexico City is a large city on par to places such as New York, Tokyo or London. You can visit several museums, parks and historic places within the city. Some examples include: . Zona Rosa - a shopping and entertainment district. . Chapultepec Park - a large park with the Chapultepec castle in …the middle of it which is also a historic museum. . Teotihuacan - a large archaeological site on the outskirts of the city. . Xochimilco - ecological park with the remains of the "Aztec floating gardens". . Mexico City Center - with many historic and cultural buildings, such as the Aztec Templo Mayor, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, the Bellas Artes Palace. (MORE)
A megacity is defined as a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million people. Examples: . Mumbai . Tokyo . Seoul . New York City . Mexico City
Yes. It however, is not usually referred as such; more common names include the Valley of Mexico or the Anahuac Valley .
Yes; it is the political, economic and cultural capital of Mexico (the country, not the US state).
I guess you really mean New Mexico, as Mexico City is WITHIN thecountry of Mexico. Minimum, straight distance would be around 1556kilometers (967 miles). Road distance is around 1804 kilometers(1121 miles) over a 19-hour, non-stop drive.
Modern Rome is not a megacity. It has a population of about three million. Ancient Rome was the biggest city in the world with a population which has been estimated at 1-1,4 million.
Present-day Mexico City is an urban conglomerate of 21.16 millionthat has absorbed several towns and cities within the metropolitanarea, such as: . Nezahualcoyotl . Coyoacan . Iztacalco . Chalco . Cuajimalpa . San Angel . Xochimilco . Tlahuac . Los Reyes . Chimalhuacan . Texcoco . Cuau…titlan Izcalli . Atizapan de Zaragoza . Naucalpan de Juarez (MORE)
Yes. It is the third largest city in the world (21.16 million)after Tokyo, Japan, and Seoul, Korea. See the related links section for a map and location of such city.
No, Mexico is not the capital of Mexico City . Mexico City is the capital of Mexico .
It is located in central Mexico, on the following coordinates: (19.433333, -99.133333). It is also located within a political entity known as Federal District (Spanish: Distrito Federal ), as Mexico is a Federal Republic and such entity holds the three powers of the Union. It is much akin to DC in …the United States. (MORE)
It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any oneof the 31 Mexican states . Mexico City is the country's largestcity as well as its most important political, cultural, educationaland financial center.
No. Mexico City is the capital of the country of Mexico. Some cities within the state of New Mexico include Albuquerque, Roswell, Santa Fe or Las Cruces, but no "Mexico City".
Mexico is a country of great contrasts. Mexico City is the perfectexample of such extremes of wealth and poverty coexisting in thesame place. By virtue of being one of the largest cities in theworld (21.16 million), you can find beautiful boulevards, parks,plazas and avenues, steel skyscrapers, huge… McMansions and enclosedcommunities, as well as decaying slums with poor sanitation,overcrowding and failing if not inexistent security. Think ofMexico City as the Latin American version of both New York and itsupscale neighborhoods, as well as Detroit and its run-down slums. (MORE)
The Mexico City Valley is part of the Central Mexican Plateau, a region with temperate climate and rich volcanic soil -- unlike the arid deserts to the north and the suffocating jungles to the south. Since several thousand years ago, this combination of climate and fertile soil has allowed better ag…ricultural yields and in turn, greater population densities. Nowadays, Mexico City is extremely big due to an over-centralization of political and economic power, and more social openness (for example, same-sex marriage in Mexico was first approved in Mexico City on 2009) since colonial times. These factors have contributed to increased immigration from other areas of the country. (MORE)