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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is the capital city of Mexico.  It is the most important economic, industrial and cultural center in the country.  Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico, also called the Valley of Anáhuac, a large valley in the high plateaus at the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,349 ft).  It was originally built by the Aztecs in 1325 on an island of Lake Texcoco. 

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Airport:

Mexico City International Airport (MEX)

Journey Time to City Centre:

25 - 45 minutes

Time Zone:

Standard Time GMT -6; Daylight Saving Time GMT -5

Currency:

Mexican Peso

Voltage:

127V 60Hz

Population:

18,000,000

Language(s):

Spanish

Dialing Code:

5255

Weather/Climate:

In Mexico City, the weather is temperate and warm all year, and mainly dry.

Major Attractions:

Plaza de la Constitucion, Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, Templo Mayor, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Xochimilco, Museo Frida Kahlo, Teotihuacan, Basilica de Guadalupe