Mexico Information pack

produced Janurary 1996 in conjunction with return of the first Irish delegation to Mexico

VITAL STATISTICS

Area 1,958,201 sq. km. Population 90,000,000 (1994), some 70% living in urban areas. Languages Official language Spanish; many other languages spoken Armed Forces c. 175 000. Has been substantially modernised recently. Religion approx 85% Roman Catholic. Independence from Spain was won in 1821. Member of the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the OECD Part of the North American Free Trade Agreement trading zone.

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