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    1. Mex·i·co
      IPA[ˈmeksəkō]
      • 1. a country in southwestern North America, with extensive coastlines on the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, bordered by the US on the north; population 111,211,800 (est. 2009); capital, Mexico City; language, Spanish (official).

      • 2. a state in central Mexico, west of Mexico City; capital, Toluca de Lerdo.

      • a country in North America, with extensive coastlines on the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, bordered by the US to the north; population 111,211,800 (est. 2009); official language, Spanish; capital, Mexico City.

        a state of central Mexico, to the west of Mexico City; capital, Toluca de Lerdo.

      • the capital of Mexico; population 8,720,916 (2005). Founded about 1300 as the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, it was destroyed in 1521 by the Spanish conquistador Cortés, who rebuilt it as the capital of New Spain.
      • a state in the southwestern US, on the border with Mexico; population 1,984,356 (est. 2008); capital, Santa Fe; statehood, Jan. 6, 1912 (47). It was obtained from Mexico in 1845 (annexation of Texas), 1848 (Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War), and 1853 (Gadsden Purchase).
      • the capital of Mexico; population 8,720,916 (2005). Founded in about 1300 as the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, it was destroyed in 1521 by the Spanish conquistador Cortés, who rebuilt it as the capital of New Spain.
      • a state in the south-western US, on the border with Mexico; population 1,984,356 (est. 2008); capital, Santa Fe. It was obtained from Mexico in 1848 and 1854, and in 1912 it became the 47th state of the US.
      • a large extension of the western Atlantic Ocean. Bounded in a sweeping curve by the US on the north, by Mexico on the west and south, and by Cuba on the southeast, it is linked to the Atlantic Ocean by the Straits of Florida and to the Caribbean Sea by the Yucatán Channel.
      • a large extension of the western Atlantic Ocean. Bounded in a sweeping curve by the US to the north, by Mexico to the west and south, and by Cuba to the south-east, it is linked to the Atlantic by the Straits of Florida and to the Caribbean Sea by the Yucatán Channel.
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