Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and is the Federal District, and government centre of the country. Mexico City is not part of any of the 31 Mexican states; it is a federal government entity. Mexico City is the largest city in the country. Located in the Valley of Mexico, Mexico City is comprised of 15 boroughs. The population of the city is nearly 9 million, while the metropolitan area has over 21 million inhabitants. This makes the metropolitan area of Mexico City the largest in the western hemisphere, the third largest in the world, and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.
Mexico City’s main industries are tourism, government, construction, and the production of iron and steel, textiles and yarn, plastics, furniture, and cement. The city is the headquarters for the country’s largest banks and insurers, as well as Latin American international financial service companies. The business district of the city, Santa Fe, is where you will find the Mexican stock exchange - Bolsa Mexicana de Valores. Citigroup is the one of the largest companies and top employers in Mexico City. There are many locations throughout Mexico City for serviced offices.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Mexico City. The Downtown area offers historical buildings from pre-Columbian through to modern day. Nicknamed the ‘City of Palaces,’ you will find an amazing number of stately buildings in Mexico City’s Centro Historico. Mexico also has the highest number of museums in the world. Popular dining options in Mexico City include El Cardenal, Hacienda de los Morales, San Angel Inn, Café de Tacuba, St Regis Mexico City, La Casa de las Sirenas, and La Opera.
Benito Juarez International Airport serves Mexico City and is situated on its eastern edge. There is a bus and light rail system connection the airport’s two terminals. Service to the city is available by taxi, Metro, and bus. Another option in the area is Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport located in the City of Toluca 50 km (31 miles) southwest of Mexico City. Mexico City has several public transport alternatives including underground metro, RTP bus system, Electric Trolley buses, and taxi.