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  Tour By Mexico ® - Distrito Federal (Mexico City)
Mexico City is located on an enormous dry lake bed in a highland basin (elevation 7,400 feet) surrounded by towering mountains.
Mexico City is the exact site upon which the great Mexica (Aztec) civilization flourished, developing one of the greatest cities of the 16th century.
Mexico City is still the economic, political and cultural hub of Mexico.
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  Mexico City - MSN Encarta
Mexico City is built on the ruins of Tenochtitlán, which was the capital of the Aztec Empire.
Mexico City falls within the jurisdiction of the Federal District (in Spanish, Distrito Federal), which is the seat of Mexico’s federal government.
The population of Mexico City proper was 13,096,686 in 2000.
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  Mexico City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mexico City, as a municipality, was founded in 1521 by Cortés in the middle of the now drained Lake Texcoco on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, and of its lesser-known twin city Tlatelolco.
In 1525 the rebuilt city served as the capital of the viceroyalty of New Spain and the political and cultural center of Mexico.
Mexico City, as a municipality, had mayors (alcaldes, later known as presidentes municipales) until 1928 when the municipality (officially known as municipalidad de México) was abolished and its ayuntamiento (city hall corporation) disbanded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mexico_City   (3515 words)

 Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City (Ciudad de México), capital of the country and seat of the central government, lies at an altitude of over 2200 m (7300 ft) in the Valley of Mexico or Valley of Anáhuac, a high valley surrounded by mighty mountain ranges.
The city's rate of growth, primarily due to the influx of population from the agricultural regions to the north with their harsh climate, is enormous.
The predominantly Baroque facade of the Cathedral on the Zócalo in Mexico City.
www.planetware.com /mexico/mexico-city-mex-df-mexc.htm   (3001 words)

 Mexico: Environmental Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Mexico has given principal responsibility for environmental policy to the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), although important enforcement duties are delegated to state and local governments.
Mexico City has its own Secretariat of the Environment (DFSME), which is actively involved in improving the capital's air.
In 2002, Mexico was the third largest producer of geothermal electricity in the world behind the United States and the Philippines, with 855 MW of installed geothermal capacity.
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 Mexico City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Mexico City ranks as one of the world's great capitals and is a must for anyone yearning to understand Mexico's complex past and everchallenging future.
Mexico City is not only the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere, but Mexico City also carries the burden of being the largest city the world has ever known.
Mexico City is a vivacious, pulsating city that clamors to be chic and modern while showcasing its colorful ancient roots.
www.advantagemexico.com /mexico_city   (398 words)

 Mexico City, Mexico City Vacations - www.bestday.com
In the 18th Century Mexico City was named the City of Palace by Humboldt, which still fits today with its aztec ruins, the great temple, many buildings from colonial times and the new state of the art skyscrapers of today.
Mexico City should be on your "Must Visit" list if you are a fan of world-class museums, archeological treasures, international cuisine, incredible shopping experiences, stately mansions, colonial neighborhoods, dazzling nightlife, inviting plazas and gardens or great city parks.
Mexico City, now the center of business, culture and government for the country, was once the center of the entire Aztec empire.
www.bestday.com /Mexico   (880 words)

 City Profiles: Mexico City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Rebuilt after the Spanish conquest, Mexico City served as the political, administrative and financial centre of a major part of the colonial empire of Spain.
The industrial development of the city was facilitated by the fact that it had the best infrastructure of the country, the largest consumer market, and a relatively well-trained labour force.
Mexico City had access to electricity, oil and other power sources, the provision of water and drainage facilities, and was the focus of major road investment programmes.
www0.un.org /cyberschoolbus/habitat/profiles/mexico.asp   (484 words)

The Mexico City airport is the gateway to Mexico City and central Mexico.
The Mexico City airport is also the airline hub for the entire country.
There are more than ten auto rental agencies located at the Mexico City airport, generally the major brands from the USA such as Hertz, Avis, etc. There are booths in the airport, with shuttle buses to take you to your car.
www.mexconnect.com /mex_/travel/rferguson/mexicoairport.html   (1948 words)

 Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City is a sprawling metropolis of 25 million people - claimed to be the second largest city in the world - and notorious for its pollution problems.
Once in the city, these visitors are often surprised to find wide tree lined boulevards and impressive monuments dominating the central area, whilst in the evening cosmopolitan restaurants and bars spill out onto the streets and buzz with tourists and locals almost all through the night.
In addition to the important sights in the city center, we’d recommend spending some time in the colorful suburbs - an excursion to the Great Pyramids of Teotihuacán is a must, but consider also the floating gardens of Xochimilco and colonial town atmosphere of Coyoacán.
www.differentworld.com /mexico/places/mexico_city/mexico_city.htm   (1151 words)

 Mexico City General Information, Mexico City Mexico - go2mexicocity.com
However, Mexico City is a great deal more formal than the resort towns, as might be expected for a city of its size, and people here can be less friendly than elsewhere in Mexico- so bear this in mind.
Mexico City is considered as one of the largest cities in the world and it is quite conflicting because of the amount of vehicles circulating throughout its streets, for which reason it is recommended that you take precautions and leave with plenty of time for your appointments and/or commitments.
All hotels in Mexico are presently charging a 2% tax in addition to the 15% I.V.A, on account of the cost of lodging itself that goes directly to the mixed fund at each entity for the promotion and dissemination of each state.
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 Mexico City Guide Attractions Events Restaurants Nightlife Weather
Originally a “floating city”, served by a large and complex network of canals when it was the epicenter of the Aztec empire; today, the nation’s capital is one of the world’s most populous mega-cities on our planet.
A restored ruin of the most important temple of that ancient city, Templo Mayor, can be seen today in the archaeology park next door to the Cathedral in the heart of the historical center: the rest of the architecture in the old city downtown has a distinctly Spanish feel about it.
Mexico City is at altitude (2,250m or 7,400 feet above sea level, or put another way, about one and-a-half miles up in the sky!), so when you combine heat, altitude and pollution, you may find yourself easily tired or feeling irritated.
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 Mexico City travel guide - Wikitravel
Mexico City [1] (Spanish: México, Ciudad de México, or D.F. (pronounced deh eh-feh)) is the Capital of Mexico, and one of the world's largest and most populated cities.
Mexico City, sometimes considered the world's largest and most populated city, forms a rough oval of about 60 by 40 kilometers, on the dry bed of lake Texcoco, surrounded on three sides by tall mountains and volcanoes such as the Ajusco, the Popocatepetl and the Ixtlacihuatl.
Since the city was established in the dry bed of lake Texcoco and several geological faults that originate in the pacific coast reach the city, earthquakes are a common phenomena.
wikitravel.org /en/Mexico_City   (9428 words)

 City Profiles: Mexico City
The industrial development of the city was facilitated by the fact that it had the best infrastructure of the country, the largest consumer market, and a relatively well-trained labour force.
Mexico City had access to electricity, oil and other power sources, the provision of water and drainage facilities, and was the focus of major road investment programmes.
Furthermore, Mexicans who desire to remain in Mexico City are influenced by numerous social, political, educational and cultural factor, and they often equate living in Mexico City with the image of personal success.
www.un.org /cyberschoolbus/habitat/profiles/mexico.asp   (484 words)

 Mexico City Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Mexico City is the world's third-largest metropolis (only Tokyo and NYC are bigger).
Mexico's best and worst ingredients are all here: music and noise, brown air and green parks, colonial palaces and skyscrapers, world-renowned museums and ever-spreading slums.
The relationship between painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, who both lived in Mexico City, was described as a union between an elephant and a dove: he was big and fat, she short and slight.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/north-america/mexico/mexico-city   (418 words)

 Mexico City.- city overview
In fact, the City was founded on the beds of several lakes, where today 20 million inhabitants live in a constant hustle and bustle that can be seen in the multiple activities which unfold in its streets: vehicles in perpetual motion, hordes of pedestrians, street-corner restaurants and hawkers of every sort.
Since its foundation in 1325, Mexico City has had a vocation for grandeur which has encompassed not only centuries of change, with sometimes radical outward manifestations, but which has also shown a sense of purpose that has transcended political limitations and has forged ancient settlements and created cities from dust.
This confirms an important concentration of services in the city, with sectors of the population coming originally from all regions of the country, as well as a sizeable population of foreigners, both residents and tourists, who together make Mexico City the cosmopolitan metropolis that it is.
www.mexicocity.com.mx /view.html   (353 words)

 Mexico City travel guide
Mexico city is located on the spot where the Aztecs built their capital city Tenochtitlan.
That city impressed the Spaniards when the first arrived by the beautiful setting in the middle of a lake.
The present day Mexico City is sure to impress you, but for completely different reasons.
www.world66.com /northamerica/mexico/mexicocity   (357 words)

 Mexico City
In what was once Texcoco lake, birthplace of pre-Hispanic civilisations, now lies the "Ciudad de los Palacios" ("City of Palaces"), that is, Mexico City, one of the largest and most populated cities in the world.
Mexico City is undoubtedly a place where you should spend at least a week if you want to actually have the chance to get to know it.
Now Mexico City is both the administrative and trading capital of the country, and one of the main sources of income for the whole country.
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 Mexico City
The Bar Jorongo is somewhat of an institution in Mexico City, as least for lovers of mariachi music.
The Hacienda de los Morales may be the most elegant restaurant in Mexico City, and the good news is that the food is as exalted as the setting.
A small bar at the front of Mexico 1900 is as dark as the restaurant is light, and an ideal spot for a romantic drink.
www.sallys-place.com /food/dining_directory/north_america/mexico_city.htm   (3766 words)

 Guide2mexico - Mexico City, D.F.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The city lies with tropic latitudes, but the tropical heat and humidity are tempered by its high altitude of 2,240 m (7,350 ft).
The citizens of Mexico began to refer to the square as El Zócalo, and that has become the generic name for the central plaza in most of the republic's cities and towns.
It was scheduled to be completed in 1910, the centennial of Mexico's fight for independence, but problems arose during construction when the building began to sink, as so many buildings in the area have.
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 Mexico City, Mexico Forums - Topix
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 Mexico City travel guide: Mexico City vacation ideas: Travel Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Mexico's sprawling capital is making headlines as the newest urban playground for hip globe-trotters.
Founded by the Aztecs as Tenochtitlán in 1325, Mexico City is both the oldest and the highest (7,347 ft) metropolis on the North American continent.
It is Mexico's cultural, political, and financial core -- braving the 21st century but clinging to its deeply entrenched Aztec heritage.
travel.discovery.com /destinations/mexico/mexico-city   (386 words)

 Mexico City Shriners Hospital
The Mexico City Hospital is a 60-bed pediatric orthopaedic hospital providing comprehensive orthopaedic care to children at no charge.
The Mexico City Hospital accepts and treats children with routine and complex orthopaedic problems, utilizing the latest treatments and technology available in pediatric orthopaedics, resulting in early ambulation and reduced length of stay.
The Mexico City Hospital is equipped and staffed to provide care for virtually all pediatric orthopaedic problems, with the exception of acute trauma.
www.shrinershq.org /shc/mexicocity   (444 words)

 UrbanRail.Net > America > Mexico > El Metro de Ciudad de México (Mexico City Subway)
The Mexico City metro is the cheapest subway system in the world, and it has one of the biggest transfer stations in the world: Pantitlán, terminus of lines 1, 5, 9, A, and tens of local bus lines.
Further action was taken throughout the years; because of such actions, the Mexico City subway hasn’t had another train crash, making it one of the safest systems in the world.
This way, the Mexico City subway tries to fulfill the demanding transportation needs of 22 million inhabitants, and become a reliable, safe and clean backbone of the biggest city of the world.
www.urbanrail.net /am/mexi/mexico.htm   (2066 words)

 Boxing Classics Equipment and Mexico City Boxing News
Mexico City boxing fans had high hopes that Mateos, who had looked very impressive in recent fights and posseses a solid punch, would send the house stinker Dianzo out on a stretcher.
Mexico City feather Aldo Valtierra battles Hector Acero-Sanchez for a scheduled 10 rounds April 17 in St. Louis.
Remember that Barrera is the Mexico City based fighter so this came as something of a surprise to me. People seem to favor a win for Morales strongly or moderately, but there was no strong favor leaning toward Barrera - and very few moderately leaning for a Barrera victory.
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 Mexico City Buildings, Real Estate, Architecture, Skyscrapers and Construction Database
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and one of the most important cities in the world.
Mexico City is the financial center of Latin America and virtually every foreign and domestic corporation has operations in the city.
Mexico City is not only located in a major earthquake zone but it is also built over a lake which creates a very unstable foundation for high-rise construction.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/ci/?id=101008   (339 words)

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